Burnley's Jay Rodriguez ends Liverpool's perfect Anfield record

11 July 2020 04:23
The results machine, as Jürgen Klopp described Burnley, has churned over Liverpool’s hopes of polishing a pristine Premier League campaign with a flawless Anfield record. Sean Dyche’s team became the first visitors since Leicester in January 2019 to prevent Liverpool winning at home in the league thanks to an immaculate finish from Jay Rodriguez and commanding display from goalkeeper Nick Pope.Liverpool were aiming to complete their title-winning campaign with a 100% record at Anfield but their bid to become the first top flight team to do so since Sunderland in 1891-92 was ended by a stubborn and supremely well-organised Burnley side. Pope was a figure of authority once again, promoting his claims to become England’s number one with a fine display that was punctured only by Andy Robertson’s fine first-half header. Liverpool had several opportunities to extend their lead but will have to take home comfort in a 58th league game without defeat at Anfield. Burnley could have ended that record too but substitute Johann Gudmundsson rattled the crossbar late on. Related: Liverpool 1-1 Burnley: Premier League – live! Related: Troy Deeney penalty double earns Watford comeback win over Newcastle Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian