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Barclays Premier League

Wednesday, 4 March 2015,

Liverpool
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Burnley
  • Kickoff: 21:00 BST
  • Stadium: Anfield
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Anfield
  • Attendance: 44,717
  • 29' Jordan Henderson
  • 51' Daniel Sturridge

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    Rodgers praise for Burnley's Dyche

    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers thinks he will have to outwit one of the managers of the season to maintain his side's recent resurgence.

    The Reds are unbeaten in 10 Barclays Premier League games but Rodgers expects a strong test as Sean Dyche brings relegation battlers Burnley to Anfield on Wednesday.

    Early in that sequence Raheem Sterling struck as the Merseysiders edged to an unconvincing 1-0 win at Turf Moor and, despite the improvement in form since, Rodgers knows his team will need to be alert.

    Rodgers said: "I rate Burnley as a team, and the manager in particular. Sean Dyche has done an incredible job at Burnley. He is a Premier League manager who is very talented.

    "I think they have given absolutely everything to the cause. They got a great promotion and Sean is maybe up there, I am sure, as one of the candidates for manager of the year, irrespective of what happens."

    Burnley are in the bottom three and in need of points after collecting just two from their last six games.

    But amid that run they were unlucky in defeat at Manchester United and held leaders Chelsea to a creditable draw before conceding an unfortunate own goal to lose to Swansea last weekend. They also drew at champions Manchester City in December.

    Rodgers said: "I am always impressed when I watch Burnley. I watch their workrate. They have gone away from home in big games and performed well and got good results.

    "They have great motivation when they play, great commitment to stay in the league and they are fighting. They are a team we are wary of. They are always in it, they don't concede too many goals and are very organised at set-pieces. They are a good side and will be pushing all the way through to the end.

    "We respect them but we want to get the three points. We are at home and we want to do everything we can to win."

    Burnley will travel with every belief they have the gameplan and fitness to once again cause problems for one of the Barclays Premier League big guns, according to Clarets forward George Boyd.

    Already this season, in what is the club's comeback top-flight campaign, Dyche's men have caused upsets by securing draws at home against Manchester United and away against champions Manchester City and leaders Chelsea.

    And they will be hoping that stands them in good stead for picking up some vital points during a daunting-looking run of fixtures ahead - five fixtures in a row against teams in the current top seven - as they continue in their battle to avoid relegation.

    Certainly Boyd feels Burnley can approach those matches, starting with the trip to Anfield, in confident mood.

    The 29-year-old Scotland international said: "We've got results at City and Chelsea, we drew early in the season with Man United, and even at Old Trafford (where they recently lost 3-1), we battered them to be honest.

    "So we are full of confidence that we can go to places like Anfield, put in good performances and get points.

    "I think we've grown throughout the season (with the belief) that we do belong at this level."

    91'+3

    Match ends, Liverpool 2, Burnley 0.

    91'+3

    End Regular Time

    91'+3

    Attempt missed. Ross Wallace (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

    91'+2

    Scott Arfield (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    91'+1

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 92'

    91'+1

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Glen Johnson.

    91'

    Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) Blocked Pass at 91'

    91'

    Glen Johnson (Liverpool) Throw In at 91'

    91'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 91'

    90'

    Substitution, Burnley. Lukas Jutkiewicz replaces Danny Ings because of an injury.

    90'

    Substitution, Liverpool. Rickie Lambert replaces Raheem Sterling.

    88'

    Emre Can (Liverpool) Throw In at 88'

    87'

    Benjamin Mee (Burnley) Throw In at 87'

    85'

    Benjamin Mee (Burnley) Blocked Pass at 85'

    85'

    Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) Free Kick at 85'

    85'

    Benjamin Mee

    84'

    Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).

    84'

    Emre Can (Liverpool) Throw In at 84'

    84'

    Substitution, Liverpool. Glen Johnson replaces Daniel Sturridge.

    83'

    Scott Arfield (Burnley) Blocked Pass at 83'

    82'

    Attempt blocked. David Jones (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

    81'

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Martin Skrtel.

    81'

    Danny Ings (Burnley) Corner Kick at 81'

    80'

    Adam Lallana (Liverpool) Corner Kick at 80'

    80'

    Attempt saved. Emre Can (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Sturridge.

