Catch the complete replay and highlights of the Burnley vs Liverpool match. The game kicked off at 17:30 (GMT) on 26th December 2023 with P. Tierney as the referee. The match took place at Turf Moor as part of the England – Premier League, Week 19, Season 2023/2024.
Burnley vs Liverpool Full Match Reports
Liverpool clinched a 2-0 victory over Burnley, overcoming occasional struggles and securing their seventh consecutive win in Premier League (PL) matches played on Boxing Day.
Despite Burnley’s spirited start, they found themselves trailing just six minutes into the game. Darwin Núñez capitalized on Cody Gakpo’s lay-off, breaking his 12-game goal drought with a precise first-time finish. Liverpool continued to create opportunities, with James Trafford denying Mohamed Salah’s instinctive effort and Gakpo sending a wild attempt off-target. Burnley, however, signaled their intent as Josh Brownhill’s strike curled agonizingly wide.
Liverpool maintained control of possession, but Gakpo’s frustrations persisted as Trafford thwarted the Dutchman, and a powerful strike was disallowed due to a Núñez foul on Charlie Taylor. Gakpo displayed creativity with a through ball for Salah, who unleashed a shot that hit the crossbar. Despite the pressure, Burnley limited their deficit to one goal at halftime, with Trafford denying Wataru Endō and Salah.
Shortly after the restart, Harvey Elliott’s goal celebration was cut short by an offside call against Salah. This moment energized Turf Moor, and Jordan Beyer’s attempt was deflected over by Núñez. Sander Berge missed a shot wide, prompting Jürgen Klopp to express his dissatisfaction with the game’s flow through a triple substitution in the 67th minute. Wilson Odobert created a glorious chance, but Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson headed wide.
Surviving a scare when Jacob Bruun Larsen narrowly missed the target, Liverpool finally secured breathing space as Diogo Jota, marking his return, threaded his strike through James Trafford’s legs. This victory marked Liverpool’s third consecutive away PL win, propelling them to the top of the table before Arsenal’s match against West Ham United. Burnley suffered their 11th defeat in their last 12 top-flight matches at Turf Moor, leaving Vincent Kompany’s side five points adrift of 17th-placed Everton.
Man of the Match: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool).