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Why Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will be surprised by one thing in win over Burnley


Liverpool have made it four wins out of four and are topping the Premier League table after their 3-0 win over Burnley.

The Reds were in a rampant mood after being held by Sean Dyche’s men in the opening half hour.

But the breakthrough came about in surprising circumstances after Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross was deflected off Chris Wood.

From miles out it left Burnley keeper Nick Pope stranded as the ball looped over his head, giving Jurgen Klopp‘s side the lead.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross saw Liverpool score the opener against Burnley

Sadio Mane doubled the scoring shortly after following a swift counter-attack before Roberto Firmino made sure of the result in the second half.

But if the opener left Klopp bemused then the second will surely have him mystified.

And that is because the Clarets are never usually so open at the back, according to Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher.

“I think coming into this game that’s a goal Jurgen Klopp probably didn’t think Liverpool would score today,” Carragher said on Sky Sports.

“That’s a goal you see a lot from Liverpool, they win the ball and they go quickly.

“[But] because Burnley normally play direct, they like to play forward, you don’t expect the centre-back to lose the ball there and to be able to catch them on the counter attack.

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Sadio Mane doubled Liverpool’s lead shortly after

“So again I think Sean Dyche will be not happy basically that the first one was too easy for Liverpool to go through and the second one, a goal that they don’t normally concede.”

In the studio, fellow pundit and ex-Burnley forward Jonathan Walters believed that his former side should have just taken out Firmino and taken the booking.

“I would have taken the yellow and taken him out early doors,” Walters said.

“Once you’ve got two on two, Firmino and Mane running at you, nine times out of 10 it’s a goal.

“You’ve just got to stop them in their tracks early.”



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