Liverpool lost for the first time to Burnley in five attempts in the PL and, as they went in search for a way back into the match, the Merseyside club managed the highest possession for a losing Premier League side since such data was recorded, from the 2003/04 season.
Overall, Jurgen Klopp’s team had 80.6% possession at Turf Moor.
That is also only the second time in Premier League history that a team has enjoyed more than 80% possession over the 90 minutes of a match.
Liverpool’s previous highest was 79.21% against Bolton Wanderers in 2009.
|Date||Team||Opponent||Avg poss %||Result|
|13/05/2012||Man City||QPR||82.28||W 3-2|
|02/05/2015||Man Utd||West Brom||79.71||L 0-1|
|04/12/2013||Southampton||Aston Villa||78.80||L 2-3|
|25/02/2012||Man City||Blackburn Rovers||78.69||W 3-0|
|09/11/2009||Liverpool||Birmingham City||78.58||D 2-2|
|21/03/2015||Man City||West Brom||77.56||W 3-0|
|06/04/2012||Swansea City||Newcastle United||77.43||L 0-2|
|20/09/2008||Liverpool||Stoke City||77.09||D 0-0|
*recorded since 2003/04