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Liverpool set record in defeat by Burnley

21 Aug 2016
Burnley v Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp's team record highest possession numbers for losing side in PL history

Burnley earned their first points against Liverpool in the Premier League with a 2-0 win at Turf Moor but the match also marked another unprecedented event in the competition’s history.

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.

The highest figure was when Manchester City beat a 10-man Queen’s Park Rangers side 3-2 to win the 2011/12 Premier League title with 82.3% possession.

Liverpool’s previous highest was 79.21% against Bolton Wanderers in 2009.

Highest team possessions in PL history

Date Team   Opponent   Avg poss  %  Result
13/05/2012 Man City QPR 82.28 W 3-2
20/08/2016 Liverpool Burnley 80.59 L 0-2
02/05/2015 Man Utd West Brom 79.71 L 0-1
29/08/2009 Liverpool Bolton  79.21 W 3-2
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

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