Xherdan Shaqiri
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Xherdan Shaqiri of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor on December 5, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Liverpool midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri was pleased with the way the team responded in the second-half to clinch a 3-1 win at Burnley

The Switzerland international was on target along with James Milner and Roberto Firmino after Liverpool came back from a goal down to claim victory at Turf Moor.

All goals were scored in the second-half following a subdued opening 45 minutes as Liverpool started without Firmino, Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane for the first time since May 2017.

“It is always tough to play here,” said Shaqiri, according to Liverpool Echo.

“I played with Stoke here and it was also a cold, rainy day. It is not simple to play this game but we managed it very well and we fully deserved to win.

“First half maybe not so good but the second half we played like we usually play so we got a lot of chances.

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“At half-time, the manager just said we have to be more in the game, more lively in the game, and to win the ball more because a lot of times we played not forward but back.

“We weren’t exactly perfect on the ball but in the second half we did better and scored three goals.

“We have to be brave in these games. We know we are going to have a lot of possession but obviously we have to defend well too.

“They scored, I don’t know if it was a foul or not but they decided to give the goal. But we stayed calm and it was most important to take three points from here.”

Liverpool, who remain two points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City, will next face Bournemouth away on Saturday.