Liverpool regained their position at the top of the Premier League after coasting to victory over Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday evening.
The Reds won 3-0 thanks to goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, while Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross took a deflection off Chris Wood before dropping into the net.
It was a good response from the Reds after Manchester City briefly occupied top spot with a routine 4-0 win over Brighton and also continues a perfect start to the season for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
But it was an afternoon of many firsts for Liverpool.
This was the first time the Reds have won their opening four matches in back-to-back seasons.
It was also their first clean sheet of the 2019/20 campaign and Firmino’s goal made him the first Brazilian to score 50 Premier League goals.
However, the most impressive Liverpool stat to emerge from the Burnley result was the fact that this was the Reds’ 13th consecutive league win – a club record.
Liverpool actually began this run against the Clarets last season and below you can see where their 13 consecutive league wins have come from.
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Liverpool's Lucky 13
The Reds have won 13 consecutive league matches – which is a club record
- 4-2 vs Burnley – H – (March 10)
- 2-1 vs Fulham – A – (March 17)
- 2-1 vs Tottenham – H – (March 31)
- 3-1 vs Southampton – A – (April 5)
- 2-0 vs Chelsea – H – (April 14)
- 2-0 vs Cardiff – A – (April 21)
- 5-0 vs Huddersfield – H – (April 26)
- 3-2 vs Newcastle – A – (May 4)
- 2-0 vs Wolves – H – (May 12)
- 4-1 vs Norwich – H (August 9)
- 2-1 vs Southampton – A – (August 17)
- 3-1 vs Arsenal – H (August 24)
- 3-0 vs Burnley – A – (August 31)
The previous record of twelve consecutive league wins was last set between April and October 1990.
Incidentally, the 1989/90 season was also the last time Liverpool won a league title so this could be a good omen for the Merseysiders for the rest of the campaign.
However, a goal Klopp’s men can achieve sooner is the record of consecutive Premier League wins which currently stands at 18 – set by Manchester City between August and December 2017.