Alisson Becker has now gone 15 games unbeaten in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool continued their relentless pursuit of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 victory over Burnley on Wednesday night.

Jack Cork’s opener looked set to cause an upset, but goals from James Milner, Roberto Firmino and Xherdan Shaqiri ensured a valuable three points for Jurgen Klopp’s side who can now go top of the table, temporarily at least, with a win at Bournemouth on Saturday.

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Although he was at fault for the home side’s goal, Alisson, the summer signing from Roma, more than redeemed himself in injury time with a spectacular save, tipping Ben Mee’s header onto the crossbar, before launching the attack which led to Shaqiri’s game clinching goal.

James Milner was on the scoresheet for Liverpool (Picture: Getty)
Xherdan Shaqiri sealed another three points for Liverpool in injury time (Picture: Getty)

The Brazil international has not lost in his opening 15 league matches as a Liverpool player; equalling the club record in the Premier League set by Javier Mascherano in November 2007.


Jurgen Klopp’s side have now made their best ever start to a league campaign, while, having conceded just six goals in total, they have matched the top-flight English league record at this stage of a season, alongside Man Utd in 1985-86, Arsenal in 1990-91, Chelsea in 2004-05 and Chelsea in 2008-09.

Speaking about his side’s performance at Turf Moor, Klopp said: ‘I was really happy we could just adjust a few tactical things [at half-time], but I told the players I shouted a lot in the first half but I wasn’t angry.

‘I knew it could be a bit rusty, that’s how it is with a lot of changes, but now we are warm, used to it and we adjust a little bit.

‘We could really bring Daniel into a different position if Div is more central and Shaq more involved in another space. If we could make that a bit more clear then we have immediately better options.’