By Neil JohnstonBBC Sport at Anfield
Last updated on 4 minutes ago.From the section Premier League
Liverpool returned to the top of the table as they got back to winning ways against struggling Burnley in front of a club record league crowd at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp's side were looking to respond after last weekend's defeat by Arsenal and took the lead through Diogo Jota's header from a corner which Burnley keeper James Trafford failed to claim.
The Clarets, who have been in the relegation zone for most of the season, levelled before half-time through Dara O'Shea superb header before Luis Diaz restored the lead in the 52nd minute.
Burnley had several chances to equalise before Darwin Nunez's header from Harvey Elliott's cross sealed the points.
On a tetchy afternoon, both Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Burnley boss Vincent Kompany were booked for by referee Tim Robinson for protesting after decisions went against their teams.
Liverpool were without first-choice keeper Alisson because of illness but stand-in Caoimhin Kelleher made a fine save to deny David Datro Fofana an equaliser when the score was 2-1.
Liverpool, watched by a new club record attendance of 59,896, had briefly been replaced by Manchester City at the top of the table following their 2-0 win over Everton in the early kick-off.
But the Reds are two points clear - albeit having played one game more than their nearest rivals - while Burnley remain 19th.
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Squad number62Player nameKelleher
Squad number66Player nameAlexander-Arnold
Squad number78Player nameQuansah
Squad number4Player namevan Dijk
Squad number26Player nameRobertson
Squad number10Player nameMac Allister
Squad number3Player nameEndo
Squad number17Player nameJones
Squad number20Player nameDiogo Jota
Squad number9Player nameNúñez
Squad number7Player nameDíaz
Squad number18Player nameGakpo
Squad number19Player nameElliott
Squad number21Player nameTsimikas
Squad number42Player nameClark
Squad number53Player nameMcConnell
Squad number1Player nameTrafford
Squad number20Player nameAssignon
Squad number2Player nameO'Shea
Squad number33Player nameEsteve
Squad number44Player nameDelcroix
Squad number21Player nameA Ramsey
Squad number16Player nameBerge
Squad number8Player nameBrownhill
Squad number47Player nameOdobert
Squad number23Player nameFofana
Squad number25Player nameAmdouni
Squad number22Player nameVitinho
Squad number34Player nameBruun Larsen
Squad number42Player nameMassengo
- 66Alexander-ArnoldSubstituted forElliottat 45'minutes
- 78QuansahBooked at 19mins
- 4van Dijk
- 26RobertsonSubstituted forTsimikasat 90+7'minutes
- 10Mac AllisterSubstituted forClarkat 90+7'minutes
- 3EndoBooked at 33minsSubstituted forMcConnellat 90+6'minutes
- 9NúñezBooked at 69mins
- 7DíazSubstituted forGakpoat 82'minutes
- 2O'SheaBooked at 14mins
- 33EsteveSubstituted forda Silvaat 80'minutes
- 21A RamseySubstituted forMassengoat 81'minutes
- 8BrownhillBooked at 26mins
- 25AmdouniSubstituted forBruun Larsenat 86'minutes
- 22da Silva
- 34Bruun Larsen
Match ends, Liverpool 3, Burnley 1.
Second Half ends, Liverpool 3, Burnley 1.
Substitution, Liverpool. Kostas Tsimikas replaces Andy Robertson.
Substitution, Liverpool. Bobby Clark replaces Alexis Mac Allister.
Substitution, Liverpool. James McConnell replaces Wataru Endo.
Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Vitinho.
Attempt blocked. Darwin Núñez (Liverpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andy Robertson.
Attempt saved. Darwin Núñez (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wataru Endo.
Attempt missed. Alexis Mac Allister (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Darwin Núñez.
Foul by Diogo Jota (Liverpool).
Wilson Odobert (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Darwin Núñez (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Dara O'Shea (Burnley).
Cody Gakpo (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Josh Brownhill (Burnley).
Attempt missed. Darwin Núñez (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Andy Robertson with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Sander Berge.
Offside, Liverpool. Cody Gakpo is caught offside.
Wataru Endo (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Josh Brownhill (Burnley).