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Liverpool Beat Burnley to Keep Pressure on Man City

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Liverpool beat Burnley 4-2 at Anfield on Sunday March 10th to keep the pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester City. The Reds had to come from behind and survive a late scare before eventually securing the victory to keep them a point within the leaders.

Burnley stunned the Anfield faithful just six minutes into the game when Ashley Westwood corner went directly into the back of the net. Liverpool goalkeeper Allison furiously protested that he was being held by James Tarkowski, but the referee ignored his pleas despite replays showing the keeper being clearly fouled.

Liverpool equalised in the 19th minute, Roberto Firmino on his first start since returning from injury, capitalized as Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton and Tarkowski got in each other’s way when attempting to clear Mo Salah’s low cross allowing the Brazilian to tap into an empty net.

Just ten minutes later the home side took the lead, as The Clarets failed to clear their lines the ball fell to Sadio Mane in the box, who struck into the top right corner to put Liverpool in front.

The Reds started the second-half strongly as both Salah and Firmino had efforts just wide early on. The hosts got their third goal in the 67th minute, Heaton miscued goal kick led to Salah running through on goal, but a last-ditch tackle by Charlie Taylor inadvertently put the ball into path of Firmino, who slotted the ball into the net.

In stoppage time the away side pulled a goal back, after Liverpool failed to clear their lines Johann Berg Gudmundsson left footed a shot.

Any hopes of a comeback were abandoned just a minute later when substitute Daniel Sturridge’s ball over the top found Mane, who rounded the goalkeeper to complete the victory.

Next, Liverpool travel to Bayern Munich to play the second-leg of their Champions League’s last 16 tie, at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday March 13th.
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