Liverpool head into the international break on top of the Premier League after extending their 100 per cent record to four matches with a 3-0 win at Burnley.
An own goal by Chris Wood, deflecting in Trent Alexander-Arnold's cross, was added to by Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino as Jurgen Klopp's side regained top spot just over two hours after Manchester City had briefly overtaken them.
It was an afternoon of firsts for the Reds. First time the club have won 13 consecutive league matches. First time they have have won their opening four matches in back-to-back seasons. First clean sheet of the season. And Firmino becoming the first Brazilian to score 50 Premier League goals.
But this was a different type of victory to what had gone before, grinding it out before moving through the gears when they spotted the right opportunity.
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- Liverpool have won 13 league games in a row for the first time in their history, while they're only the second English top-flight side to win 13 in a row while scoring more than once each time (after Tottenham in 1960).
- Liverpool have gone 21 Premier League games without losing (W17 D4 L0); losing just once in their last 43 games in the competition (W35 D7 L1), a 1-2 defeat to Man City in January.
- Burnley have picked up just one victory in their last 25 Premier League games against ‘big 6’ teams (D6 L18), beating Spurs at Turf Moor in February 2019 (2-1).
- Liverpool have won three consecutive away games at Burnley for the first time since August 1970 (all comps) under Bill Shankly.
- Jurgen Klopp has won five Premier League games versus Sean Dyche; against no manager has he registered more victories in the competition.
- Since the start of the 2016-17 season, Burnley have scored eight own goals in the Premier League; only Bournemouth (nine) have scored more.
- Liverpool haven't lost any of the last 33 Premier League games in which Sadio Mane has found the net (W29 D4 L0).
- Since the start of last season, no Liverpool player has scored more goals in all competitions than Sadio Mane (30 – level with Mo Salah).
- Roberto Firmino became the first Brazilian to score 50 Premier League goals; he is the ninth player to reach the milestone for Liverpool overall - no other club has had more (level with Man Utd).
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