Liverpool made light weather without their big stars Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah as Ragnar Klavan headed a dramatic 94th minute winner at Burnley.
Ragnar Klavan was Liverpool’s saviour as he scored a dramitic header at the stoppage time to secure a 2-1 win at Burnley on Monday.
The Reds were without their key players as Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah were rested while Roberto Firmino started on the bench as Jurgen Klopp gave them a break considering the hectic festive schedule.
Coutinho’s absence sparked further speculation surrounding his potential move to Barcelona although Klopp insisted the Brazilian had been ruled out with a thigh injury.
Salah, who scored twice in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Leicester City to take his Premier League tally to 17 was missing with a groin injury, although Liverpool described both him and Coutinho’s ailments as minor with the Reds due to face rivals Everton to Anfield in the FA Cup third round on Friday.
Sadio Mane’s stunning goal in the 61st minute finish put Liverpool ahead but it looked as though Burnley had secured a share of the spoils when Johann Gudmundsson stooped to head in at the far post in the 87th minute.
But in the 4th minute of the added time, Dejan Lovren headed back across goal and Klavan raced in to nod home from practically on the goalline and ensured Liverpool were not left to rue their absence of their main members.
Simon Mignolet comfortably saved from Arfield’s header after Liverpool were again guilty of giving the ball away and the Canada international went significantly close in placing his effort narrowly wide of the left-hand post in the 38th minute.