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16:00 Sun 12th Mar 2017
Location: Anfield
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16:00 Sun 12th Mar 2017
16:00 Sun 12th Mar 2017 Anfield

Liverpool 2-1 Burnley: Matchday blog

Our matchday blog covered all of the build-up, action and reaction at Anfield as Liverpool secured a 2-1 win over Burnley in the Premier League.


More from the manager

"Obviously we all have to get used to it a little bit because it’s the first ‘ugly’ game we’ve won. Usually when we were not at our best we’ve lost and in a few parts of the game we weren’t at our best actually."

Read the boss' reflections on victory over Burnley and the matchwinner Emre Can here.


Injury news

Jürgen Klopp offered an update on Jordan Henderson's injury in his post-match press conference.

Click here to read all about the captain.


Klopp: "We know about the things people say about us. Everybody expects the Burnley game to be difficult. You try everything before the game, then you concede a goal from the first situation, it doesn't feel good. But we took the fight and that's really good."


Klopp: "Emre is a boy with an outstanding attitude. He had a few problems with the calf in the last few months which we couldn't sort quickly enough. It looks like we found a solution now and he doesn't have these problems any more."


Klopp: "We felt not that comfortable today for playing build-up, so the plan was to mix it up. Second half, I thought we did much better, because there was not a chance from open play [for Burnley]."


Klopp: "The goal we conceded we could have defended better. It doesn't feel good and you are 1-0 down but I thought at the end of the first half we had our moments and we scored a goal."


Klopp: "It's the first ugly game we won. Every game we were not at our best, we lost until now."


Numbers game

Take a statistical look at that win with our Opta widgets below.

Full Time

Liverpool 2-1 Burnley

The whistle blows and that's that.

A comeback win from the Reds courtesy of the sort of battling performance their critics have so often claimed they could not produce. 


Hearts in mouths!

A long throw-in is flicked on but Lowton can't keep an acrobatic effort down as the Reds get away with it a bit.


Four minutes to be added on here.


Can dinks a ball over the top for Mane but he can't sort his feet out quick enough and a rising shot is tipped over the bar by Heaton.



Yellow Card

Adam Lallana takes exception to being penalised for an aerial challenge and goes in the book as a result.



A ball comes into the box and Klavan is dragged down by Barnes as they jostle for the header.

Burnley's physicality has provided a stern test today and this one is far from over.



Lucas Leiva takes the field, with Divock Origi making way. 

Sadio Mane apepars to be taking the centre-forward position in place of his Belgian colleague.



Robbie Brady replaces George Boyd for Burnley.


Woodburn cuts in off the wing and curls a cross to the far post which almost nestles in the corner after missing a host of bodies.

Good work from the youngster.


Match shot

I think it's fair to say he enjoyed that one.


Breathless stuff at Anfield as Burnley so nearly level it up.

A set-piece delivery is clipped back into the danger zone but a brilliant sliding challenge from Klavan stops Barnes from getting another goal.



Liverpool 2-1 Burnley (Can)

That is sublime.

The Reds work the ball from the left to a central position where Emre Can tees it up unleashes a low drive into the bottom corner. Pick that one out.



A change for the Reds, with Ben Woodburn taking the place Philippe Coutinho.


Yellow Card

Joey Barton hauls down a breaking Gini Wijnaldum and goes in the book for his troubles. 

Liverpool putting pressure on now.


A bright start from Liverpool, who are dominating possession at the start of the second half.

Burnley still a threat on the counter, though, with their tactic of hitting the ball forward to their front two at any opportunity creating some dangerous moments.



Liverpool get the game restarted and are attacking the Kop end this half.


Match shot

Gini celebrates his goal.


Shouting the odds

Liverpool 1/2
Draw 12/5
Burnley 9/1

Take advantage of those odds here.

Half Time

Liverpool 1-1 Burnley

Wijnaldum's late leveller ensure it's honours even at half-time. The Reds huffed and puffed but just about deserved that goal - can they win it in the second period?



Liverpool 1-1 Burnley (Wijnaldum)


Origi swings in a cross from the left and after Burnley fail to clear, Wijnaldum is on hand to thrash the ball home.


One minute of added time announced.


Yellow Card

Lallana with a marvellous Cruyff turn to escape Mee, who cynically hacks him down.

A deserved booking.


Liverpool moving the ball much quicker now and get their reward when Origi produces a quick turn before firing a cross in that wins a corner.

Burnley clear the set-piece but that's encouraging from the Reds.


