Liverpool Beat Burnley 2–0, Klopp Mad at the Referees

Liverpool has a perfect record after the first two Premier League rounds as Jurgen Klopp’s squad defeated Burnley 2-0 on Saturday.

This was the first match for Liverpool to play in front of packed Anfield after 11 March 2020.

Diego Jota and Sadio Mane scored for the winning team who stands first at the Premier League standings after two rounds with 6 points and +5 goal difference.

The 18-year-old Harvey Elliott made his debut for Liverpool and prove that Klopp can count on him this season.

The team captain Jordan Henderson returned to the starting-11 after missing the first match against Norwich.

Burnley won on Anfield last season and ended Liverpool’s 68- game unbeaten home run. This season they didn’t stand any chance as Liverpool dominated the majority of the match.

The match started with a minute’s applause as the fans paid respect to Andrew Devine, a 55-year-old fan who recently passed away, 32 years after he suffered major injuries in the 1989 Hillsborough tragedy.

Jurgen Klopp was very frustrated with the refereeing as Mike Dean did not issue any yellow cards for the visitors despite Burnley conceding 12 free-kicks.

Entering the season the clubs were told that the referees will not call every foul in order for the games to flow better.

“If you like that sort of thing, watch wrestling,” said Klopp after the match.

“It’s like we’re going 10 to 15 years backwards. The rules are like they are, but you cannot defend these situations. The message now is let the game flow, but nobody exactly knows what that means,” Klopp explained.

“This is the football we want to see but it’s just too dangerous. I like decisions that favour the offensive team, that’s fine. But we have to stick to protecting the players. We cannot deny that.” the German added.