By winning on the field of Clarets (3-0), the Reds are full board in the Championship (4 wins in 4 games) and take the head occupied since the afternoon by Manchester City.
The match 0-3
By having Brighton easily (4-0) earlier in the afternoon, Manchester City had temporarily taken the lead in the Premier League. Liverpool's Burnley field reaction (3-0) was less flamboyant, but the Reds went on to win their fourth victory in four games and regained their lead with two points ahead of their rival. Jürgen Klopp's men were first dangerous by Mohamed Salah with a shot on the pole (5th) and a lost face-to-face with the international goalkeeper Nick Pope (21st).
The results of the 4th day of Premier League
After half an hour of play, it took a twist to turn the game around: a center from Alexander-Arnold, who was looking for the second post, deflected by Chris Wood and lobbing his goalkeeper, advanced to anticipate the center (33e). Four minutes later, taking advantage of the poor recovery of the Clarets, Roberto Firmino fixed three defenders and served Sadio Mané who then adjusted Pope (2-0, 37th).
The second half will not be spectacular, except for the goal of Firmino (80th) who becomes the first Brazilian to score 50 goals in the Premier League. But Liverpool will be satisfied and Klopp will especially appreciate the strength of his defense. The Reds, who had conceded six goals in five games this season, have indeed closed their first meeting without taking, thanks to a rescue of Adrian (89th).
Player: Sadio Mané, edgy scorer
In the 37th minute, Sadio Mané's right-footed header fooled Nick Pope (2-0) and ended Burnley's low hopes of making Liverpool tremble. With this goal, his second of the season in the Premier League, the Senegalese international, author of a double in the UEFA Super Cup, joins Mohamed Salah in the number of goals scored for the Reds since the beginning of last season (30 ). Hunted by Sky Sports cameras on his return to the bench, he was very upset after an action where Salah had preferred to play the game rather than serve him.
Liverpool won against Burnley this Sunday its thirteenth consecutive Premier League game. It's a record for Jurgen Klopp's Reds. In October 1990, Kenny Dalglish's men had stopped at twelve. Bob Paisley's counter (1974-1983) and Brendan Rodgers (2012-2015) remained stuck at eleven.
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