Alexander Arnold’s record night saw Liverpool reclaim top spot. In the previous match, Liverpool had a kind of collapse against Arsenal. The loss makes regaining the Premier League title even more difficult for Jurgen Klopp’s side. On top of that, Manchester City took the top spot in the points list after beating Everton. All in all, the Allreds were under a lot of pressure against Burnley at home. The pressure is also evident in the game. But in the end, Liverpool regained the top spot with a win.
Liverpool went top of the points table with a 3-1 win over Burnley at Anfield on Saturday (February 10). Diego Jota, Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez scored for Liverpool. O’Shea scored the consolation goal for Burnley. Liverpool have played one match more than Manchester City despite being on top.
Liverpool have won eight of their last 10 matches against Burnley. At the beginning of this match, however, the Allreds were under a lot of pressure. However, against the flow, it was Liverpool who got the goal in the 31st minute of the match. Alexander Arnold’s corner was deflected by the Burnley keeper for Diego Jota. He scored an easy header from close range. The assist made Alexander Arnold the most assisted fullback in Premier League history.
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In this season, Burnley could not even draw in any match after conceding a goal earlier in the away match. But today, after digesting the goal, Liverpool was shaken for a while by the team of Vincent Kompany.
O’Shea scored a great goal just before the break. He headed the ball into the net from 12 yards out in Brownhill’s corner. Both teams went into the break with a 1-1 goal tie.
Klopp did not field Alexander Arnold who was injured before the break. Coming on as his substitute, Harvey Elliott contributed to Liverpool’s next two goals.
Liverpool went ahead again in 52 minutes. Luis Diaz heads down Elliott’s cross. Burnley claimed offside with this goal, but that claim was not accepted by VAR, instead the Burnley coach company saw a yellow card.
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In the 63rd and 66th minutes of the match, Fofana failed to score despite finding Liverpool goalkeeper Kevin Kellahar alone. That confirmed Burnley’s loss.
In the 79th minute, Liverpool’s victory was confirmed by Nunez’s goal. The Uruguayan striker connected with Elliott’s raised ball in the net.
In this victory, Liverpool has returned to the top with 54 points in 24 matches.