    80'

    Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 79'

    79'

    Emre Can (Liverpool) Throw In at 79'

    79'

    Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) Free Kick at 79'

    78'

    Foul by Jason Shackell (Burnley).

    77'

    Attempt saved. Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Philippe Coutinho.

    77'

    Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 77'

    74'

    Emre Can (Liverpool) Blocked Pass at 74'

    73'

    Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) Free Kick at 73'

    73'

    Substitution, Liverpool. Kolo Touré replaces Alberto Moreno.

    72'

    Joe Allen (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    71'

    Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) Throw In at 71'

    70'

    Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) Free Kick at 70'

    69'

    Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

    69'

    Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) Blocked Pass at 69'

    69'

    Attempt blocked. Adam Lallana (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Philippe Coutinho.

    69'

    Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 69'

    67'

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Simon Mignolet.

    66'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 66'

    66'

    Substitution, Burnley. Sam Vokes replaces Ashley Barnes.

    66'

    Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) Blocked Pass at 66'

    64'

    Attempt missed. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Emre Can.

    64'

    Emre Can (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 64'

    63'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 63'

    63'

    Ross Wallace (Burnley) Free Kick at 63'

    62'

    Ross Wallace (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

    61'

    Attempt missed. Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

    61'

    Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) Free Kick at 61'

    60'

    Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    60'

    Attempt missed. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

    59'

    Benjamin Mee (Burnley) Throw In at 59'

    58'

    Attempt blocked. George Boyd (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Ings.

    58'

    Danny Ings (Burnley) Assists Shot at 58'

    58'

    Ashley Barnes (Burnley) Blocked Pass at 58'

    58'

    Attempt blocked. Danny Ings (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Trippier.

    58'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Assists Shot at 58'

    58'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 58'

    57'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 57'

    56'

    Benjamin Mee (Burnley) Throw In at 56'

    55'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 55'

    55'

    Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) Blocked Pass at 55'

    55'

    Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) Free Kick at 55'

    54'

    Offside, Burnley. Tom Heaton tries a through ball, but Ashley Barnes is caught offside.

    53'

    Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

    53'

    Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) Corner Kick at 53'

    53'

    Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) Throw In at 53'

    52'

    Substitution, Burnley. Ross Wallace replaces Michael Kightly.

    51'

    2 - 0

    Goal! Liverpool 2, Burnley 0. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Henderson.

    51'

    Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 51'

    50'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 50'

    50'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 50'

    50'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Free Kick at 50'

    50'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    48'

    Attempt saved. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Emre Can.

    48'

    Emre Can (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 48'

    47'

    Emre Can (Liverpool) Throw In at 47'

    47'

    Emre Can (Liverpool) Free Kick at 47'

    47'

    Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).

    46'

    Start 2nd Half

    46'+1

    First Half ends, Liverpool 1, Burnley 0.

    46'

    Attempt saved. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kieran Trippier.

    46'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Assists Shot at 46'

    46'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Free Kick at 46'

    45'

    Foul by Raheem Sterling (Liverpool).

    44'

    Attempt missed. Joe Allen (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Philippe Coutinho.

    44'

    Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 44'

    44'

    Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) Throw In at 44'

    44'

    Emre Can (Liverpool) Free Kick at 44'

    43'

    Foul by Jason Shackell (Burnley).

    42'

    Attempt saved. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Philippe Coutinho with a through ball.

    42'

    Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 42'

    41'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 41'

    41'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 41'

    40'

    Tom Heaton (Burnley) Free Kick at 40'

    40'

    Foul by Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool).

    40'

    Attempt missed. Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Lallana.

    40'

    Adam Lallana (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 40'

    39'

    Emre Can (Liverpool) Free Kick at 39'

    39'

    Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    38'

    Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) Throw In at 38'

    38'

    Benjamin Mee (Burnley) Throw In at 38'

    37'

    Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) Throw In at 37'

    37'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 37'

    36'

    Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) Throw In at 36'

    33'

    Michael Kightly (Burnley) Blocked Pass at 33'

    31'

    Attempt missed. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Lallana.

    31'

    Adam Lallana (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 31'

    31'

    Attempt blocked. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Philippe Coutinho.

