Liverpool VS Burnley Match LIVE Football Score 21/08/2021
Liverpool will welcome Burnley to Anfield for a matchday two fixture in the Premier League on Saturday. The home side kicked off their campaign with an emphatic 3-0 away victory over newly-promoted Norwich City last weekend. Mohamed Salah got on the scoresheet and also provided assists for strike partners Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino in the rout.
Burnley were on the wrong end of a 2-1 defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion on home turf. Neal Maupay and Alexis Mac Allister scored second half goals to help the Seagulls complete a comeback victory. Their most recent meeting came in May when Firmino, Nat Phillips and Alex-Oxlade-Chamberlain all got on the scoresheet to help Liverpool pick up a 3-0 away victory. This will be the 125th meeting between the two sides and Liverpool have a superior record against the Lancashire outfit.
Liverpool get the second week of the new season underway as they host Burnley at Anfield. Mohamed Salah made a fine start to the campaign with a goal and an assist last weekend, while Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino also got on the scoresheet. Burnley scored the quickest goal of the opening weekend but fell to a 2-1 defeat to Brighton. After struggling to bring in reinforcements in the transfer window, a visit to Merseyside doesn’t make anything easier for Sean Dyche.
In doing so, Salah became the first player in Premier League history to score on the opening day five seasons in a row, and with rumours of a new deal which would represent the most expensive in the Reds’ history circulating, the 29-year-old has certainly proven that he deserves the bumper package.
After 90 minutes of action, the Premier League table has a very retro feel to it – Manchester United at the top, Chelsea second and Liverpool third – but with key players returning from injury layoffs and plenty more committing their futures to the club, Klopp’s men are making statements both off and on the field.
Picking up from where they left off last season, Liverpool’s emphatic win over Norwich stretched their unbeaten run in the top flight to 11 games and extended their winning run to six games – the last three of which have seen the 2019-20 champions keep clean sheets.
Liverpool’s six-game losing run at home shocked fans and neutrals to the core, but they gleaned 10 points from the last 12 on offer at Anfield last term and have not lost their first home game of the season since the 2003-04 campaign against Chelsea, whom they will do battle with on Merseyside in gameweek three.
An inspired substitution from Graham Potter saw Jakub Moder lay the ball on a plate for Maupay to score the equaliser after being introduced mere seconds beforehand, and another substitute in Alexis Mac Allister fired home with 78 minutes on the clock to condemn Burnley to their fourth league defeat in succession.
Unlike their three end-of-season defeats last term, Dyche’s side did actually manage to make the net ripple this time around, but they are now at risk of losing five Premier League games in a row for the first time ever as another inevitable battle to avoid the drop looms.
Dyche’s side famously ended Liverpool’s 68-game unbeaten league run at home with a 1-0 win last season, and they claimed a 1-1 draw at Anfield in the 2019-20 campaign, but the Reds eased to a 3-0 success at Turf Moor during the final stages of the 2020-21 season.