Games away to Burnley have not always been kind to Liverpool so a midweek trip to Turf Moor might have provided a chance for a slip up for the Reds, but a 1-3 result maintained their mission of keeping pace with league leaders Manchester City.
In an unlikely error, Alison spilt an uncleared corner kick into the path of Jack Cork who put the home side ahead, inducing second half blushes from Liverpool.
Having benefitted from an earlier effort being ruled out for offside, the Reds sprang to life. Liverpool enforced greater authority and earned a quick equalizer when James Milner scored in the 62nd minute.
Having levelled the match, Liverpool set the stage for a comeback. Just before the 70th minute, they took the lead and never looked back. Just moments after entering as a substitute, Roberto Firmino found the net for the fourth time in the league this season.
Joe Hart would deny a few quality chances as regular time expired but it was the other end that showcased the save of the game.
Alisson would claw back a Burnley effort to equalize as stoppage time started. Then another late substitute, Mo Salah, found Xherdan Shaqiri to put the contest completely out of reach with a third goal.
Not only does the victory mean that the Reds stay on the shoulder of City, but it also marks the club’s best ever start to a season in their 126 years history. No small feat that!
Here are four findings from the match.