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Wijnaldum admits Liverpool weren't 'sharp' or 'greedy' enough during surprise defeat to Burnley

22-Jan-2021, 05:37 am

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Georginio WijnaldumadmittedLiverpool weren't "sharp" or "greedy" enough during their surprise defeat to Burnley.

The hosts had 27 shots on goal over the course of the 90 minutes but only six of those efforts tested Nick Pope in the Burnley net, while the visitors always looked threatening on the break.

The game appeared to be heading towards a draw until Ashley Barnes was brought down by Liverpool keeper Alisson as he bore down on goal, with the referee ultimately decidingthere was enough contact to warrant a penalty kick.

Barnes picked himself up to calmly slot home from 12 yards and send the Burnley bench into raptures, while Jurgen Klopp was left in disbelief in the home dugout.

Sean Dyche's side held on for a famous victory which saw them move seven points clear of the relegation zone, with the final result meaning Liverpool have now gone fivegames without a win.

The reigning Premier League champions haven't even managed to find the net in any of their last four league outings, and Wijnaldum concedes they have lost their ruthless streak in the final third.

"A really tough one. Before the game, we had good intentions to play against Burnley. We wanted to play good possession football," the Reds midfielder told Sky Sports post-match.

"We created enough to score a goal but unfortunately we couldn't. We were not sharp enough and they got the penalty.

"We had 100 per centchances. Now in thissituation we are in we are struggling to score. It is difficult to explain. People from outside will say we don't have confidence.

"I still think we do. You shoot against the keeper and a lot of chances we get we are not 100% greedy to score a goal. We have to keep on going.

"We have to not think about a tricky moment but perform. The next game is Manchester United and we have to try and win it."


Source : goal.com

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