LIVERPOOL manager Jurgen Klopp spoke of how the wind played a big factor again as his team scraped past Burnley.
The relegation-threatened Clarets took an early lead through controversial circumstances.
Ashley Westwood scored straight from a corner as Liverpool and goalkeeper Alisson struggled to cope with the conditions.
As well as the wind, which helped to curl the ball straight into the far post from Westwood’s corner, Burnley’s players crowded out Alisson.
The keeper believed they did so unfairly and slammed the officials for not awarding him a free-kick, resulting in the ex-Roma star earning a yellow card.
Klopp was not happy either, but his Liverpool players fought back to ensure there was no slip up in the title race.
Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane netted to turn the game around before the break.
Firmino scored again in the second period before Johann Berg Gudmundsson made it nervy in injury time.
Mane sealed the 4-2 win with a goal in response to Burnley’s second, though.
“Are we allowed to talk about the conditions?”
Klopp, who has been teased by rival fans for his excuses this season which have included blaming the weather like last weekend in the 0-0 Merseyside derby, felt he had to discuss the harsh wind again at Anfield after the game.
The Liverpool boss told BBC Sport: ”Are we allowed to talk about the conditions?
“We played our game. The first Burnley goal was maybe a little bit of the wind. In most countries it would not be allowed that goal. You cannot treat the goalie like that in the six-yard box.
“Adam Lallana didn’t score but he was best man on pitch. He had an outstanding game.
“At 3-1 up all the balls Burnley got were from us. I’m completely happy with the performance – especially against Burnley.
“Nobody gets rid of us.”
Liverpool’s win off the back of Manchester City’s 3-0 victory at home to Watford yesterday means they stay a point behind the leaders with eight games to go.