maintained the pressure on leaders by coming from behind to beat Burnley in tricky conditions at Anfield.

The Clarets took a shock sixth-minute lead when Ashley Westwood scored direct from a corner, although it appeared that Reds’ goalkeeper Alisson had been impeded by James Tarkowski.

But the hosts were only behind for 13 minutes before Roberto Firmino tapped in after Tom Heaton had fumbled ’s cross.

In a first half played in strong wind and hailstorms, took the lead when Sadio Mane curled a shot past Heaton.

Firmino scored his second following Heaton’s poor clearance and Burnley pulled one back late on through Johann Berg Gudmundsson from six yards out.

But there was no fightback as Mane then went around the Clarets’ keeper in injury time for his second and ’s fourth to seal the win, which leaves ’s side one point behind City with eight league games of the season remaining.

fight hard for the three points

, aiming to become English champions for the first time since 1990, had faced questions over their character after a run of four draws in six league matches had seen them lose their lead at the top of the table.

’s hat-trick for on Saturday gave ’s side a 3-1 win over Watford and left the defending champions with a four-point advantage.

Guardiola said it would be “almost impossible” to win every remaining league match and all can do is win their own games and hope for a slip-up from City.

The hosts made the worst possible start, trailing early on, but Klopp’s team responded in fine fashion and showed their character to dig deep and overcome a hard-working and determined Burnley outfit.

Firmino’s shot was deflected over after 13 minutes, but six minutes later he had his 10th league goal of the season, scoring from close range after a mistake from Heaton following fine play from Salah, who had played a one-two with Georginio Wijnaldum.

The inclusion of Adam Lallana, who was making only his fifth start of the season, was met with doubt by many on social media – but he played a huge part in ’s second, sliding in to block a clearance, with Ben Mee’s subsequent challenge falling to Mane to curl past Heaton.

A second error from Heaton, who gifted the ball to Salah, led to the Reds’ third, with Firmino finishing after Charlie Taylor’s challenge on the Egyptian fell straight to the ian.

An injury-time goal from Burnley substitute Gudmundsson threatened a dramatic finish, but Mane – who had earlier hit the crossbar – finished the job with a goal in the 93rd minute.

More to follow.

Line-ups

  • 13AlissonBooked at 7mins
  • 66Alexander-ArnoldSubstituted forSturridgeat 86′minutes
  • 32Matip
  • 4
  • 26Robertson
  • 5WijnaldumSubstituted forHendersonat 68′minutes
  • 3FabinhoBooked at 71mins
  • 20LallanaSubstituted forKeitaat 77′minutes
  • 11Salah
  • 9Roberto Firmino
  • 10Mané

Substitutes

  • 6Lovren
  • 8Keita
  • 14Henderson
  • 15Sturridge
  • 22Mignolet
  • 23Shaqiri
  • 27Origi

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 26Bardsley
  • 5Tarkowski
  • 6Mee
  • 3Taylor
  • 13HendrickSubstituted forBerg Gudmundssonat 79′minutes
  • 18Westwood
  • 4Cork
  • 31McNeil
  • 10BarnesSubstituted forVydraat 86′minutes
  • 11WoodSubstituted forCrouchat 79′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Lowton
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 12Brady
  • 14Gibson
  • 15Crouch
  • 20Hart
  • 27Vydra
Referee:
Andre Marriner
Attendance:
53,310

Match Stats

Home TeamAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home23
Away3
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home4
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, 4, Burnley 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, 4, Burnley 2.

Goal!

Goal! 4, Burnley 2. Sadio Mané () left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Sturridge with a through ball.

Goal!

Goal! 3, Burnley 2. Johann Gudmundsson (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matej Vydra.

Foul by Jordan Henderson ().

Johann Gudmundsson (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, . Conceded by James Tarkowski.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Sturridge () left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Virgil .

Corner, . Conceded by Tom Heaton.

Attempt saved. () left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Sadio Mané.

Substitution

Substitution, . Daniel Sturridge replaces Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Matej Vydra replaces Ashley Barnes.

Offside, Burnley. Ashley Westwood tries a through ball, but Ashley Barnes is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Andrew Robertson () left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sadio Mané.

Sadio Mané () hits the bar with a left footed shot from very close range. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Johann Gudmundsson replaces Jeff Hendrick.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Peter Crouch replaces Chris Wood.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Henderson () right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, . Naby Keita replaces Adam Lallana.

Attempt blocked. () left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Lallana.

Corner, . Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Sadio Mané () right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by .

Joel Matip () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Tarkowski (Burnley).

Booking

Fabinho () is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Virgil () right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sadio Mané.

Foul by Jack Cork (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, . Jordan Henderson replaces Georginio Wijnaldum.

Goal!

Goal! 3, Burnley 1. Roberto Firmino () right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Georginio Wijnaldum () header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andrew Robertson with a cross.

Andrew Robertson () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Westwood (Burnley).

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Virgil .

Offside, Burnley. Ashley Westwood tries a through ball, but Jeff Hendrick is caught offside.

goal

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