Liverpool vs Burnley Premier League LIVE Football Score 19 May 2021
Just three days on from Alisson Becker’s historic header at The Hawthorns, Liverpool will endeavour to ensure that such an immediately iconic Premier League moment is not squandered when they face Burnley at Turf Moor on Wednesday.
Alisson kept Liverpool’s top-four hopes alive in the most extraordinary circumstances with his 95th-minute winner on Sunday, but Liverpool know that they still need to win their final two games of the campaign to give themselves the best chance of securing Champions League football again next season. Just when you think you have seen it all in football, Alisson pops up in the opposition box in the 95th minute to score a header any striker would have been proud of, rescuing a vital win for Liverpool in the process.
It was an historic goal regardless of what happens next, with Alisson becoming the first goalkeeper to score in Liverpool’s 129-year history and the first goalkeeper to score a header in the Premier League. Liverpool’s latest league winner since March 2016 would have been dramatic had anyone scored it, but the manner in which it happened – and the outpouring of emotion which followed from Alisson after a heartbreaking year off the pitch – earned its immediate status as one of the Premier League’s greatest ever moments.
While the goal clearly meant a lot to the player and his teammates, as far as the league is concerned it may only prove important if Liverpool are able to take full advantage by winning their final two games of the season as well. On paper, their run-in against Burnley and Crystal Palace looks kind compared to those of their main top-four rivals Leicester City and Chelsea, who play each other on Tuesday with at least one of them guaranteed to drop points in that game
Matches against teams further down the league have already cost Liverpool plenty of points this season, but they do seem to be rediscovering their winning form at just the right time. Liverpool have won six and lost none of their last eight league games – the same number of victories they managed in their previous 19 top-flight games, during which time they lost on eight occasions.
- Burnley can win both league matches in a season against Liverpool for the first time since 1929-30.
- The Clarets have lost five of their six Premier League home fixtures versus Liverpool, with the exception being a 2-0 victory in August 2016.
- Burnley have set an unwanted club record of nine consecutive top-flight home league games without a win (D5, L4).
- The Clarets have had two longer winless league streaks at home: 11 in the second tier in 1979, and 10 in the third tier in 1984.
- They can equal the club Premier League record of four consecutive home defeats, set in 2010 and matched between July and October last year.
- Their four wins in the past 17 Premier League fixtures all came away.
- Chris Wood has been directly involved in 11 of Burnley’s last 14 league goals, scoring eight and setting up three.
- Bailey Peacock-Farrell has lost on all four of his Premier League appearances this season, conceding an average of 3.5 goals per game.
- Liverpool are unbeaten in eight league games, winning six of them. They are currently on a season’s best run of three straight wins.
- The Reds have only won three of their 11 Premier League matches this season against teams currently in the bottom six of the table (D5, L3).
- They have lost nine Premier League games in a season for the first time in five years.
- Mohamed Salah has scored in 99 Liverpool fixtures in all competitions. The Egyptian only has one goal from six league appearances against Burnley.