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  • Ashley Barnes puts visitors into early lead.
  • Georginio Wijnaldum equalises in first half stoppage time.
  • Emre Can thunders Reds ahead on the hour.
  • Liverpool extend lead over fifth place Arsenal to five points with victory.
  • Burnley remain without a win away from home.

Emre Can fires home the Liverpool winner.

Emre Can
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Full time: Liverpool 2-1 Burnley

Fourth place cemented by Liverpool, who now lead fourth place Arsenal by five points. Burnley invested plenty in this game, taking the lead through Ashley Barnes but they ran out of steam. Georginio Wijnaldum levelled before the break, prior to the winner from Emre Can who thundered the ball into the corner.

That was the chance for Burnley. The ball bounces to Matt Lowton who lets the ball bounce across him and lifts it over the crossbar. Liverpool survive.

Four minutes added on. Can Burnley grab a point?

Mane almost seals the points for Liverpool but Heaton tips the ball over. Liverpool looking good for the points here.

Changes for both sides, with opposite intent. Lucas on for Divock Origi, Sam Vokes replaces Andre Gray. Vokes scored the opener against Liverpool last August.

Burnley have re-discovered their intent from the first half and are praying on some Liverpool complacency. Sean Dyche will nonetheless be impressed by this display; nine points definitely in this side somewhere.

What a chance for Burnley! Liverpool fall asleep at the back as Mee heads across goal and the ball breaks for Barnes, but Klaven gets the block in.

GOAL! Liverpool 2-1 Burnley (Emre Can)

Stunning goal sees Liverpool hit the front for the first time. From absolutely nothing Can lashes goalwards and it flies low past Tom Heaton, who will feel he should have done better.

Coutinho off and Woodburn on with half an hour to play. Interesting move from Jurgen Klopp, particularly as the Brazilian has improved of late.

Liverpool pushing Burnley under the cosh now and the visitors are having to be stubborn in an attempt to retain parity. Philippe Coutinho is a much greater threat in this second. Looks like Ben Woodburn is about to be thrown on.

Back underway at Anfield. Ashley Barnes with a snap volley in the second minute after the resumption, but wide.

Half time at Anfield and Liverpool are fortunate to be level in truth. Burnley have been decent for the most part and are deservedly led through Ashley Barnes. Who can emerge from the half-time stalemate? Second half on the way.

GOAL! Liverpool 1-1 Burnley (Georginio Wijnaldum)

Finally some quality from the Reds and they are level in the twilight of the first half. Mane crosses and when Mee can only block the Wijnaldum's flick the Dutchman reacts first and shovels into the top corner. The important goals keep coming for the summer signing.

Little to get excited about from a Liverpool point of view. At the moment they're missing a big chance to close the gap to the top three. Burnley very happy to sit in and soak up the pressure.

Better-ish from Liverpool as Joey Barton gives the ball away in his own half. Georginio Wijnaldum almost gets in at the second attempt, but Burnley survive. Home crowd very agitated. With Man City and Everton to come, this could be a big missed opportunity.

Burnley have really rocked Liverpool at Anfield and they could have gone two up but Ashley Barnes vollyed wide. He was adjudged to be offside, but that chance emphasises the Reds' plight - they've not really reacted to going behind.


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GOAL! Liverpool 0-1 Burnley (Ashley Barnes)

Burnley's win in August was inspired by an early goal and another comes at Anfield, their first at the old ground since 1975. The ball around the corner catches out the Liverpool back-four and Barnes steals in and pokes the visitors ahead.

Good start from the Clarets at Anfield and George Boyd has a pop at goal, his half volley ballooning over the bar.

Underway at Anfield.

Players are already out and we're pretty much ready to go. Liverpool must avenge their wretched form against the bottom half, while Burnley know a first win at Anfield since 1974 will all-but secure their top flight survival. All the updates on the way.

Full time at White Hart Lane and Spurs have thrashed Millwall to reach the last four. You can recap all the events of the six-goal thumping here, just before we get into our final game of the weekend at Anfield....

If Liverpool win today can you turn the lights off in the top four race? Five points would separate the Reds from fifth place Arsenal in what would represent a fine turnaround from a week ago. Jurgen Klopp's men only have the league to concentrate on, which should surely assure them a top four spot.

The eagle-eyed among you wil have noticed we have ourselves an FA Cup tie before we get going at Anfield. Tottenham are hosting Millwall at White Hart Lane, and you can keep abreast of all the goings on in the quarter-final tie here.

Big chance for Divock Origi this afternoon.

The calm before the storm at Anfield.

Liverpool vs Millwall
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It would be fair to say Jurgen Klopp is at a bit of a loss to explain Liverpool's problems against sides in the bottom half of the Premier League. Seven times the Reds have failed to beat sides placed 11th or below this term, a big reason behind their security in the Champions League places being uncertain. As last weekend against Arsenal emphasised, their form against their top six rivals is the best around.

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Klopp is optimistic that Liverpool can conqueror their demons against bottom half sides. Getty Images

Just one change for Liverpool as Roberto Firmino misses out altogether, with Divock Origi starting in attack. Dejan Lovren also not fit enough to return.

Two changes for Burnley at Anfield. Tom Heaton is back from illness and back in goal, while at the other end Sam Vokes comes in for Ashley Barnes.

Teams in from Anfield.

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Burnley in place at Anfield.

Teams should be with us at the top of the hour, but how will both sides line up?

Liverpool are without Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson, while Dejan Lovren and Roberto Firmino are likely to miss out.

Steven Defour and Johann Berg Gudmundsson are out for Burnley, but Tom Heaton returns after illness.

With Tottenham, Arsenal and the Manchester clubs distracted by the FA Cup, Liverpool have the chance to put daylight between themselves and those side outside of the Champions League places - as well as putting pressure on the teams above - with victory over Burnley today.

Jurgen Klopp's men however have struggled against sides below them in the league, failing to win seven of their 14 matches when pitted with opponents in the bottom half. Sean Dyche's side are at a bit of a low ebb, but three more wins between now and the end of the campaign will assure they complete survive in their first season back in the Premier League.

All the team news and updates ahead of the 4pm kick-off, on the way.