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Burnley matchwinner Barnes: Liverpool goal a special one

Burnley matchwinner Ashley Barnes was delighted with victory at Liverpool last night.

Barnes' second goal of the season lifted the Clarets seven points clear of the Premier League relegation zone and level on points with 15th-placed Newcastle.

“It's a special one. To get my 100th goal at a place like this is special," said Barnes, who picked himself up after being fouled by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson to become the Clarets' first match-winner at Anfield since Ian Brennan in September, 1974.

“It should have been here a long time ago. I'm disappointed not to have got it sooner but as a striker you've always got to be confident in front of goal and luckily enough it's paid off tonight.

“I'm always going to back myself to score. Before I picked up the ball I knew where I was going to put it and it went exactly where I wanted it.

“It's a big achievement to get to 100 goals but more importantly we came here and did the job and got the three points.

“Their record here speaks for itself and to come to the champions and do that is something special."

He also told the club's website: “We know we're better than where we are in the league. A couple of the teams around us have won lately so we knew it was vital for us to get something.

“It's the team performance that stood out and everyone deserves credit.

“I believe in every one of my team-mates. You know they're right behind you and the reaction I had in the changing room when I walked back in was something special."


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