Reds close in on City
LONDON. — Liverpool closed back to within two points of English Premier League soccer leaders Manchester City by coming from behind to beat Burnley 3-1 as Manchester United and Arsenal shared the spoils in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
Wolves also overturned an early deficit to inflict just Chelsea’s second defeat of the season in a 2-1 win at Molineux, allowing Tottenham to move back up to third with a comfortable 3-1 win over Southampton. Chelsea and Arsenal are now tied on 31 points in fourth, still eight clear of United in eighth.
Given the relentless pace being set by City at the top of the table, Liverpool couldn’t afford any slip ups at Turf Moor despite Jurgen Klopp making seven changes with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino left on the bench and Sadio Mane missing through injury.
Their firepower was badly missed as Liverpool laboured in the first-half and went behind early in the second.
A huge error by £67-million goalkeeper Alisson Becker for Burnley’s shock opener when Jack Cork bundled home after the Brazilian fumbled in the wet conditions. However, the visitors quickly rallied to stretch their unbeaten start to the league season to 15 games.
James Milner levelled just after the hour mark and then turned provider for Firmino to turn the game around just three minutes after coming on as a substitute before Xherdan Shaqiri sealed the three points late on. — AFP.