Liverpool vs Burnley

Having posted contrasting results in the first weekend of the 2021-22 Premier League season, Liverpool and Burnley meet in the second week against the Anfield faithful on Saturday lunchtime.

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Jurgen Klopp’s team managed a routine 3-0 win at Norwich City last weekend, while the Clarets were beaten 2-1 by Brighton & Hove Albion at home.

Having posted contrasting results in the first weekend of the 2021-22 Premier League season, Liverpool and Burnley meet in the second week against the Anfield faithful on Saturday lunchtime.

Jurgen Klopp’s team managed a routine 3-0 win at Norwich City last weekend, while the Clarets were beaten 2-1 by Brighton & Hove Albion at home.

In doing so, Salah became the first player in Premier League history to score on Opening Day five seasons in a row, and with rumors of a new deal circulating that would represent the most expensive in Reds history, that of 29 years. The old man has certainly proven that he deserves the bumper pack.

After 90 minutes of action, the Premier League table has a very retro feel: Manchester United at the top, Chelsea second and Liverpool third, but with key players returning from layoffs due to injuries and many more compromising their future with the club. , Klopp’s men. they are making statements both on and off the field.

Picking up from where they left off last season, Liverpool’s emphatic win over Norwich extended their unbeaten streak in the top flight to 11 games and extended their winning streak to six games, the last three of which have seen the 2019 champions. 20 keep a clean sheet.

Liverpool’s six-game losing streak at home shocked fans and neutrals to the core, but they took 10 points out of the last 12 offered at Anfield last season and haven’t lost their first home game of the season since 2003-04 campaign against Chelsea. , with whom they will fight in Merseyside in the third week of the game.

Burnley also picked up where they left off last season, but Sean Dyche’s men were unremarkable as Brighton rallied to claim a 2-1 win on opening day in front of the returning Turf Moor crowd.

It took James Tarkowski two minutes to sideline Neal Maupay and lead the hosts to the front, but after knocking the woodwork twice and squandering abundant opportunities to increase their lead, Dyche’s men paid the price.

An inspired Graham Potter substitution saw Jakub Moder drop the ball on a plate for Maupay to score the equalizer after being introduced just seconds earlier, and another substitute in Alexis Mac Allister fired home with 78 minutes left to convict. Burnley to his fourth league. defeat in succession.

Unlike their three season-ending losses last season, Dyche’s team really managed to make the net ripple this time, but now they risk losing five straight Premier League games for the first time as another inevitable battle. . to avoid falling looms.

Dyche’s team ended Liverpool’s 68-game unbeaten league streak at home with a 1-0 win last season, and clinched a 1-1 draw at Anfield in the 2019-20 campaign, but the Reds managed a 3-0 win at Turf Moor during the final stages of the 2020-21 season.

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