Highflying Liverpool demolish struggling Burnley to extend 14-match unbeaten run

Highflying Liverpool demolish struggling Burnley to extend 14-match unbeaten run

- Liverpool defeated Burnley 3-1 to extend their unbeaten run to 15 in the Premier League

- Milner and Firmino netted a goal apiece in the second half to inspire Liverpool to a comfortable win

- The Reds are second on the standings with 39 points, two behind leaders Man City

Premier League campaigners, Liverpool, on Wednesday night, December 5, defeated struggling Burnley 3-1 to extend their unbeaten run in the league.

The tough match played at Turf Moor saw Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, make several changes to the side that defeated Everton in the weekend.

The German tactician started Merseyside derby hero Divock Origi alongside Daniel Sturridge, with an all-new midfield of Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita and James Milner.

However, the much-changed Liverpool side laboured against the Clarets, failing to score through the first half.

The hosts should have taken an early lead minutes to the break via Ashley Barnes, but his effort was ruled for an offside as both sides headed finished level at half-time.

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Upon the resumption of the second half, Burnley continued with their aggression, with their efforts paying off through Jack Cork who broke the deadlock in the 54th minute.

The visitors, however, restored parity in the 62nd minute, with James Milner pulling one back thanks to Origi's sublime assist.

Liverpool doubled their lead via Roberto Firmino seven minutes later, before Xherdan Shaqiri capitalised on Mohamed Salah's assist at stoppage time to put the game beyond Burnley.

Liverpool's comfortable victory saw them narrow Manchester City's lead to two points as they sit second on the Premier League standings with 39 points.

Burnley, meanwhile, remain in the relegation zone having collected just nine points from 15 matches.

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