It would be too simplistic to say Liverpool responded to the test of nerve set by Manchester City. Jürgen Klopp’s contenders have been doing that since the first day of this enthralling title race. This was a test of nerve, quality and composure set by Burnley, the match officials plus the elements and they delivered on all counts to remind the champions that, as Klopp defiantly put it, “nobody gets rid of us”.
Liverpool remain on City’s shoulder courtesy of an impressive but far from routine home victory over Sean Dyche’s side. Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané both scored twice to lift Liverpool to 73 points from 30 games for only the third time in their illustrious history – the previous two occasions ended with the title at Anfield – and serve as ideal preparation for Wednesday’s Champions League trip to Bayern Munich. Burnley scored with two of their three shots on target yet were more prolific at shooting themselves in the foot. Their defending was dreadful, undermining an otherwise encouraging away display, and explains why they stand only two points above the relegation zone.
Source: Football News
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