Watch the goals of the match Burnley 0-3 Liverpool
Liverpool Saves place in the Champions. Liverpool’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League were improved after a 3-0 victory over Burnley.
The Reds knew they needed to win at Turf Moor to keep their chances of playing in the Champions League next season alive, and they delivered in a dominant display. The victory was gained thanks to goals from Roberto Firmino, Nat Phillips, and substitute Alex Oxlade Chamberlain.
It was evident from the start that the six-time European winners would attack. And they had their first opportunity after only three minutes. Sadio Mane, on the other hand, was unable to finish off some promising build-up play with a cross.
While the visitors were in complete control, Burnley created a threat with long, lofted balls into the channels, with Chris Wood a frequent target. The New Zealander grabbed an inexperienced Rhys Williams and attempted a pass, but he fumbled the opportunity.
With his precise passing and vision, Thiago was important in putting Liverpool in attacking positions. When he performed a one-two with Mohamed Salah and escaped pressure in the box before shooting barely wide. The Spaniard came close to breaking the deadlock.
More chances arrived, but James Tarkowski and Ben Mee, the hosts’ center halves, were disputing every ball and putting their bodies on the line with blocks. Sean Dyche’s side appeared to be heading for a half-time draw. But the Reds ultimately made their dominance pay near the conclusion of the half.
The visiting team advanced the ball to the left side of the field. Where Andy Robertson played a one-two with Mane. The Scotland international ran onto a pass just outside the box and brought the ball back for Firmino to sweep in the first time.
In the second half, Liverpool maintained a similar tempo and mentality, creating more opportunities for Salah. Who benefited from Firmino’s link-up play between the lines. Burnley was only able to stay in the game thanks to some last-gasp defense, despite the Reds constantly creating chances.
A corner resulted from one such opportunity, and after the original effort blocked, the away team crafted a play that saw Mane fizz a left-footed cross onto the head of Phillips. Who emphatically nodded the effort home to double the lead.
Burnley continued to press and probe, peppering the Liverpool defense with long balls but having no real outcome fear. With the exception of a few half-seconds of anxiousness, nothing troubled the Champions League. Chasing away team’s backline, and they weathered the storm on each occasion, with Fabinho offering a soothing presence and hoovering up second balls.
Jurgen Klopp shuffled his pack late in the game after noticing evident tiredness, and his first change made an almost immediate difference. The ball played to Oxlade Chamberlain, who dummies to shoot into the far bottom corner before brilliantly firing a rasping shot in at the near post in a typically slick effort.
When Salah set to fire after a thorough pass on the counter-attack. Also, The outstanding Charlie Taylor just about managed to prod the ball from Salah’s feet.
It didn’t matter in the end, as the Reds enter the last day knowing that their fate is in their own hands.
Liverpool team: Alisson; Alexander Arnold, Phillips, Williams, Robertson; Fabinho, Thiago, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Replacements; Kostas Tsimikas for Robertson, James Milner for Wijnaldum, Oxlade Chamberlain for Firmino.
Liverpool Saves place in the Champions.