Virgil van Dijk has been dribbled past twice in two games after being beaten by Jay Rodriguez

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Liverpool are top of the league once again.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds secured their first clean sheet of the season after cruising to a win against Burnley at Turf Moore.

Goals from Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and an own goal from Chris Wood were more than enough for a club-record 13th league win a row for the Merseysiders.

In truth, Liverpool won at a canter and it could easily have been more had the likes of Salah and Georginio Wijnaldum been more clinical when through on goal.

In defence, they were back to their imperious best with UEFA Player of the Year Virgil van Dijk repelling every Burnley advance with ease.

Adrian made a few important saves too but there can be no doubting that Van Dijk is the heart and soul of Klopp’s brilliant backline.

However, there was one blight on the copy sheet for the Dutchman who was once again dribbled past in the dying minutes of the game.

Jay Rodriguez was played in and somehow manage to nutmeg the giant defender as he checked back in before Adrian came to the rescue.

The legacy is crumbling.

In the end, it had little bearing on the game but you can be sure Rodriguez will be reminding his teammates as much as he can.


Van Dijk probably won’t be losing too much sleep over it once he gets home and sees his burgeoning trophy cabinet, though.

Liverpool will look to continue their perfect start to the season when they welcome Newcastle to fortress Anfield after the international break.

With big Virg at the back, it’s hard to see the Magpies bringing that perfect record to an end.

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