Ben Twelves 12 March 2017
Liverpool fought back from an early setback to seal a crucial 2-1 win over Burnley at Anfield, further cementing their place in top-four.
Liverpool 2–1 Burnley
Premier League, Anfield
March 12, 2017
Goals Wijnaldum 45+1’ Can 61’ ; Barnes 7’
An ugly but welcome win
A criticism often levelled at Liverpool is their inability to win ugly, with Klopp’s men needing to be at their best to secure three points.
But there was finally a welcome change at Anfield, where the below-par Reds battled through on a physically and mentally draining contest to drag themselves over the line despite turning in an extremely underwhelming performance.
It was arguably the worst display of the season in a winning game from Klopp’s side, but no Kopite will complain about securing three points of paramount importance as the top-four battles hots up.
Such performance can’t become the norm, but being able to win in such fashion is crucial, and that the Reds finally backed up big-game brilliance with a ground out win while being nowhere near our best was particularly pleasing.