Jurgen Klopp was shocked to find out that Trent Alexander-Arnold’s effort for Liverpool had been ruled off as an own goal against Burnley. Liverpool strolled by Burnley in a 3-0 win at Turf Moor, with Alexander-Arnold appearing to break the deadlock when his over-hit cross dropped behind Nick Pope’s head and into the goal.
Despite being an assist machine, Alexander-Arnold has only ever recorded two goals in the Premier League. The fluke goal set Liverpool on their way to an easy victory, but Klopp was left stumped when he was informed after the game Alexander-Arnold would not be credited with the goal.
He replied, in a shocking tone: ‘’Really? How is that possible?’ ‘Well okay, we’ll make do anyway,’’ he went on after being told of the deflection off Chris Wood.
“Err, well yeah. Ok. we were a bit lucky with the own goal but anyway we forced that situation.”
Liverpool set a new club record with their victory over Burnley, registering their 13th straight win.
‘‘I didn’t know before the game that we had 12 straight wins but now it’s 13”, Klopp told.
‘‘Newcastle are waiting on the other side of two international games for most of the boys.”
‘‘We want to have them all healthy back for what will be an unbelievably intense run of 5 away games and 1 home game.”
‘’We have a lot to travel and a lot of things to do, but if we play like today with the same attitude, we have a good chance to win more games.’’
The result moved Liverpool back to the top of the league table, with international fixtures now putting club football on pause for two weeks, with Manchester City lurking right behind them. This league is heading towards yet another two-horse race.