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Jurgen Klopp made Premier League history vs Burnley


The Liverpool football club emblem, You'll Never Walk Alone, at Anfield football stadium, Merseyside, NW England, UK - Image ID: E4CHEN

Liverpool faced off with Burnley on Tuesday in a tie they were expected to win with ease. The Reds eventually came away with a 2-0 win to go top of the Premier League.

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Jurgen Klopp’s impressive record

After beating Burnley thanks to goals from Diogo Jota and Darwin Nunez, Jurgen Klopp has set a Premier League record.

Under Klopp, Liverpool have won all six of their Premier League games on Boxing Day, the outright most by a manager with a 100 per cent win rate on the day in the competition’s history.

Klopp also reflected on the first half of Liverpool’s season post-Burnley: “Fantastic, I can barely keep my hands down,” Klopp said. “But [having] 42 points is really pleasing. That’s really cool.

“The first part of the season is done and it was absolutely all right what we did. Not perfect, but all right. And it keeps us no more than a point away from the top. That’s within punching distance, let me put it like that.

“You never know exactly what you can expect with the fourth game in 10 days. It is really intense, whatever the outside world thinks. Coming here and playing the game we played was absolutely exceptional.

“It’s exceptional as well that we didn’t score more goals. Actually, we did, but for different reasons they took it away. So we had to wait longer. For a long time, we caused Burnley so many problems, we played a super game. It was the last game in a really busy period you cannot really expect that, but we did. I really liked the game we played.

“But we should have scored more, that’s clear. Then the game stays open and Burnley has massive chances to score. But in the end we deserved to win that game and it was the two perfect goalscorers with Darwin and then Diogo.

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.