Current premier league champions, Liverpool were home to Burnley who currently occupies the 9th position on the league table. The match saw midfielder Fabinho and left-back Andrew Robertson make a return to the starting line-up for the Reds, and English man Jay Rodriquez making a return to the Burnley starting eleven after coming on as a substitute in their 1 – 0 win against West Ham.
A brilliant Nick Pope could not keep a clean sheet in the first half of the game thanks to an impressive attacking performance from the home side. A cross from Fabinho into the penalty box of the opposition found the head of a waiting Andrew Robertson, who managed to steer the ball into the back of the net with his head to give Liverpool the lead. That was all the action the first half could offer, as it came to an end after an additional 3 minutes by referee, Coote David elapsed.
The second half got off to a start with a free kick to the away side courtesy of a foul by Liverpool’s Neco Williams, however, the ball was cleared by an alert Andrew Robertson. The match witnessed a double substitution from Burnley in the 65th minute of the second half with former Leeds United man, Chris Wood leaving the pitch for Matej Vydra and Erik Pieters coming off for Johann Berg Gudmundsson. The hot weather saw the players leave the pitch for a two minutes water break; it was restarted with a leveler by Jay Rodriguez, who found the back of the net after a brilliant pass by James Tarkowski.
Despite Liverpool being the better side at the end of the day, they failed to clinch a win. The result of the match has however dimmed the chances of the Reds breaking the 100 points record set by former champions Manchester City with just three games left until the end of the season.Click here to leave a comment