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90' + 2'
J. Gomez
K. Tsimikas
Thiago Alcântara
N. Keïta
Roberto Firmino
Diogo Jota
S. Mané
T. Alexander-Arnold
2 - 0
Diogo Jota
K. Tsimikas
1 - 0

Match Stats

66% 33%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 9 3
Total Passes 527 263
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Liverpool are next in action against Chelsea next Saturday in the Premier League on home soil. Burnley face Newcastle United next week in the second round of the EFL Cup on the road.
Liverpool secure their second win on the bounce at the start of the Premier League campaign after beating Burnley 2-0 at Anfield. Diogo Jota opened the scoring in the first half before Sadio Mane made sure of the three points in the second period. Mohamed Salah had a goal disallowed by VAR for offside, while Ashley Barnes also had an effort chalked off for the visitors in an entertaining game to kick off the weekend.
90' + 4' SAVE! Alisson denies Burnley a consolation goal. Wood latches on to a throughball from Brownhill and breaks through on goal. He tries to slide his strike past the Liverpool keeper, but Alisson spreads himself and produces a super stop.
J. Gomez
K. Tsimikas
90' + 2' Tsimikas makes way after taking a knock and is replaced by Gomez.
90' + 2' OVER! Mee rises to head a corner from Brownhill towards the target from the left flank, but he sends his effort just over the bar.
90' + 1' Mane works the ball to Firmino to strike from the edge of the box, but the Brazilian is denied by Pope.
90' There will be two minutes of added time.
89' OFFSIDE! Alisson produces a stunning save to deny Rodriguez on the half-volley, but the forward was offside anyway after latching on to a knock on from Barnes. The Clarets have had their issues straying beyond the last Liverpool defender in the second half.
87' WIDE! Alexander-Arnold feeds Salah on the edge of the box. He takes a touch inside and shoots on his left foot, only to bend his effort harmlessly wide of the right post.
86' CLOSE! Salah bursts down the right flank and fires a low ball across the face of goal that Mane just cannot connect with at the near post. All it needed was a touch from the Senegalese.
85' McNeil launches an ambitious strike at goal from 25 yards after being found by Barnes, but his effort sails well over the bar.
84' Alexander-Arnold latches on to an offload from Salah and goes for a blast from 20 yards, but he can only sting the hands of Pope.
83' Tsimikas wins possession down the left flank and whips a cross into the box. However, for the first time this afternoon he fails to beat the first man with his delivery as Tarkowski clears.
Roberto Firmino
Diogo Jota
81' Firmino replaces Jota in the final third for the closing stages of the contest.
Thiago Alcântara
N. Keïta
81' Thiago enters the game to replace Keita in the middle of the park for the final nine minutes.
E. Pieters
J. Guðmunds­son
79' Pieters enters the action for Gudmundsson for the visitors.
77' Liverpool are in complete control of the contest. Burnley were unable to hold out amid the onslaught from the hosts and are now staring down the possibility of their second defeat in two games.
75' WIDE! Salah runs down the right flank and cuts inside to shoot on his left foot after beating Taylor with ease. His effort has the power, but not the placement, drifiting wide of the left post.
J. Rodriguez
C. Wood
75' Burnley make their first change as Rodriguez replaces Wood in the final third.
73' OFF THE LINE! Alexander-Arnold clips a dangerous cross towards Van Dijk, who edges out Pope for the ball. Matip latches on to the knockdown and forces a low ball in the direction of goal, but Barnes is on hand to clear the ball off the line.
72' Elliott makes a charge at the Burnley defence and goes down on the edge of the box after being brought down by Mee. Liverpool have a free-kick in a dangerous position.
71' Alexander-Arnold has provided nine assists for Sadio Mane in the Premier League, four more than he has for any other Liverpool player. 
T. Alexander-Arnold
69' Alexander-Arnold collects a pass from Elliott before slotting a throughball into the path of Mane in the box, who completes the finish.
S. Mané
69' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! MANE HAMMERS HOME A VOLLEY!!!!!! 2-0 LIVERPOOL!!!! The Reds have been knocking on the door and finally get their second goal. Elliott and Alexander-Arnold combine to release the forward into acres of space through a chasm in the Burnley defence. Mane takes on the strike first time on the half-volley, dispatching his effort low and hard into the bottom-right corner past Pope.
66' Liverpool continue to up the ante on the Burnley defence. Alexander-Arnold steals possession on the edge of the Burnley box, but his low delivery is repelled by Tarkowski.
65' Mane rises in the box to connect with a cross from Alexander-Arnold on the right flank. He tries to generate power on his attempt, but his effort sails into the hands of Pope.
64' Elliott latches on to a cutback from Salah in the box after the Egyptian is released by a brilliant long ball from Van Dijk. The youngster collects the offload and shoots, but his effort is diverted behind by Cork.
