Liverpool vs Burnley: Reds perfect home record ended by Rodriguez' strike

Liverpool vs Burnley: Reds perfect home record ended by Rodriguez' strike

- Liverpool were constantly denied a winner by the brilliance of Burnley keeper Nick Pope

- The Reds led in the first half courtesy of Andy Robertson but Burnley hit back in the second half

- Jurgen Klopp’s men will have to win their remaining three matches to set a new points tally record

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Liverpool’s quest for a record Premier League points tally took a slight stumble as the champions were held to a 1-1 draw by a highly disciplined Burnley side.

The Reds were largely dominant throughout the match but were on numerous occasions left frustrated by the brilliance of Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope.

Pope came up with a string of brilliant saves in the first half to deny the likes of Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane when both players looked certain to score.

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Amid an onslaught of attacks from the home side, they eventually found the opener in the 34th minute when a brilliant Fabinho cross met the head of fullback Andy Robertson who headed home.

Liverpool vs Burnley: Reds perfect home record ended by Rodriguez' strike
Liverpool vs Burnley: Rodriguez strikes the ball into the net. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The game would have gone much worse for the Clarets but for the brilliance of their keeper, who looked something close to unbeatable on the day.

Despite playing the frightening Premier League champions, Burnley were the furthest thing from intimidated as they continued to push for an equaliser which eventually came in the second half albeit in contentious fashion.

Striker Jay Rodriguez drove a powerful low shot past Alisson Becker in the 69th minute after Burnley launched a ball forward from an offside freekick.

Replays however seemed to suggest that Mohammed Salah was not offside for the free kick to be awarded.

Chances continued to come for Liverpool but Jurgen Klopp’s men simply could not get past Nick Pope for the winner.

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And Burnley was on the verge of a famous win late in the game after Tarkowski struck the post from a melee in the box which came from a corner.

Salah also had a chance to win it late in the game but a tame shot from his weaker right foot was easily saved by the Burnley shot stopper.

The result came with a number of ramifications for Liverpool as they dropped their first points at Anfield in one and a half years as it ended 1-1.

Liverpool will also have to win their remaining three games if they are to surpass Manchester City’s record points tally of 100 points. earlier reported that Moroccan international Hakim Ziyech has arrived Stamford Bridge as he was pictured training with the Blues for the first time on Saturday, July 11. Chelsea had in February agreed to terms with Dutch champions Ajax over the signing of Moroccan midfielder for a fee reported to be £45million.

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