Coutinho struggles as Reds post ugly but welcome win – 5 talking points from Liverpool 2–1 Burnley

 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

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 12, 2017: Liverpool's Emre Can scores the second goal against Burnley during the FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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.

This has only been backed up by the contrast in performances and results in recent stunning games against Tottenham and Arsenal compared to the nightmare displays at Hull and Leicester City.

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.

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