March 12, 2017 / 6:05 PM / 10 months ago

Soccer-Can seals comeback win to maintain Liverpool's top four push

* Liverpool kept up top-four challenge with a 2-1 win over Burnley

* Can struck from distance to seal come-from-behind victory

* Klopp’s men moved closer to the leaders with crucial win

* Barnes put Burnley ahead after only seven minutes

* Wijnaldum equalised on the stroke of halftime

* Merseysiders were out of sorts but showed character

* Liverpool at Manchester City next, Burnley visit Sunderland


March 12 (Reuters) - Liverpool kept their push for a top-four finish on course as Emre Can thundered home a second-half winner to complete a hard earned 2-1 Premier League comeback win over Burnley at a relieved Anfield on Sunday.

Juergen Klopp’s side were again out of sorts but earned their first back-to-back league wins this year to keep up the pressure on the league’s leading trio.

While nowhere near their scintillating best, typifying their uneven form of 2017, they displayed character to strike back after going behind to an Ashley Barnes goal after seven minutes.

With the league’s worst travellers Burnley dreaming of their first away win of the season, the out-of-sorts Reds were grateful to equalise just before halftime through their first shot on target from Georginio Wijnaldum.

Liverpool looked short of ideas before German international Can produced a blow from seemingly nowhere just after the hour mark, bending his low 25-metre strike into the bottom corner past a despairing Tom Heaton.

The victory gives Liverpool 55 points, putting them a point behind second-placed Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City and 11 adrift of leaders Chelsea. The top three, though, also have a game in hand over the Reds. (Reporting by Ian Chadband; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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