Klopp frustrated by physical Burnley as Gomez suffers injury

Tanya Simon
December 8, 2018

Liverpool's German head coach utilised his squad to make seven changes from the side that clinched a dramatic stoppage-time Merseyside derby victory over Everton.

"You can be aggressive, that's OK and it's part of football". You try something, and you need someone to say: 'Be careful'.

Although a couple of tackles were borderline - for instance, when Phil Bardsley appeared to go over the top of the ball on Alberto Moreno - in the main Burnley just made sure they did not back out of any challenges and it had the desired effect as Liverpool could not settle.

The hosts had the ball in the net as half-time approached, but Ashley Barnes' fine first-time 18-yard volley into the top corner from Robbie Brady's free-kick was correctly ruled offside.

Liverpool came from behind to win on Wednesday night after Jack Cork's opener thanks to goals from James Milner, Roberto Firmino and Xherdan Shaqiri.

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Hazard , meanwhile, has not scored in 11 games for club and country but Kompany insists he could not be playing under a better manager.

Joe Gomez was forced off injured after a heavy challenge from Ben Mee as Burnley made a physical start. Everybody likes it but I said to them "please, tell them they can't do that". They are over. We all want to win football games, and there are different ways of doing it.

"The one at the death is an ugly goal just because we think it's gone out of play and our players are busy reacting to that - we didn't get a lot I don't think, on the maybes, from the referee, but that aside, it was a good, solid performance". You get the ball, nice, but it's like bowling.

Asked about the PSG reports, Fabinho told UOL, as quoted by FourFourTwo: "I was told there was something in the press, but I never said I'd like to leave Liverpool", he told UOL when asked about the PSG reports. "I thought we were effective".

Liverpool kept up their unbeaten record and kept up the pressure on Manchester City by coming from behind to beat Burnley. Then finally after a few weeks' break our set-pieces are back.

Origi and Sturridge fed on scraps at the other end, although the latter should have done better with his first touch when Milner clipped a cross to the far post. "Second half, ideal reaction and really happy with three points".

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