    31'

    Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 31'

    31'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 31'

    31'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 31'

    30'

    Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) Throw In at 30'

    30'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 30'

    30'

    Joe Allen (Liverpool) Blocked Pass at 30'

    29'

    1 - 0

    Goal! Liverpool 1, Burnley 0. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

    28'

    Attempt blocked. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Lallana.

    28'

    Adam Lallana (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 28'

    27'

    Joe Allen (Liverpool) Free Kick at 27'

    26'

    Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    26'

    Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) Free Kick at 26'

    26'

    Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    26'

    Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) Throw In at 26'

    25'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 25'

    25'

    Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) Throw In at 25'

    24'

    Attempt blocked. Emre Can (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

    24'

    Attempt blocked. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Allen with a cross.

    24'

    Joe Allen (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 24'

    24'

    Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

    24'

    Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) Corner Kick at 24'

    24'

    Attempt saved. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Raheem Sterling.

    24'

    Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 24'

    23'

    Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) Throw In at 23'

    22'

    Danny Ings (Burnley) Blocked Pass at 22'

    22'

    Benjamin Mee (Burnley) Throw In at 22'

    22'

    Benjamin Mee (Burnley) Free Kick at 22'

    22'

    Foul by Raheem Sterling (Liverpool).

    21'

    Benjamin Mee (Burnley) Throw In at 21'

    19'

    Attempt missed. Scott Arfield (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Michael Kightly.

    19'

    Michael Kightly (Burnley) Assists Shot at 19'

    19'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 19'

    19'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 19'

    18'

    Attempt missed. Ben Mee (Burnley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross following a corner.

    18'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Assists Shot at 18'

    18'

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Raheem Sterling.

    18'

    Attempt blocked. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

    17'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 17'

    16'

    Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) Free Kick at 16'

    16'

    Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

    15'

    Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) Free Kick at 15'

    15'

    Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

    15'

    Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) Blocked Pass at 15'

    14'

    David Jones (Burnley) Free Kick at 14'

    14'

    Foul by Jordan Henderson (Liverpool).

    13'

    Jason Shackell (Burnley) Free Kick at 13'

    13'

    Foul by Emre Can (Liverpool).

    12'

    Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) Corner Kick at 12'

    12'

    Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

    12'

    Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) Free Kick at 12'

    12'

    Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

    11'

    Benjamin Mee (Burnley) Throw In at 11'

    11'

    Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) Throw In at 11'

    10'

    Attempt missed. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

    10'

    Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) Free Kick at 10'

    10'

    Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

    10'

    Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) Throw In at 10'

    9'

    Scott Arfield (Burnley) Blocked Pass at 9'

    8'

    Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) Throw In at 8'

    5'

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Dejan Lovren.

    5'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Corner Kick at 5'

    4'

    Attempt missed. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Philippe Coutinho with a cross following a corner.

    4'

    Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 4'

    4'

    Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

    4'

    Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) Corner Kick at 4'

    3'

    Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) Throw In at 3'

    2'

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) Throw In at 2'

    1'

    Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

    1'

    Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) Corner Kick at 1'

    1'

    Attempt saved. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Lallana.

    1'

    Adam Lallana (Liverpool) Assists Shot at 1'

    1'

    Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) Throw In at 1'

    1'

    First Half begins.

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    Possession

    63%
    37%
    • Liverpool
    • Burnley

    Shots

    20
    9

    Shots on target

    8
    1

    Fouls

    8
    14

    Corners

    6
    5

    Yellow Cards

    0
    1

    Red Cards

    0
    0

    Head to Head

    Liverpool2 - 0Burnley
    Burnley0 - 1Liverpool
    Burnley0 - 4Liverpool
    Liverpool4 - 0Burnley
    Burnley1 - 0Liverpool
    Burnley0 - 0Liverpool

    Liverpool

    • 22Simon Mignolet
    • 23Emre Can
    • 6Dejan Lovren
    • 31Raheem Sterling
    • -> Rickie Lambert
    • 18Alberto Moreno
    • -> Kolo Touré
    • 15Daniel Sturridge
    • -> Glen Johnson
    • 24Joe Allen
    • 37Martin Skrtel
    • 20Adam Lallana
    • 14Jordan Henderson
    • 10Philippe Coutinho
    • Subs
    • 49Jordan Williams
    • 50Lazar Markovic
    • 45Mario Balotelli
    • 52Danny Ward

