Jurgen Klopp feels Liverpool have overcome a difficult start to get through a tough test against Burnley with a win that propels them into the top four of the English Premier League (EPL).
Goals contributed by Roberto Firmino, Nathaniel Phillips and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ensured a comfortable 3-0 win for the Reds at Turf Moor despite the result did not reflect how much they struggled to get points.
Burnley forced their rivals to wait until the 43rd minute for the opening goal, and they even had some interesting chances despite still failing to win in 10 games in a row as hosts.
On the other hand, Liverpool are now racking up four winning streaks. The latest away success saw Klopp’s side overtake Leicester City on goal difference ahead of the final game of the weekend which could determine their place in next season’s Champions League (UCL).
The visitors ‘defender, Phillip, then doubled the visitors’ lead with a header from Sadio Mane’s cross for his maiden goal followed by his dexterity breaking an interesting chance in his own penalty box.
“I don’t remember any easy games against Burnley,” the Liverpool manager said in a post -match interview with Match of the Day.
“It’s very difficult to hold on to the way they play. They’re smart, they want to dominate the middle when (Chris) Wood and (Josh) Brownhill do a lot of movement.
“We started the game nervously and in terms of passes, at first we had to grab the ball at their feet and we had to adjust to the atmosphere in the stadium.
“After that, we were able to apply a very good game. We had two valuable early chances, scoring interesting goals. It was a great match.