Match shot

Phil brings the ball down on his chest.


Barnes sends a volley just wide of the post but he's flagged offside in the aftermath.

Liverpool still not at their best here.


Better from the Reds as Mane steams past his man on the right before almost putting the ball on Origi's head.

There's still so much time left - no need to panic.



Liverpool 0-1 Burnley (Barnes)

It was coming, in truth.

A brilliant low cross from the right-hand side finds Barnes, who slides in to produce the finish and put the visitors ahead.


Wijnaldum heads a Burnley corner away and Boyd attempts to volley the clearance in, but his effort is high and wide. 

A quiet start to proceedings at Anfield.



Burnley get the game under way, with Liverpool attacking the Anfield Road end first half.


Here we go

The players are out at Anfield and kick-off is moments away, with 'You'll Never Walk Alone' currently ringing out around the famous old ground.



An important correction

Earlier today we informed you that conditions were likely to remain dry at Anfield this afternoon - we were wrong.

It has been consistently drizzling for the last three hours or so, and it looks like that will continue throughout the game.


The squad arrives

Jürgen Klopp and his players looking in focused mood.


Behind the scenes

A look inside the home dressing room at Anfield ahead of kick-off.


Live commentary

Remember, if you can't watch today's game, you can listen to free commentary live from Anfield. Click here to tune in.


Team news: Origi in for Firmino for Reds

The teamsheets are in at Anfield, and Jürgen Klopp has made just one change to his starting line-up from last weekend’s victory over Arsenal.

Divock Origi replaces Roberto Firmino in the Reds’ side, with the Brazilian having picked up a knock against the Gunners.

Dejan Lovren misses out on a place in the Liverpool squad due to a sore back caused by a collision in training on Saturday.

Liverpool team: Mignolet, Clyne, Matip, Klavan, Milner, Can, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Mane, Coutinho, Origi.

Subs: Karius, Gomez, Moreno, Lucas, Woodburn, Wilson, Alexander-Arnold.


Anfield is ready...


Klavan: That defeat at Burnley was a valuable lesson for me

Ragnar Klavan has reflected on Liverpool's defeat to Burnley in the reverse fixture back in August in today's matchday programme.

"It was a good experience for me," says the Estonian, of what was only his second competitive appearance for the Reds.

"It wasn't a good game, we lost 2-0, but it was a reality check for me. I realised then how intense the Premier League is."


'We have to prove we're back on track'

Click on the photo of Sadio Mane below to read the Reds' No.19's thoughts ahead of this afternoon's match...


A milestone for Milner?

James Milner could make the 600th club appearance of his career this afternoon. 

To find out more of the best pre-match facts and figures, click the image of the Reds' vice-captain below...



With just over four hours to go until kick-off at Anfield, it's time for's first meteorological update of the day.

It's dry but dull here in Liverpool at the moment, with a quick glance at the forecast telling us it's likely to stay that way this afternoon. 

Temperature-wise, it's expected to be around nine degrees at 4pm GMT. Probably wise to wear a jacket if you're heading to L4, then...


Remember the last time Liverpool hosted Burnley?

It was back in March 2015. The Reds won 2-0, and Jordan Henderson did this...


In photos: The Reds prepare for the Clarets

Liverpool trained at Melwood on Friday afternoon ahead of today's game.

Our photographers were there - and here are a selection of the best shots from the session...


Speaking of today's programme...

Here's a sneak peak of its front cover:

You can pick up a copy of the programme if you're heading to Anfield this afternoon.

Alternatively, click here for details on how to subscribe to ensure you never miss an issue.


Words from the skipper

A foot injury means Jordan Henderson is unavailable for Liverpool today, but the captain has used his programme notes to praise the performances of Divock Origi and Emre Can in last weekend's victory over Arsenal.

Click on the image of the skipper below to read more...


The boss' view

What's Jürgen Klopp had to say in his notes for today's matchday programme? Find out by clicking the photo of the boss below...


Fancy a flutter on today's game?

Here are the latest odds from Liverpool FC's official betting partner, Bet Victor.

Liverpool 1/4
Draw 11/2
Burnley 12/1

To place a bet, click here.


Good morning and welcome to's live matchday blog, with the Reds' clash with Burnley at Anfield now a little under than six hours away.

Stick with us for all the best build-up, action and reaction from L4 as Jürgen Klopp's team aim to strengthen their position in the top four of the Premier League.

Why not start by comparing and contrasting the two teams with the Opta widgets embedded below?

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