Liverpool's Emre Can (left) celebrates scoring the winner against Burnley wkith teammates Adam Lallana (centre) and Nathaniel Clyne.
Liverpool's Emre Can (left) celebrates scoring the winner against Burnley wkith teammates Adam Lallana (centre) and Nathaniel Clyne. PETER POWELL

Liverpool stays fourth with Burnley win

LIVERPOOL's hold on fourth spot in the English Premier League has strengthened after a come-from-behind win over Burnley at Anfield.

The Reds, who were once agaun not at their best, fell behind when Ashley Barnes turned home Matthew Lowton's brilliant defence-splitting pass.

Liverpool equalised right on the half-time break with their first shot on target when Georginio Wijnaldum scored at the second attempt.

Emre Can's fourth goal of the season - long-range strike late in the game - ended Burnley's stubborn resistance as Liverpool claimed an unconvincing win to stay fourth and move five points clear of Arsenal in fifth.

Burnley, which has yet to win away from home this season, threatened to snatch an equaliser late on but Lowton hooked over from close range.

"It's the first ugly game we've won," Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said.

"In the end I liked it - this is the kind of game we haven't won and we did."

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