BURNLEY (AFP) - Roberto Firmino came off the bench to attain with his first contact as Liverpool got here from in the back of to hold their unbeaten surest League begin on Wednesday after Jurgen Klopp s decision to ring the adjustments nearly backfired.

dreams in the space of 7 minutes midway through the second-half sealed a hard-fought three-1 win at struggling Burnley after Jack Cork s 54th-minute effort had given the hosts an surprising lead against a aspect they ve now beaten simply as soon as in the final 12 attempts spanning 44 years.

It method Liverpool stay 2nd, reducing Manchester city s benefit at the summit to two factors with a 12th victory of the marketing campaign, and inside the process posting the membership s quality begin to a top flight season after 15 games.


They had been driven all the way by way of a Burnley facet now anchored inside the relegation area after an eighth game with out victory.

a completely distinctive outcome looked feasible while Cork pounced from close variety after keeper Alisson two times did not collect the ball after confusion in the Liverpool box from a Johann Berg Gudmundsson corner.

The lead lasted simply eight mins before James Milner levelled with a groovy 20-backyard finish into the bottom nook from an inviting Divok Origi lay-off.

Klopp without delay threw on Mo Salah and Firmino in a bid to seal victory which changed into rewarded inside the 69th minute when Firmino guided the ball into an unguarded internet after Virgil van Dijk redirected a Trent Alexander-Arnold loose-kick throughout the face of intention.

Liverpool s German head teach utilised his squad to make seven modifications from the facet that clinched a dramatic stoppage-time Merseyside derby victory over Everton.

Skipper Jordan Henderson lower back from suspension for his 300th profession league appearance as the Reds began a recreation with none of Salah, Sadio Mane or Firmino for the first time in greater than 18 months.

After midfielder Ashley Westwood fired over early on, Burnley had to accept pictures from distance in an try to find a manner past Alisson, with Chris wood and Phil Bardsley each going near from lengthy variety.

The hosts had the ball within the net as 1/2-time approached, but Ashley Barnes  great first-time 18-backyard volley into the pinnacle nook from Robbie Brady s loose-kick changed into efficaciously ruled offside.

Liverpool commenced the second one-1/2 with more motive, and Daniel Sturridge compelled an awesome store from Hart with a powerful effort from the edge of the region which became destined for the bottom nook.

Burnley s former England keeper similarly excelled while he controlled to fingertip a fierce Naby Keita attempt onto a put up and out for a nook after the Liverpool midfielder burst beyond Ashley Westwood.

The hosts spoke back with their nice spell of the sport as the hour mark approached, and a 300th league game in control for Burnley s Sean Dyche s seemed like being a fruitful one after Cork pounced for his 1/3 goal of the season.

That turned into until Milner s leveller changed the complexion of the sport, and Klopp fast referred to as on his cavalry to offer the desired end result.

Alisson redeemed himself in stoppage time with a excellent shop from Mee s header earlier than launching the pass that brought about Liverpool s 1/3 aim when Xherdan Shaqiri swept home a Salah-stimulated circulate to leave the Clarets handiest off the bottom simplest on intention distinction after taking factors from the ultimate possible 24.