Liverpool vs Burnley live: Georginio Wijnaldum and Emre Can secure victory for Reds in fightback win

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Follow the latest from the Premier League tie at Anfield

Liverpool cut the gap to Tottenham and Manchester City to just one point after they beat Burnley 2-1 in the Premier League, with all of their top four rivals are playing in the FA Cup this weekend. Re-live the latest here.

  • Liverpool beat Burnley 2-1
  • Ashley Barnes puts Burnley ahead with smart finish
  • Georginio Wijnaldum equalises for Reds on stroke of half-time
  • Emre Can scores powerful winner shortly after the hour mark
  • Jordan Henderson ruled out of England's upcoming internationals

Follow the live action below...

 

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Preview...

When is it?

Kick-off is at 4.00pm on Sunday, 12 March, at Anfield.

Where can I watch it?

Sky Sports 1 will be broadcasting the game. Coverage starts at 3.30pm.

It’s a big game for…

Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian’s form has slipped in recent weeks but he was able to strike early against Arsenal last Saturday to clinch his first goal in six games. It could prove to be a turning point for the player as he seeks to get his season back on track. He comes up against Michael Keane on Sunday and will need a big performance if he’s to stand any chance of getting a sniff in against Burnley.

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Roberto Firmino celebrates after scoring Liverpool's opening goal against Arsenal (Getty)

Best stat…

Liverpool have scored 19 goals in the opening 30 minutes of Premier League games this season - five more than any other club.

Player to watch...

Joey Barton. Mercurial, impulsive and pugnacious: Barton is a player who gives as good as he gets. Seemingly embroiled in controversy on a fortnightly basis, expect fireworks from the midfielder as he prepares to take on, and disrupt, Liverpool’s central unit. Despite his antics, both on and off the pitch, he continues to deliver for Burnley and will likely play a vital role for the side on Sunday.

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Joey Barton is shown a yellow card during Burnley's FA Cup clash with Lincoln (Getty)

Past three meetings…

Burnley 2 Liverpool 0, Premier League, August 2016

Liverpool 2 Burnley 0, Premier League, March 2015

Burnley 0 Liverpool 1, Premier League, December 2014

Form guide…

Liverpool: WLWLDL

Burnley: LDLDLW

Odds…

Liverpool to win: 2/9

Burnley to win: 13/1

Draw: 27/5

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