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Liverpool set new club record with 13th straight Premier League victory

Sadio Mane scored Liverpool's second goal in their win at Burnley
Sadio Mane scored Liverpool’s second goal in their win at Burnley (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool cemented their position at the top of the Premier League with a x-x win at Burnley and set a new club record in the process.

After dismantling Arsenal at Anfield last week, Jurgen Klopp stuck with the same starting XI and his side rarely looked like dropping points at Turf Moor.

A 3-1 victory over Unai Emery’s side saw Liverpool equal the 12-match winning sequence enjoyed by Kenny Dalglish’s 1990 vintage, but Klopp’s Champions League holders have now gone one better.

Having weathered an early storm, Liverpool took the lead in slightly fortuitous circumstances when Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross clipped the back of Burnley striker Chris Wood and looped over a stranded Nick Pope in the 33rd minute.

Liverpool’s 13-game winning streak

10 Mar Liverpool 4 – 2 Burnley
17 Mar Fulham 1 – 2 Liverpool
31 Mar Liverpool 2 – 1 Tottenham
05 Apr Southampton 1 – 3 Liverpool
14 Apr Liverpool 2 – 0 Chelsea
21 Apr Cardiff 0 – 2 Liverpool
26 Apr Liverpool 5 – 0 Huddersfield
04 May Newcastle 2 – 3 Liverpool
12 May Liverpool 2 – 0 Wolves
09 Aug Liverpool 4 – 1 Norwich
17 Aug Southampton 1 – 2 Liverpool
24 Aug Liverpool 3 – 1 Arsenal
31 Aug Burnley 0 – 2 Liverpool

Trent Alexander-Arnold's deflected cross contributed to Liverpool's fortuitous opening goal
Trent Alexander-Arnold’s deflected cross contributed to Liverpool’s fortuitous opening goal (Picture: Getty Images)

An misplaced pass by Ben Mee four minutes later allowed Roberto Firmino the opportunity to run clear on goal and when the Brazilian slipped in Sadio Mane the Senegal forward supplied a now trademark finish.

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Liverpool squeezed the life out of Burnley in the second half and duly put the contest to bed with 10 minutes remaining when Firmino led a rapid counter, fed Mohamed Salah and sprinted to pick up the return pass, before burying a shot beyond Pope to become the first Brazilian to reach 50 Premier League goals.

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