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Late Klavan header gives Liverpool dramatic win at Burnley | Match Report.

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Ragnar Klavan dived in to score his first league goal for Liverpool since he joined in July 2016


By Tim Oscroft | BBC Sport


Ragnar Klavan scored in injury time to give Liverpool a dramatic Premier League victory over Burnley and extend their unbeaten run to 16 matches.

The hosts looked to have earned a point when Johann Gudmundsson equalised with just three minutes of normal time remaining.

But Klavan headed home from almost on the goalline as the Reds snatched all three points.

Sadio Mane had given Liverpool the lead earlier in the second half with a superb shot from the edge of the area.

Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope made several good saves to keep his side in the match, while opposite number Simon Mignolet denied Sam Vokes just before Gudmundsson's equaliser.




Victory moved the fourth-placed Reds level with Manchester United on 44 points, while Burnley stay seventh.

Liverpool have not lost in their past 13 Premier League matches, but Burnley are on a run of five without a win.

Van Dijk rivals make timely mark

Klavan and defensive partner Dejan Lovren could find their places under threat following the arrival of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for £75m.

So their combination for Klavan's 94th-minute winner, with Lovren providing the assist with a flicked header, was timed to perfection.

The duo were part of a Liverpool side showing seven changes from the one that started the 2-1 win over Leicester, and they were not quite as fluent as they have been at times in their unbeaten run.

It took a moment of class from Mane to break the deadlock, with a spin and shot on the turn following a good cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold giving Pope no chance.

Elsewhere, Adam Lallana impressed on his first start of the season following a thigh injury, producing an energetic performance before he was replaced just before the equaliser.
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