Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota scored in the Premier League clash at Anfield, with both goals coming in the first half.
Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota scored in front of a full house at Anfield to help Liverpool beat Burnley 2-0 on Saturday.
For the first time in 528 days, Liverpool played in front of a sell-out crowd at Anfield.
Liverpool beat Burnley at Anfield thanks to goals from Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane, making it two Premier League victories in a row.
Jota scored his second goal in as many games in the 18th minute, heading past Nick Pope from Konstantinos Tsimikas’ cross.
Eight minutes later, Mohamed Salah put the ball in the back of the goal, but the video assistant referee ruled it out because the Egyptian was offside during the build-up.
After breaking Liverpool’s 68-game undefeated home streak last season, Sean Dyche’s side was aiming for back-to-back league victories at Anfield for the first time since 1897.
However, Burnley’s valiant defense was eventually broken as Jurgen Klopp’s side increased their advantage thanks to a fantastic Mane effort in the second half.
Liverpool put up a good overall performance, with captain Jordan Henderson returning to the starting XI after missing the opening-day victory against Norwich, and youngster Harvey Elliott excelling on his Premier League debut.
Liverpool triumphs in an emotional homecoming to Anfield.
Before the game, Liverpool paid homage to Andrew Devine, a longtime fan who was the 97th fatality of the Hillsborough disaster.
Before the game, emotions were running high as Liverpool prepared to play in front of a sold-out Anfield crowd for the first time since March 11, 2020.
For their Champions League encounter against Atletico Madrid, supporters sang out a spirited version of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone,’ which was followed by poignant tributes before to kick-off, 528 days after the club last welcomed a capacity crowd.
Anfield held a minute of silence to remember Andrew Devine, a longtime Liverpool fan who was the 97th fatality of the Hillsborough disaster.
Henderson placed a wreath in front of the iconic stand to commemorate the 55-year-old, who died in July, 32 years after suffering life-changing injuries in the 1989 tragedy.
Burnley had the first genuine opportunity of the game when Dwight McNeil struck the post after just four minutes, but it was Jota who sent the returning Liverpool fans into raptures with his first-half header.
The Portuguese snuck between Ben Mee and James Tarkowski in the Clarets’ centre back combination to nod past Pope for his first league goal at Anfield since November 2020.
Soon after halftime, Burnley believed they had equalized, but Ashley Barnes’ attempt was ruled out for offside.
Liverpool had a while to get into their stride in the second half, but they eventually found their stride and produced 17 attempts after the interval, seven of which were on target.
And it was a brilliant piece of play, initiated by Virgil van Dijk and completed by Mane, that secured the win.
Jurgen Klopp praised Harvey Elliott’s’sensational potential’ after Liverpool beat Burnley 2-0.
Elliott chested down Van Dijk’s long ball out wide before finding Trent Alexander-Arnold. Mane started his score for the new season with his 50th goal for the Reds as the right-back clipped a first-time ball into the area for him to shoot past Pope.
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- 66 Alexander-Arnold
- 4van Dijk
- 90+2’minutesSubstituted forGomezat 21Tsimikas
- At 81’minutes, 8Keta was substituted by Thiago Alcántara.
- At 81’minutes, 20Jota was substituted by Firmino.
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- 7Gudmundsson Pietersat has been replaced. 79’minutes
- 9WoodInstead of Rodriguezat 75’minutes
Mike Dean is the official referee.
Liverpool 2 Burnley 0 is the final score.
Liverpool 2, Burnley 0 at the conclusion of the second half.
The attempt was unsuccessful. Right-footed attempt from outside the box by Jack Cork (Burnley) misses to the right.
The attempt has been saved. A right-footed effort from the middle of the box by Ashley Barnes (Burnley) is saved in the centre of the goal. Jay Rodriguez was a big help.
The attempt was unsuccessful. The header from the middle of the box by Ben Mee (Burnley) is too high. Josh Brownhill assisted with a cross after a corner.
Liverpool has made a substitution. Konstantinos Tsimikas is replaced by Joseph Gomez.
Burnley has a corner. Virgil van Dijk conceded the ball.
Attempt was thwarted. The left footed attempt from the middle of the box by Jay Rodriguez (Burnley) is blocked. Ashley Barnes was a big help.
The attempt has been saved. A left-footed effort from outside the box by Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino is saved in the lower left corner. Sadio Mané assisted.
Burnley, you’re on the wrong side of the law. Jay Rodriguez gets caught offside as Ashley Barnes attempts a through ball.
The attempt was unsuccessful. Mohamed Salah’s left-footed effort from beyond the area misses to the left for Liverpool. Trent Alexander-Arnold assisted.
Liverpool’s corner. Dwight McNeil made the concession.
Attempt was thwarted. A right-footed attempt from outside the area by Thiago (Liverpool) is stopped. Roberto Firmino assisted.
The attempt was unsuccessful. The left-footed attempt from outside the box by Dwight McNeil (Burnley) goes high and wide to the left. Ashley Barnes was a big help.
The attempt has been saved. A right-footed effort from outside the box by Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) is saved in the upper right corner. Mohamed Salah provided assistance.
Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott is awarded a free kick in the attacking half.
Erik Pieters was called for a foul (Burnley).
Konstantinos Tsimikas was called for a foul (Liverpool).
Burnley’s Dwight McNeil earns a free kick in the defensive half.
Liverpool has made a substitution. Diogo Jota is replaced by Roberto Firmino.
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