The best photos as Liverpool ease to record-breaking victory over Burnley

31 August 2019

Liverpool collected another three valuable points after stretching their winning streak to four this season with a 3-0 victory over Burnley.


Jurgen Klopp named an unchanged side from the team who secured a dominant victory over Arsenal last time out as finding rhythm and consistency remained a priority.

The short trip to Lancashire saw the Reds meet a stubborn Burnley outfit in the initial stages before Liverpool flexed their muscles and eased to a comfortable victory, ensuring the manager maintained his smile throughout.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 31, 2019: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp before the FA Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Trent Alexander-Arnold was the man to find the breakthrough as the clock ticked over the half-hour mark, when a cross destined for the box sensationally found the back of the net.

Upon closer inspection, it was deemed an own goal through a deflection by Burnley‘s Chris Wood.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 31, 2019: Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold celebrates scoring the first goal during the FA Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 31, 2019: Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold celebrates the first goal with team-mate captain Jordan Henderson during the FA Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It didn’t take long, however, for Liverpool to add to the home side’s woes as Sadio Mane was teed up perfectly for his fourth goal this season by Roberto Firmino, after capitalising on Burnley‘s loose play.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 31, 2019: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Brazilian was sensational throughout and, although an attempt at an audacious bicycle-kick went unrewarded, Firmino added to the score 10 minutes from time with an emphatic finish after a lovely piece of breakaway play from the Reds.

That strike saw him become the first Brazilian to score 50 in the Premier League.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 31, 2019: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino tries overhead bicycle kick during the FA Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds’ goalscorers will rightfully be praised for their efforts, but importantly Liverpool kept their first clean sheet of the season, much to Adrian‘s obvious delight.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 31, 2019: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk during the FA Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 31, 2019: Liverpool's goalkeeper Adrián San Miguel del Castillo celebrates after the FA Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor. Liverpool won 3-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The record-breaking 13th straight Premier League win ensures the Reds head into the first international break of the season on a high, where their return to action will see them take on Newcastle at Anfield on September 14.

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