Two games and two wins for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at the start of the new season as the Reds collected a routine 2-0 win at home to Burnley.

Klopp’s Liverpool side looked to be easing back into top gear against the Clarets as a deafening Anfield crowd roared them on.

Both sides look fresh and willing to test themselves early on but it was Liverpool’s ruthless touch that edged them in front on 18 minutes.

Kostas Tsimikas whipped ball exposed a gap in the Burnley back line and Diogo Jota nipped in to steer one past Nick Pope.

And Liverpool looked to step it up before the break as Burnley aimed to hang on before the whistle with Sadio Mane hooking just wide and Naby Keita lashing one over the top.

But despite struggling to make inroads before the break, Burnley did well to slow it down and stay in the game, with Dwight McNeil on hand to deny Mo Salah.

However, Klopp’s men always looked have another gear to explode into late on and Mane’s fine finish wrapped it up with 20 to go.

Virgil Van Dijk’s big switch freed Harvey Elliott out wide, his thorough ball fed Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mane latched on to power past Pope.

Full Time from Anfield it’s Liverpool 2 Burnley 0

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