Liverpool score very lucky goal to take the lead vs Burnley

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Liverpool started the weekend top of the Premier League but they went into their clash against Burnley in second.

That was because Manchester City had thrashed Brighton 4-0 earlier in the day at the Etihad.

Jurgen Klopp’s side needed to go to Turf Moor and get all three points if they wanted to go into the international break top of the table.

But, as you’d expect, Sean Dyche’s men gave them a very tough opening 30 minutes at home.

But the deadlock was broken in bizarre circumstances.

Jordan Henderson played the ball back to Trent Alexander-Arnold, whose cross somehow found its way into Nick Pope’s top corner, via a deflection off Chris Wood.

The Premier League soon confirmed that it was actually an own-goal.

How lucky can you get?

Sadio Mane soon made it 2-0 after a Roberto Firmino assist with no luck needed.

And that's how the scoreline Liverpool took into the half-time break.

It means Klopp's side look set to pick up a full 12 points from their opening four league games ahead of next week's international break.


Next month, though, the Reds will have to compete in three different competitions.

They face Newcastle (H), Chelsea (A) and Sheffield United (A) in the Premier League.

Their Champions League opener - a tough away trip to Napoli - take places on September 17 while they also have to juggle a Carabao Cup third round tie away to Milton Keynes Dons on September 25.

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