Sunday, November 28

Liverpool 2-0 Burnley: Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane score for Reds at Anfield

Sadio Mane celebrates after doubling Liverpool's lead at Anfield

 

Liverpool welcomed fans back to Anfield by securing a second straight victory of the new Premier League campaign, but they were made to work for their 2-0 victory by a spirited Burnley.

Sean Dyche’s side were causing Liverpool, who handed youngster Harvey Elliott a first Premier League start, plenty of problems, but the hosts showed their clinical edge in front of goal as Diogo Jota (18) headed Kostas Tsimikas’ inch-perfect cross past Nick Pope to break the deadlock.

Liverpool, who saw a Mohamed Salah strike ruled out for offside by VAR towards the end of the first half, were given a warning early in the second half when Ashley Barnes’s strike was correctly ruled out by the offside flag, but it wasn’t long before Jurgen Klopp’s side took firm control of the game.

And the points were eventually made safe when Sadio Mane finished off a fine team move to continue their perfect start to the season and extend Liverpool’s unbeaten run in the Premier League to 12 matches.

For Burnley, despite a promising performance at times, they start the season with back-to-back defeats, leaving Sean Dyche plenty to think about even at this early stage of the season.

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