Liverpool's 3 best players in emphatic 3-0 win vs Burnley


Liverpool's 3 best players in emphatic 3-0 win vs Burnley

Liverpool beat Burnley 3-0 on Wednesday evening. It put the Reds into the top four for the first time since February as they try to secure Champions League qualification.

Here are the three players we think stood out as Liverpool beat Burnley 3-0 at Turf Moor.

Nat Phillips

Phillips certainly took the headlines for this one. He grabbed his first senior goal with a bullet header and cleared one off the line soon after. What more can you want?

But statistically, Phillips stood out, too. His nine headers led the game, as expected, with four more than anyone else. He really is absolutely dominant in the air.

Add in three tackles – joint-most for Liverpool – and you’ve got a Man of the Match display.

In truth, Phillips was shaky a the back on occasion. He made some rash judgements and lost his man once or twice. But you can easily forgive that when he’s delivering match-winning moments at both ends.

Sadio Mane

Mane started this one dreadfully. He missed a golden chance to put Liverpool in front and things just weren’t coming off for him.

But then he helped create the opener. He set up Phillips for the second, too – one of four chances Mane ended up creating.

Mane may not have scored but his effort here was outstanding. He won an interception (only three Reds did) and two tackles – no other forward did either.

He was also the only forward to not get dispossessed in what ended up being a very solid showing.

Andy Robertson

Trent Alexander-Arnold has been the star in recent weeks but this was Robertson’s time to shine. The Scot was fantastic.

Robertson was as happy as always to bomb up and down that left wing all game. The result was four created chances and two assists.

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So here’s a stat that will rock you – they are his first assists since the 7-0 win vs Crystal Palace on December 19th. We can barely believe it either.

This was Robertson at his best, though. Defensively, too, he was great, racking up seven clearances, three headers and a tackle.

Given Alexander-Arnold had a fairly quiet game, it’s truly fantastic to see Robertson step up like that. It’s a trait that makes Liverpool great, after all, with a duel-threat from the wings that teams can’t handle.

Hopefully, Robertson can carry this kind of form into next season because it makes the Reds unstoppable.

Fore more, here are five things we learned from the game.

All stats per Whoscored

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