Burnley v Liverpool Live Commentary & Result, 19/05/2021, Premier League



41′ CHANCE! Robertson swings yet another great cross into the box and Williams nods it down for Phillips in the middle. He has time to take a touch before volleying a shot on goal, but it’s always rising and it flies just over the bar.

39′ SAVE! Wood can’t sort his feet out quickly enough to have a shot, but Burnley manage to keep hold of the ball and get it to McNeil just outside the box. He sets himself before firing it at the near post and Alisson dives to push it away.

37′ Alexander-Arnold steps up to take the free-kick and despite being a long way out, he goes for goal. He curls his effort up and over the wall, but there isn’t enough dip on it and it flies into the stands.

36′ Mane spins away from Westwood before driving towards the box and the midfielder scrambles back to try and reach him. He ends up clipping Mane though and Liverpool have a free-kick in a good position.

34′ It’s patient play from Liverpool as they move it out from the back, but they’re struggling to get in behind Burnley again. They’re switching it from left to right, but aren’t having any luck in opening up some space.

32′ McNeil swings another good cross in from the left and Wood attacks it but ends up clattering into Alisson. Brownhill brings down the loose ball but doesn’t have time to have a shot before the whistle goes for a free-kick.

30′ CHANCE! Liverpool are in again here and Robertson plays another good ball forward for Salah to chase. He takes it away from Tarkowski but then leans back as he takes the shot and fires it high over the bar.

29′ THIAGO! The Spaniard plays a one-two with Salah just inside the box and opens up a pocket of space for himself at the post. He drills it across goal from a tight angle as Norris rushes out, but it’s just wide of the target.

28′ Liverpool go for a more direct approach this time, with Phillips playing it forward for Robertson and he swings an early cross into the box. He’s looking for Salah in the middle, but Mee makes an important interception to touch it away from him.

26′ CLOSE! Lowton plays a wonderful early ball into the box from his own half and Gudmundsson lets it go for Wood. He’s goal side of Williams and he hits the shot on the half-volley, but it swerves just wide of the near post.

24′ Robertson drives forward down the left again and he switches it to Thiago, who is running into space on the edge of the box. He tries to bring it down with his first touch, but gets it all wrong and ends up tripping over it, allowing Taylor to come away with the ball.

22′ The Burnley fans and players aren’t happy as they think Salah handballed it just inside the box, but the referee is happy to let the Liverpool attack go on. Alexander-Arnold swings in a good cross, but Gudmundsson shields it away from Mane at the far post.

20′ McNeil keeps finding himself in a lot of space for Burnley down the left and he chooses to play an early cross into the box for Wood this time. Phillips gets ahead of the forward though and hooks it away from danger.

18′ Liverpool are knocking it around in their own box and Phillips almost plays them into trouble after scuffing his pass to Fabinho. Two Burnley players are closing down the loose ball, but Fabinho just manages to flick it on in time.

16′ CHANCE! It’s a great backheel from Mane at the near post to pick out Firmino, who is unmarked in the middle of the box. He lets it rolls across him before hitting the shot, but he drags it wide of the target under pressure from Tarkowski.

15′ Liverpool have won five of their six Premier League away games against Burnley, winning their last three at Turf Moor since a 2-0 loss in August 2016.

13′ Robertson’s cross is cleared by Tarkowski at the near post, but Liverpool come again as Thiago latches onto it just outside the box. He chips it over the top for Firmino, but it’s just behind him and Mee clears his lines.

11′ It’s a loose touch from Alexander-Arnold that gifts the ball back to Wood in the middle of the field and he quickly lays it off to Gudmundsson on the right of the box. He can’t control it though and Williams makes another important block.

9′ The cross from McNeil on the left is too high for Wood, but the forward chases it down and manages to keep it in play at the far post. He pulls it back for Lowton, who hits it first time and Williams makes an important block to send it out for a corner.

8′ Salah drives forward down the right and plays a one-two with Firmino to try and open up some space for a cross. The Brazilian plays it short back into him though and Taylor is there to intercept it for Burnley.

6′ Burnley are moving the ball upfield quickly and trying to catch Liverpool out by swinging early crosses into the box. McNeil gets the better of Alexander-Arnold down the right and curls the ball into the middle, but Alisson comes out to collect it.

4′ Firmino slots it into Alexander-Arnold and he cuts inside from the right before having a shot, but it’s blocked by Tarkowski. Mane gets to the loose ball first, but fires wide from close range.

2′ Liverpool break quickly on the counter after an early spell of pressure from Burnley and Robertson plays a lovely throughball forward for Salah. He’s one-on-one with Norris, but Mee gets back just in time to block his shot.

1′ Westwood gets the game underway for Burnley!

The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away.

Burnley are looking to complete their first league double over Liverpool since the 1929-30 campaign, after they ended the Reds’ 68-game unbeaten home run earlier this season.

Jurgen Klopp makes just one change to his team after their win over West Brom on Sunday. Wijnaldum is brought into the side for Jones, who drops to the bench.

Sean Dyche makes two changes to the side that lost to Leeds United last time out. He hands a Premier Debut to Norris in goal, with Gudmundsson also coming in. Peacock-Farrell and Vydra drop to the bench.

LIVERPOOL SUBS: Billy Koumetio, Divock Origi, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Curtis Jones, Xherdan Shaqiri, Neco Williams, James Milner, Adrian, Konstantinos Tsimikas.

LIVERPOOL STARTING XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Nathaniel Phillips, Rhys Williams, Andy Robertson; Thiago Alcantara, Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.

BURNLEY SUBS: Anthony Driscoll-Glennon, Ashley Barnes, Jimmy Dunne, Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Lewis Richardson, Erik Pieters, Jay Rodriguez, Matej Vydra, Richard Nartey.

BURNLEY STARTING XI (4-4-1-1): Will Norris; Matthew Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Charlie Taylor; Josh Brownhill, Ashley Westwood, Jack Cork, Johann Gudmundsson; Dwight McNeil; Chris Wood.

Liverpool’s chances of earning a top-four finish are still in their own hands and they realistically need to win their last two games to secure a Champions League spot. They’ve won their last three outings, with Alisson scoring a last-minute winner last time out against West Brom to keep them in the hunt. They face a Burnley side that haven’t won at home in their last nine matches (D5 L4), with their last win at Turf Moor coming against Aston Villa at the end of January.

Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Premier League meeting between Burnley and Liverpool at Turf Moor!



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