Liverpool 3-1 Burnley: Darwin Nunez scores in front of new club record league attendance

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By Neil JohnstonBBC Sport at Anfield

Last updated on 4 minutes ago.From the section Premier League

Diogo Jota scores for Liverpool against BurnleyLiverpool are undefeated in their last 27 Anfield matches in all competitions, scoring 79 goals in that time

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Liverpool, watched by a new club record attendance of 59,896, had briefly been replaced by Manchester City at the top of the table following their 2-0 win over Everton in the early kick-off.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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Liverpool

  1. Squad number62Player nameKelleher

  2. Squad number66Player nameAlexander-Arnold

  3. Squad number78Player nameQuansah

  4. Squad number4Player namevan Dijk

  5. Squad number26Player nameRobertson

  6. Squad number10Player nameMac Allister

  7. Squad number3Player nameEndo

  8. Squad number17Player nameJones

  9. Squad number20Player nameDiogo Jota

  10. Squad number9Player nameNúñez

  11. Squad number7Player nameDíaz

  1. Squad number18Player nameGakpo

  2. Squad number19Player nameElliott

  3. Squad number21Player nameTsimikas

  4. Squad number42Player nameClark

  5. Squad number53Player nameMcConnell

Burnley

  1. Squad number1Player nameTrafford

  2. Squad number20Player nameAssignon

  3. Squad number2Player nameO'Shea

  4. Squad number33Player nameEsteve

  5. Squad number44Player nameDelcroix

  6. Squad number21Player nameA Ramsey

  7. Squad number16Player nameBerge

  8. Squad number8Player nameBrownhill

  9. Squad number47Player nameOdobert

  10. Squad number23Player nameFofana

  11. Squad number25Player nameAmdouni

  1. Squad number22Player nameVitinho

  2. Squad number34Player nameBruun Larsen

  3. Squad number42Player nameMassengo

Line-ups

Liverpool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 62Kelleher
  • 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
  • 17Jones
  • 20Jota
  • 9NúñezBooked at 69mins
  • 7DíazSubstituted forGakpoat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Adrián
  • 18Gakpo
  • 19Elliott
  • 21Tsimikas
  • 38Gravenberch
  • 42Clark
  • 53McConnell
  • 67Koumas
  • 93Mrozek

Burnley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Trafford
  • 20Assignon
  • 2O'SheaBooked at 14mins
  • 33EsteveSubstituted forda Silvaat 80'minutes
  • 44Delcroix
  • 21A RamseySubstituted forMassengoat 81'minutes
  • 16Berge
  • 8BrownhillBooked at 26mins
  • 47Odobert
  • 23Fofana
  • 25AmdouniSubstituted forBruun Larsenat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Cork
  • 9Rodríguez
  • 10Manuel
  • 18Ekdal
  • 22da Silva
  • 24Cullen
  • 34Bruun Larsen
  • 42Massengo
  • 49Muric

Referee:Tim Robinson

Attendance:59,896

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Liverpool 3, Burnley 1.

  2. Second Half ends, Liverpool 3, Burnley 1.

  3. Substitution, Liverpool. Kostas Tsimikas replaces Andy Robertson.

  4. Substitution, Liverpool. Bobby Clark replaces Alexis Mac Allister.

  5. Substitution, Liverpool. James McConnell replaces Wataru Endo.

  6. Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Vitinho.

  7. Attempt blocked. Darwin Núñez (Liverpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andy Robertson.

  8. 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.

  9. Attempt missed. Alexis Mac Allister (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Darwin Núñez.

  10. Foul by Diogo Jota (Liverpool).

  11. Wilson Odobert (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Darwin Núñez (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Foul by Dara O'Shea (Burnley).

  14. Cody Gakpo (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Foul by Josh Brownhill (Burnley).

  16. 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.

  17. Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Sander Berge.

  18. Offside, Liverpool. Cody Gakpo is caught offside.

  19. Wataru Endo (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Foul by Josh Brownhill (Burnley).

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