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Three things we learnt from Liverpool’s shock 2-0 defeat to Burnley

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Three things we learnt from Liverpool’s shock 2-0 defeat to Burnley

Riding on the tide of elation of a thrilling 4-3 victory at the Emirates last weekend, Jurgen Klopp and his men rolled into Turf Moor full of confidence and ready to go.

Sean Dyche’s side suffered a gutting late defeat to Swansea last weekend as they were welcomed back to life in the Premier League with a reality check. It’s not unreasonable to say that Sam Vokes’ goal inside the first 60 seconds was unexpected.

Whilst Liverpool dominated the game, Burnley stood firm defensively and remained solid at the back. Attack after attack hit their back four, the same as relied on last season in the Championship, and they stood firm.

 

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When Andre Gray put the hosts 2-0 up before half time, there was a bizarre feeling of inevitability and the game was almost over by the half way mark. Liverpool continued to attack with chance after chance going begging, but Tom Heaton and his defensive bank stood solid, with debutant Steven Defour shining for the Clarets.

Here are three things that we’ve learnt from the game…

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