Liverpool went to Burnley’s Turf Moor stadium to easily beat the hosts 3-0 on Saturday for the fourth round of the English Premier League. Chris Wood OG, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino, who’s got to be the first Brazilian to achieve the 50th Premier League goal mark, the reigning European champions maintained the leadership of the competition and the 100% run after four rounds.
Liverpool’s victory on Saturday began to be built 32 minutes into the first half when right-back Alexander-Arnold tried to cross into the area, but the ball took a very slight deflection at Wood’s back. It ended up going to another direction and tricking the goalkeeper. What a goal from Arnold. However, the Premier League went for giving the goal to Wood, as an own goal. 0-1 Liverpool.
One became two just four minutes later, as Mane received a magnificent ball from Roberto Firmino to slot home past goalkeeper Pope in a classy finish from close-range. 0-2 Liverpool.
In the second half, the most favorable scenario was created for Roberto Firmino to celebrate one of the most significant milestones. Burnley threw themselves at Liverpool, but with little to none efficiency, and giving the European Champions too many spaces. The Reds used them very well and created a lot of chances through counters.
Ten minutes from time, Mohamed Salah went down the wing and passed it to Firmino, who rocketed home from the edge of the box. What a goal from Firmino, who deserved to be the first Brazilian to hit 50 goals in the Premier League. All of them for the Reds.
The Reds have 12 points now against 10 from Manchester City. In the next round, the team led by Germany’s Jurgen Klopp will host Newcastle at Anfield Road on September 14, a Saturday, after the International break. On the same day, Burnley, who has only four points, visits Brighton.