Jota and Mane score as Liverpool beat Burnley

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Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota scored as Liverpool played in a full stadium for the first time in 528 days
Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota scored as Liverpool played in a full stadium for the first time in 528 days

Liverpool have started the 2021/2022 Premier League season with two solid wins in the bag.

The Reds claimed victory over Burnley at Anfield on Saturday with Diogo Jota opening the scoring in the 18th minute and Sadio Mane sealing the victory in the second half.

Jota found the net, heading past Nick Pope from Konstantinos Tsimikas’ cross for his second goal in as many games.

Mohamed Salah had the ball in the back of the net eight minutes later, but it was ruled out by the video assistant referee as the Egyptian was offside in the build-up.

Sean Dyche’s side were looking for back-to-back league wins at Anfield for the first time since 1897 after ending Liverpool’s 68-game unbeaten home run last season.

But Burnley’s brave defence were finally beaten again as Jurgen Klopp’s side doubled their lead through a superb second-half Mane strike.

It was a promising all-round performance by Liverpool as captain Jordan Henderson returned to the starting XI after missing the season opener, with teenager Harvey Elliott also impressing on his first Premier League start.