Liverpool set club record with seven straight wins
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Liverpool set club record with seven straight wins

Liverpool secured their best start to a season by easing past Southampton at Anfield for a seventh straight victory in all competitions.

The hosts took the lead after just 10 minutes when Xherdan Shaqiri’s shot deflected off Shane Long and then Wesley Hoedt for a peculiar own goal.

Joel Matip rose above opposing centre-back Jannik Vestergaard to head in Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner and double the advantage.

Liverpool effectively made sure of victory just before the break as Shaqiri’s superb free-kick came down off the crossbar and Mohamed Salah turned the ball in from close range.

It is the third time in the club’s history that they have won six straight league matches to begin the season (1978-79 and 1990-91).

Liverpool are now unbeaten in their last 24 league matches at Anfield, a run that includes 16 wins and eight draws.

It is the club’s best run at home in league play since 2009.

Klopp’s side go back to the top of the Premier League with their sixth straight win in the competition, and they also beat Paris St-Germain in their Champions League opener on Tuesday.

Liverpool won eight straight league games and 10 in all competitions from the start the 1990-91 season.

 

Saturday Premier League Results

Fulham 1-1 Watford

Burnley 4-0 B’mouth

Cardiff 0-5 Man City

C’ Palace 0-0 Newcastle

Leicester 3-1 Huddersfield

Liverpool 3-0 Southampton

Man Utd 1-1 Wolves

Brighton 1-2 Tottenham

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