62' SAVE! Jota relases Mane in the box, who produces a brilliant turn before striking low towards the target with power. Pope gets down and just manages to guide it behind for a corner. A fine reaction stop from the Burnley keeper.
60' BLOCK! McNeil saves Burnley with a vital block. Tsimikas raids down the left flank and delivers a cross into the box. Salah heads it down for himself before pulling the trigger on a left-footed strike. It appears to be heading towards the bottom-right corner before McNeil slides in to divert it away from goal.
58' CHANCE! Mane has to score! Van Dijk meets a corner from the right flank from Salah and directs a strike towards goal. It travels straight to Mane at the near post, who only needs to help it towards the net. However, his right-footed strike goes wide of the right post.
57' Elliott threads a pass through for Salah to chase, forcing Pope to scamper off his line and clear into touch. However, the forward is a fraction offside in the build-up.
56' Jota threads a pass through to Mane, who produces a neat turn in the Burnley box, but he slips as he shoots and the ball trickles into the hands of Pope.
53' Burnley win a corner down the left through McNeil, with Brownhill taking the resulting set-piece. Van Dijk rises to clear the cross in the middle to quell the danger. The Dutchman highlights what his team were missing last season with clearances like that.
51' Tarkowski is back on his feet and is ready to resume for the visitors.
50' Tarkowski goes down with a knock to the head after winning an aerial duel with Mane. He requires treatment before he can continue.
48' Burnley have made a bright start to the second half and are taking the game to the hosts. The Reds cannot afford to rest on their laurels.
46' DISALLOWED GOAL! Barnes converts a low cross from Lowton, but the forward is well offside in the box. Lowton does extremely well down the right to skip past Henderson with ease. Barnes provides a nice finish from his delivery, but is at least a yard offside as he completes the strike.
46' We're back under way at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp will be satisfied with his side's performance, but will be desperate for the second goal. Burnley have been active in the final third through Dwight McNeil and Chris Wood. The Clarets will fancy their chances if they remain only a goal down.
Liverpool hold a 1-0 lead over Burnley at half-time in their Premier League clash at Anfield. Diogo Jota headed the Reds in front with a precise effort from Konstantinos Tsimikas's cross from the left flank. Mohamed Salah was then denied a second by a VAR call for offside after a neat finish. Burnley have had their moments, but have not been able to beat Alisson yet.
45' CLOSE! Alisson comes well off his line to gather a long ball from a Lowton free-kick. Tarkowski beats him to the ball and glances a header towards goal, only to flick his header narrowly wide of the right post. That was a close one for the visitors.
43' Henderson launches a long ball forward for Salah to chase into the box. Mee reacts and clears into touch ahead of the forward.
42' BLOCKS! Burnley put their bodies on the line at the back as Elliott sees his strike charged down by Tarkowski before Salah's effort on the rebound is repelled by the head of Mee.
39' Liverpool capitalise on the space left by Burnley following their foray forward. Jota sees his cross cleared before Henderson's follow-up is punched away by Pope. Keita lines up an ambitious effort from distance that travels well over the bar.
38' McNeil delivers a dangerous low ball into the Liverpool box that travels towards Wood. He controls it, but cannot beat the attention of Matip, who quells the attack.
37' Salah charges at the Burnley defence once more, but on this occasion he gets his execution wrong, poking the ball straight into the arms of Pope.
36' Alexander-Arnold surges down the right flank and cuts a low ball back towards Salah in the box. The forward is crowded out before he can pull the trigger, but another cross towards the Egyptian is headed away from him by Taylor.
34' Brownhill swings a dangerous cross into the box from the left flank that sails into a crowd of players around Alisson. The Liverpool does well to punch it clear of danger.
34' McNeil continues to ask questions of the Liverpool defence down the left. He wins a corner off the legs of Alexander-Arnold.
32' Jota's opener for Liverpool was his first Premier League goal at Anfield since November 2020 versus Leicester; indeed, each of his previous six goals in the competition had come away from home.
31' OVER! Alexander-Arnold clips a ball over the top for the run of Mane into the box. He takes the ball out of the air first time and connects on the volley, only to steer his effort over the bar.
29' Burnley have a reprieve for the offside, but Salah is growing into the contest, which Dyche and his team must be aware of.
27' VAR! Salah believes that he has doubled Liverpool's lead as he curls a low strike away from Pope into the bottom-left corner after latching on to a precise pass from Elliott. However, the Egyptian has a foot offside and the goal is disallowed.
24' It has been an even contest, but the home side have been the more clinical in front of goal and that is the difference between the teams.
22' OVER! Tsimikas launches a cross into the box from the left flank that is attacked by Van Dijk, but he heads his effort over the bar.
22' SAVE! Liverpool break on the counter through Elliott and he feeds an offload to Salah. The Egyptian takes a touch inside before curling a strike at goal on his left foot that is turned behind by Pope.
