Premier League Liverpool beat Burnley in front of record Anfield league attendance

Liverpool returned to winning ways by beating Burnley 3-1 in front of a record league attendance at Anfield on Saturday.

Some 59,896 supporters were present to watch goals from Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez ensure the Reds quickly returned to the top of the Premier League – Manchester City had briefly overtaken them by defeating Everton at lunchtime – and bounced back following their defeat at Arsenal.

Jota’s 31st-minute opener put the hosts ahead on Saturday, before Dara O’Shea equalised for Burnley just before the interval. Diaz quickly restored the lead in the early stages of the second half, however, and Nunez sealed victory late on.

The crowd of 59,896 topped Anfield’s previous highest in a league game of 58,757, a record that had stood since December 1949.

Jurgen Klopp made five changes to his starting XI, with Nunez joining Wataru Endo, Caoimhin Kelleher, Andy Robertson and Jarell Quansah in being restored to the line-up.

Alisson Becker and Joe Gomez missed out due to illness, but Kostas Tsimikas was named on the bench after his injury lay-off.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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