As it happened: Burnley 0-3 LFC

Premier League
Saturday 31 August 2019 - 5:30 pm
Turf Moor
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33'own goal ⚽️
37'Mane ⚽️
71'↔️ Henderson off, Oxlade-Chamberlain on
81'Firmino ⚽️
85'↔️ Firmino off, Origi on
85'↔️ Mane off, Shaqiri on
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Liverpool travel up the road to Burnley for this Saturday evening's game.

If the reds win not only will they ensure they are top ahead of the international break but they will also beat a record from 1990 of the number of consecutive league victories.

The reds have won their last 12 league games.

Burnley, without the toil of a summer filled with Europa League qualification, have started this campaign better than the last and with Ashley Barnes up front have a potent weapon - particularly against the top clubs.

Last season Joe Gomez suffered an injury here which dented the vast majority of last season for the youngster.

Follow the game with us here.

As it happened...

16:22 UK
Awaiting team news

Manchester City are currently 3-0 up against Brighton which means they will (temporarily at least) go top of the league by a point ahead of today's LFC game.

16:28 UK

Kenny Dalglish's side won 12 consecutive league games between April and October 1990.

Can Jurgen Klopp set a new record for Liverpool with victory today and take it to 'lucky' 13?

16:31 UK
Confirmed: Liverpool unchanged

Jurgen Klopp sticks with the same side that beat Arsenal 3-1 last weekend.

Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Mane, Salah, Firmino.

Subs: Kelleher, Milner, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Shaqiri, Origi.

16:40 UK
Burnley side

Not many surprises in the Burnley line up.

Wood and Barnes up front.

16:50 UK
Pre-Match table

17:26 UK

Players are out on the pitch

17:29 UK

We're underway.  Liverpool in their third strip today.

17:31 UK

1' Burnley with a few nervy moments already.  Knocking it round at the back a bit too much.

Fabinho drills a shot over.

17:32 UK

2' Long ball and Chris Wood can't believe he's beaten the offside trap.

Luckily his shot is beaten away but another long ball over the top catching Liverpool out.

17:33 UK

3’ Henderson swings in a cross from the right hand side but it’s overhit and it’s a throw in for the home side.

17:35 UK

5' Salah smashes one that rebounds straight back off the post.

17:41 UK

11' Couple of corners here for Burnley.  They've got dangermen.

But the reds deal with them.


17:51 UK
Great chance

21' Ball fed through to Salah, he takes a heavy first touch and Nick Pope manages to get a touch before it comes back off Salah.

The chance squirms wide.

18:04 UK

33' Alexander-Arnold looks like he's sending in a cross, Nick Pope thinks he is, but it's gone straight into the goal. 

Brilliant from the Liverpool defender.

18:08 UK

37' And just like that it's 2-0.  Mistake by a Burnley defender, passes to Firmino on the half way line.

He runs forward and lays it through to Mane who puts it past Nick Pope.

18:16 UK

Burnley 0-2 Liverpool

An entertaining first half but Liverpool have turned on the skills in a devastating 5 minute spell and lead with a comfortable 2-0 at half time.

18:31 UK
Second half

Back on it reds.

Liverpool 2-0 up remember.

18:45 UK

58' Fabinho fouled at the corner of the area.  That's a free kick.

18:55 UK

70' Ox about to come on.

18:57 UK

71' Oxlade-Chamberlain on for Henderson.

19:05 UK

79' Break from the reds. Oxlade-Chamberlain fires straight at Pope.

Burnley pushing for a goal.

19:07 UK

81' Firmino scores the third.

Liverpool are going back to the top in their 13th straight league win.

19:12 UK

85 Shaq and Divock on for Bobby and Sadio.

19:29 UK

Its 3-0 to the reds.

Back on top of the league.

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