Liverpool v Burnley, 21 August 2021

Score2-0 to Liverpool
RefereeMike Dean
CompetitionPremier League
VenueAnfield
Attendance52,591
Kick-off: 12.30pm Premier League Head to Head Played: 15 Liverpool won: 11 Drawn: 2 Burnley won: 2 Liverpool scored: 32 Burnley scored: 10 Burnley failed in their attempt to win on consecutive league away visits to Anfield for the first time since March 1897.

2 Liverpool

Manager: Jürgen Klopp

0 Burnley

Manager: Sean Dyche

Goals:

Diogo Jota 18 G
Sadio Mané 69 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker
Defender Virgil Van Dijk
Defender/Midfielder Trent Alexander-Arnold
Defender/Midfielder Jordan Henderson
Defender/Midfielder Joël Matip
Defender/Midfielder Kostas Tsimikas
Midfielder Harvey Elliott
Midfielder Naby Keïta
Midfielder/Forward Diogo Jota
Midfielder/Forward Sadio Mané
Midfielder/Forward Mohamed Salah

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Nick Pope
Defender Matt Lowton
Defender Ben Mee
Defender James Tarkowski
Defender Charlie Taylor
Defender/Midfielder Jack Cork
Midfielder Josh Brownhill
Midfielder/Forward Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson
Midfielder/Forward Dwight McNeil
Forward Ashley Barnes
Forward Chris Wood

Substitutions:

Roberto Firmino for Diogo Jota 81
Thiago Alcántara for Naby Keïta 81
Joe Gomez for Kostas Tsimikas 90

Substitutions:

Jay Rodriguez for Chris Wood 75
Erik Pieters for Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson 79

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Adrián
Goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher
Defender Joe Gomez
Defender Ibrahima Konaté
Defender Andy Robertson
Midfielder Curtis Jones
Midfielder Thiago Alcántara
Midfielder/Forward Roberto Firmino
Midfielder/Forward Takumi Minamino

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey
Goalkeeper Will Norris
Defender Phil Bardsley
Defender Nathan Collins
Defender Erik Pieters
Defender Bobby Thomas
Defender/Midfielder Owen Dodgson
Forward Jay Rodriguez

Comments:

League position: 1st Liverpool were now unbeaten in their last 12 games in the Premier League (won ten) and had now won the last seven in a row; the longest current such runs in the division. Sadio Mané became the fifth player to score 50 or more goals for the Reds at Anfield after Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard and Mohamed Salah. They had now won their first game at Anfield in each of the last nine league seasons, and had now lost three such games in the last 56 seasons.

Comments:

League position: 18th Burnley became the first team since Charlton Athletic on 22 August 1998 (in a 5-0 win against Southampton) to start a game in the Premier League with their line-up numbered 1 to 11 with the club's registered squad numbers. The Clarets set a new competition record for most consecutive games in the Premier League without being shown a red card; 95 games since Robbie Brady was sent-off against Huddersfield Town on 2 February 2019. They had now lost five consecutive games in the top division for the first time since January 1976 in League Division One.