    Burnley

    • 1Tom Heaton
    • 25Michael Keane
    • 6Benjamin Mee
    • 2Kieran Trippier
    • 5Jason Shackell
    • 11Michael Kightly
    • -> Ross Wallace
    • 21George Boyd
    • 10Danny Ings
    • -> Lucas Jutkiewicz
    • 37Scott Arfield
    • 30Ashley Barnes
    • -> Sam Vokes
    • 14David Jones
    • Subs
    • 18Steven Reid
    • 23Stephen Ward
    • 22Matthew Gilks
    • 4Mike Duff

    Liverpool 2-0 Burnley

    Stand-in captain Jordan Henderson led from the front with his second goal in successive matches as Liverpool maintained their pursuit of a top-four place.

    With third-placed Arsenal and Manchester United also winning, Brendan Rodgers' side could not afford anything less than three points and a straightforward 2-0 victory over the Premier League strugglers was the achieved with the minimum of fuss.

    Henderson, in possession of the armband in the absence of Steven Gerrard, back in training this week after a hamstring injury, slotted home just before the half-hour and Daniel Sturridge's header just after the break sealed the result.

    With Henderson, and the team, in this form the watching captain - who departs for Los Angeles Galaxy in the summer - must be wondering where he fits in.

    Liverpool, the league's only unbeaten side since the turn of the year, have not been defeated in the last 12 league games - picking up 30 points from a possible 36 having won seven of the last eight with six clean sheets.

    Rodgers' side are upwardly mobile and moved back into fifth place, which they had been ousted from by Southampton 24 hours earlier, remaining three points behind Arsenal and two behind United, who visit Anfield a week on Sunday.

    Burnley, on the other hand, have just one win in the last 12 league matches and stay second-bottom three points from safety.

    Just 24 seconds had elapsed when Sturridge brought a smart reaction save out of Tom Heaton low to his left after Raheem Sterling had cut the ball back

    But if the hosts thought that was the beginning of the onslaught they were mistaken as Burnley recovered their composure quickly and set out their stall to harass and make things difficult.

    They achieved that with plenty of endeavour but despite gaining the upper hand in the game, what they lacked was that touch of class.

    Liverpool have that in spades in the form of Philippe Coutinho, who pulls the strings in the space between opposition defences and midfield, and he was soon demanding and receiving more of the ball.

    The clever brain and quick feet of the diminutive Brazil international have always been a characteristic of his play but what he has added to his game with devastating effect is shooting power.

    Two wonder goals in successive matches have given the 22-year-old the confidence to have a go and when he let fly from distance the shot rebounded off a crowd of defenders to Henderson who, having also found the net in Sunday's win over Manchester City, rammed home from the edge of the area.

    It was the first time in his senior career the 24-year-old had scored in consecutive matches.

    Three minutes later Coutinho almost replicated his brilliant effort against City from a similar position but although he wrapped his right foot around the ball to impart plenty of spin the shot bent just around the far post.

    It encapsulated the match as a whole. Liverpool, having spent £120million in the summer, had far more quality to call upon than Burnley, who make up for the difference in financial clout with committed players who carry out manager Sean Dyche's game plan effectively.

    Goalkeeper Tom Heaton had to deny Sturridge three times in the first half alone: once from a direct shot, second time racing out to snatch the ball off striker's toes when Emre Can's deflected effort looped up off Michael Keane and then sticking out a leg to win a one-on-one with the England striker.

    Burnley, for all their hard work and desire to go toe-to-toe with their opponents could not create half as much with Danny Ings, a reported target for Liverpool this summer, robbed by a perfect tackle from Martin Skrtel six yards out and Ashley Barnes heading at goalkeeper Simon Mignolet moments before the break.

    Six minutes into the second half the Clarets were exposed again as Adam Lallana led the defence a merry dance with some nifty footwork to retain possession long enough for support to arrive in the form of Henderson, whose cross to the far post was nodded in by Sturridge.

    Barnes volleyed wide to provide a reminder the Premier League strugglers were far from finished while Ings, as was the case for his team, came up just short in a race with Mignolet.

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