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Liverpool news: Alisson and James Milner equal records with comeback Burnley win

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And Jurgen Klopp’s team equalled several records in the process after the comeback win against Sean Dyche’s men.

Liverpool survived a scare at Turf Moor to record a 3-1 win and extend their unbeaten run to 15 matches and keep up pace with Manchester City.

Jack Cork struck shortly after half time for Burnley to give the hosts an unexpected lead, but Klopp’s men responded with strikes from James Milner and Roberto Firmino, before Xherdan Shaqiri put the icing on the cake.

The victory means that Liverpool moved back to within two points of league leaders City but it was also significant for a number of broken records.

Liverpool beat Burnley to maintain their unbeaten start to the season (Pic: GETTY)

“Liverpool news: Alisson and James Milner equal records with comeback Burnley win”

Liverpool news: Alisson and James Milner equal records with comeback Burnley win

The six goals now conceded in their first 15 Premier League games this campaign equalled the top-flight English league record at this stage of a season.

The other teams to equal that number are Manchester United in 1985-86, Arsenal in 1990-91, Chelsea in 2004-05 and Chelsea in 2008-09.

The great start also means that Alisson 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.

Another personal record set on Wednesday night went to Milner, who after helping his side take the lead, scored in the 50th Premier League match of his career.

The ex-England international has not ended on the losing side in any of those matches (W39 D11 L0), setting himself a new Premier League record.

All of these records may not have been on the cards at Turf Moor in what was a closely matched game.

While the scoreline suggests an easier night for the Reds, Shaqiri’s goal came only in injury time after Burnley had been pressing for an equaliser.

Klopp opted to start the game without any of his famed front three after an injury to Sadio Mane kept him out but Mohamed Salah and Firmino left on the bench.

But Liverpool dug in after conceding and after Milner’s equaliser, Salah and Firmino were introduced to finish off the hosts.

Next up for the Reds is a trip to Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.

With City making the trip to Chelsea, the game becomes must win to be able to capitalise on any potential slip-up at Stamford Bridge.



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