Liverpool 1-1 Burnley: Five Things We Learnt From the Match at Anfield

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool reacts during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Burnley at Anfield on September 16, 2017 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

A match that was fast paced and action packed, Liverpool and Burnley both gave it their all, and much to Burnley's pleasure, they managed to come away with a point from Anfield. 


Salah and Arfield scored for their respective sides in a match that did not cease to disappoint neutral fans. Jurgen Klopp won't be happy as after the defeat to Manchester City last week, he really needed a win at home this week to give the players and fans a necessary lift.


Here we have a look at the five things we learnt from the match.

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5. Pope: God's Hand

Nick Pope had the game of his life in between the sticks for Burnley. He did really well to deny shots from Sturridge, so much so that the player was seen venting out his frustration at one point in the match. 


Pope remained calm throughout the match and handled Liverpool's set piece strategies pretty well. He also managed to get himself a yellow card for wasting time in order to give his teammates a breather. Overall he was critical to Burnley coming away with a point.

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4. Sturridge: Frustrated Figure

One man who waged an unsuccessful campaign for a goal throughout the match was Daniel Sturridge. He looked like he could do no wrong, but nothing went right for him. Despite tremendous efforts on his part, he was denied time and time again by some great defending from the Burnley defence.

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3. Arfield: The Penetration

The goal was beautifully worked after Wood worked hard to keep the ball in play and managed to feed it to Arfield, who did not waste the opportunity. 


He collected the pass and beat Mignolet with ease and authority thus handing Burnley the lead in the match. Burnley did concede an equaliser when Salah scored just three minutes after Arfield's goal but held on to keep the Liverpool attack at bay.

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2. Phillippe Coutinho: The Prodigal Son Returns

Philippe Coutinho had a great return to his side in the midfield. He created almost each opportunity and tore into balls with long shots. The shots were nowhere near the opponent's goal, but the attitude he showed, put away any doubts any fans had about his commitment to the club. 

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1. Mohammed Salah: The Liverpool Player of the Season?

Salah proved in yet another game that he meant serious business as he scored his side's goal against Burnley bringing the Reds level in the match. With admirable control and immaculate finish, he put the ball past the keeper from the long pass that he received. 


He looked threatening throughout the match, getting behind the defenders numerous number of times in order to force a winning goal for Liverpool which almost came when Solanke struck the woodwork in the final minutes of the match.

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