Trent Alexander-Arnold was unlucky on Saturday to have his wonder strike against Burnley deemed an own goal scored off of a deflection by Chris Wood. However, the disappointment will be tempered by the fact that Liverpool went onto win the game and pick up their first clean sheet of the season.
The victory against Burnley felt perfunctory, even though Turf Moor is a notoriously difficult stadium to play in. However, there’s very little that can stop the mighty Reds.
In fact, the weekend’s three points makes a perfect 12 in four games, putting Liverpool at the top of the league going into the international break and marking their 13th straight Premier League win, spread out over the last two seasons. This is the first time a Liverpool team has ever managed that feat.
Since that 2-1 loss to Manchester City on January 3rd, Liverpool have won the Champions League trophy and the UEFA Super Cup. Not a bad run. And with August 2019 in the books, they are one month closer to managing a full year without a league defeat.
Alexander-Arnold understands the importance of this milestone, admitting, “[It’s] Massive for us. Breaking records is always a good sign that the team is heading in the right direction, and hopefully we’ll be able to pick up a few more and keep winning as many games as possible.
“We are heading in the right direction as a team and we’ll hopefully be able to keep it up after the international break.”
The first international break of the season is always the hardest. Proper football is barely back before it gets taken away from us again. It’s even harder when a team is playing as well as Liverpool has been, because no one wants to lose that momentum.
It’ll be a long two weeks, but when they come back on September 14th, it’ll be back to Anfield to take on Newcastle United in the Premier League before beginning their new Champions League campaign against Napoli.