Liverpool 2-0 Burnley: Jota, Mane on target as Klopp’s men with a second convincing win | EPL 2021-22

Sadio Mane celebrates scoring of Liverpool against Burnley-Anfield
Sadio Mane celebrates scoring of Liverpool against Burnley-Anfield -

Liverpool picked a comprehensive win against an uninspiring Burnley side at Anfield.

Liverpool defeated Burnley 2-0 in their first home game of the season, with Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane finding the scoresheet.

The Reds were off to a thumping start to the Premier League after thrashing Norwich City 3-0 at Carrow Road. Now they have followed up with an equally impressive victory.

Jurgen Klopp’s men showed their intentions from the start and they got their reward when Diogo Jota headed Tsimikas’ cross into the nets, beating goalkeeper Nick Pope.

Sadio Mane, who was highly criticised for his substandard displays last season, must have restored his confidence after doubling the lead in the second half, benefitting from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s pass.

The packed Anfield ground must have been thrilled to see their side produce a comprehensive win in the first home game.

Elsewhere, Sean Dyche’s side were lacklustre throughout the game as their passive style of play hardly troubled the Mersey side.

Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliot made his first Premier League appearance today and perhaps, the midfielder showed flashes of brilliance.

Alexander Arnold was arguably the best player on the pitch, as the young full-back caused all sorts of problems to the Clarets.

Despite operating as the right-back, the 22-year-old acted as a creative outlet, often moving into the midfield and his defence splitting passes were exquisite. Tsimikas, on the other hand, fared well in the left-back in the absence of first-choice Andrew Robertson.

Klopp’s men have moved to the top of the Premier League table and will face Chelsea next week.