Another added: "Bye bye Premier League title".
Although a couple of tackles were borderline - for instance, when Phil Bardsley appeared to go over the top of the ball on Alberto Moreno - in the main Burnley just made sure they did not back out of any challenges and it had the desired effect as Liverpool could not settle.
Two goals in the space of seven minutes midway through the second-half sealed a hard-fought 3-1 win at struggling Burnley after Jack Cork's 54th-minute effort had given the hosts an unexpected lead against a side they've now beaten just once in the last 12 attempts spanning 44 years.
His change paid off immediately as Firmino scored wit his first touch four minutes later, tapping home after Van Dijk, at full stretch, squared Trent Alexander-Arnold's free-kick. It was a similar situation, not exactly like it, but Alberto [Moreno] needed a bit of time, Div [Origi] needed time, Daniel [Sturridge] needed time and all that stuff.
"I was told there was something in the press, but I never said I'd like to leave Liverpool", he said.
"Since football is very intense here, I have to be very well prepared when the opportunity arises". The second half was a flawless reaction and I am really, really happy about the three points.
"We controlled the game in a lot of moments, but in the moments where we allowed Burnley to make proper tackles, it didn't look that cool".
Always when Naby had the ball, at least something changed a little bit. Hendo [Jordan Henderson] shouldn't be involved in that, he had to protect the runners.
"We have to make sure we are ready, that was clear before the season, that we have to be ready every three days". Second half, one-two with Mo [Salah], good finish, bit lucky for Burnley.
Keita, making his first league start since mid-September, looked their biggest threat in the final third but there were few other players on his wavelength.
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