Liverpool aim to build on promising start

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2021/22 English Premier League

Matchday 2 of 38

Liverpool vs Burnley 

Liverpool, England
Saturday, 21 August 2021
Kick-off is at 13:30 
Liverpool will be aiming to build on their positive start to the 2021/22 English Premier League season when they welcome Burnley to Anfield on Saturday.  
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk
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The Reds got their campaign up and running with a 3-0 win at Norwich City. Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah scored on the opening weekend for the fifth season in a row - a Premier League record - but much of the spotlight fell on Virgil van Dijk who made his long-awaited return to action. 
Van Dijk missed most of last season due to injury and the Dutchman's absence was a key factor to Liverpool's poor defence of their Premier League title. 

"It was a tough game for many reasons and 3-0 sounds comfortable," Van Dijk told Sky Sports in the aftermath. 

"It's about getting into normal habits, shouting at your teammates, repetition. I've made great steps in pre-season and this was another big step today."
Burnley's poor form carried into the new campaign as they fell to a 2-1 loss at home to Brighton & Hove Albion. The Clarets opened the scoring at Turf Moor only to lose following two quick-fire goals from the Seagulls. 
Burnley manager Sean Dyche
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Last season, Burnley claimed a famous 1-0 win at Anfield before a 3-0 win for the Reds away from home in the reverse fixture. 

Liverpool vs Bunrley head-to-head statistics:

Matches played: 79
Liverpool wins: 36
Burnley wins: 23
Draws: 20

English Premier League fixtures, matchday 2

Saturday, 21 August 2021
13:30 - Liverpool vs Burnley 
16:00 - Aston Villa vs Newcastle United 
16:00 - Crystal Palace vs Brentford 
16:00 - Leeds United vs Everton
16:00 - Manchester City vs Norwich City 
18:30 - Brighton & Hove Albion vs Watford 
Sunday, 22 August 2021
15:00 - Southampton vs Manchester United 
15:00 - Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur 
17:30 - Arsenal vs Chelsea 
Monday, 23 August 2021
21:00 - West Ham United vs Leicester City 

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Published: 08/17/2021