Liverpool stand a good chance of making it to the Champions League next season in spite of all of the horrors of the current campaign. The way this team has fought under pressure is nothing short of inspirational, and against a Burnley side that gave it their all, the Reds, once again, came up with the goods, defeating the Clarets 3-0 at Turf Moor.
The win puts Liverpool in fourth place and with every chance of securing Champions League football with a win on Sunday against Crystal Palace.
Let’s look at the takeaways from the Reds’ impressive clean sheet victory.
Roberto Firmino is clutch again
Liverpool No. 9 Roberto Firmino was the hero last week against Manchester United, scoring a brace with goals on either side of half-time to help lift the Red Devils to a 4-2 win. And he was at it again on Matchday 37, scoring the opener to lift Liverpool at a point in the game in which Burnley were really threatening to strike first blood in what was a surprisingly open match.
But Firmino made a statement with his goal, firmly passing the cutback from Andrew Robertson into the back of the net. Firmino takes his chances in the biggest matches, and it seems like this top-four race has been a showcase of Firminio’s clutchness and importance to Liverpool.