21' Burnley win a free-kick on the right flank that Gudmundsson whips into the box. Tarkowski gets around the back in the left-inside channel, but he cannot direct his effort on the slide towards goal.
20' SAVE! Elliott loses out to Cork on the edge of the box and Barnes feeds McNeil in space down the left-inside channel. He hammers a strike towards the near post, but his effort is beaten behind by Alisson.
K. Tsimikas
18' Tsimikas makes a good run down the left flank before delivering a fine cross into the box for Jota to connect with and score with a great header.
Diogo Jota
18' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! JOTA HEADS LIVERPOOL IN FRONT!!!!! 1-0!!!!!!! The home side take the lead as the Portuguese notches his second strike of the season. Tsimikas raids down the left flank and sends a precise cross into the box. It travels over Tarkowski and towards Jota, who makes no mistake guiding his header away from Pope into the bottom-right corner.
17' Burnley probe down the left, but Wood sees a header from a low cross from McNeil saved by Alisson. The winger then surges into the box and goes down under pressure from Alexander-Arnold, but is told to get to his feet.
14' Burnley clear their lines from a couple of Liverpool crosses before Alexander-Arnold tests Pope with a hanging cross on his left foot to the back post. However, the keeper comes off his line and makes a confident claim ahead of Van Dijk.
12' Elliott has a run at the Burnley defence down the right flank and wins a corner off the legs of Taylor.
10' Gudmundsson goes down under pressure from Tsimikas on the edge of the Liverpool box, but referee Mike Dean waves play on. The Clarets man stays down on the deck and requires treatment before the action can continue.
8' Salah takes possession on the right and cuts in on his left foot to bend a cross into the box. However, it evades all the red shirts in the vicinity and travels behind for a goal-kick.
6' Henderson makes a neat move in the middle of the park before he releases Alexander-Arnold in space down the right. The full-back hammers a low cross towards the middle, but it deflects off Taylor and back on to the Liverpool man resulting in a goal-kick.
4' OFFSIDE! Wood is played behind the Liverpool defence by Cork. Alisson commits himself and forces the forward away from goal,  but he completes an offload to McNeil. He powers an effort towards the target, only to be denied by Alexander-Arnold on the line. The flag goes up late against Wood, but no one on the field was aware at the time.
3' Jota rises in the box to attack the resulting free-kick from Alexander-Arnold, but he glances his header harmlessly wide of the target to the left.
2' Elliott is fouled from behind by Brownhill, handing Liverpool a free-kick in a threatening position on the right flank.
1' We're under way at Anfield.
Liverpool lost 1-0 at home against Burnley in the Premier League last season, ending their 68-match unbeaten league run at Anfield. The Clarets last won consecutive away league matches against Liverpool in their first two attempts back in the 1894-95 and 1896-97 seasons.
Burnley have made two changes to their side from their defeat against Brighton. Rodriguez drops to the bench and is replaced in the final third by Barnes. Brownhill slots into the middle of the park to replace Ashley Westwood, who misses out with a toe injury. Burnley are the first Premier League side to name a starting line-up with squad numbers 1-11 since Charlton Athletic's match against Southampton in the 1998/1999 season.
Elliott makes his first Premier League start for Liverpool this afternoon in the middle of the park.The 18-year-old is one of two changes from the win over Norwich last week. Henderson and Elliott slot into the midfield to replace James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Milner is out with a knock, while Oxlade-Chamberlain is absent to attend the birth of his child. 
BURNLEY SUBS: Wayne Hennessey, Jay Rodriguez, Nathan Collins, Erik Pieters, Will Norris, Phil Bardsley, Bobby Thomas, Lewis Richardson, Owen Dodgson.
BURNLEY (4-4-2): Nick Pope; Matt Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Charlie Taylor; Johann Gudmundsson, Josh Brownhill, Jack Cork, Dwight McNeil; Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes.
LIVERPOOL SUBS: Ibrahima Konata, Thiago, Roberto Firmino, Joe Gomez, Adrian, Curtis Jones, Takumi Minamino, Andy Robertson, Caoimhin Kelleher.
LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Konstantinos Tsimikas; Harvey Elliott, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita; Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota.
Burnley began their season with a 2-1 defeat against Brighton and Hove Albion at Turf Moor last week. The Clarets did take the lead in the second minute through James Tarkowski, but second-half efforts from Neal Maupay and Alexis Mac Allister condemned Sean Dyche's men to an opening-day loss. They face a tough challenge to bounce back this afternoon, but their positive result at Anfield last term will give them hope.
Liverpool kicked off their campaign last week with a comfortable victory over Norwich City at Carrow Road. Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino found the net in a 3-0 win for the Reds. Jurgen Klopp and his team now turn their attention to the Clarets, who defeated them at Anfield last term. Liverpool have the opportunity to avenge their loss and re-establish dominance on home soil, which was an issue last season.
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