Liverpool secured a crucial 3-1 victory against Burnley, a team fighting against relegation, to reclaim their position at the top of the Premier League table.
After briefly being displaced by reigning champions Manchester City, Liverpool demonstrated their determination to win their 20th English top-flight title in Jurgen Klopp‘s final season in charge.
Although Liverpool did not display their usual fluidity, they did enough to secure the win against Vincent Kompany’s side, who remain seven points from safety.
Meanwhile, City, who defeated Everton 2-0 in the early kick-off, trail Liverpool by just two points with a game in hand as they chase an unprecedented fourth consecutive English top-flight title.
Liverpool took the lead thanks to a fortunate error from Burnley goalkeeper James Trafford.
As Trafford came out to claim a Trent Alexander-Arnold corner, he missed the ball, allowing Diogo Jota to head into an empty net for his ninth Premier League goal of the season.
However, Liverpool’s advantage was short-lived as Dara O’Shea equalized for Burnley with a powerful header from a corner just before half-time.
The second half saw Liverpool regain their composure, and Luis Diaz restored their lead in the 52nd minute with a close-range header.
Burnley had opportunities to equalize, with David Datro Fofana forcing a good save from Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher and later curling a shot wide of the post.
In the 79th minute, Liverpool fans breathed a sigh of relief when Darwin Nunez headed in a superb cross from Harvey Elliott, extending their lead to two goals.
This proved to be enough to secure the three points and maintain Liverpool’s position at the top of the Premier League.
This article was updated 2 weeks ago