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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

DateTeam  Opponent  Avg poss  % Result
13/05/2012Man CityQPR82.28W 3-2
20/08/2016LiverpoolBurnley80.59L 0-2
02/05/2015Man UtdWest Brom79.71L 0-1
29/08/2009LiverpoolBolton 79.21W 3-2
04/12/2013SouthamptonAston Villa78.80L 2-3
25/02/2012Man CityBlackburn Rovers78.69W 3-0
09/11/2009LiverpoolBirmingham City78.58D 2-2
21/03/2015Man CityWest Brom77.56W 3-0
06/04/2012Swansea CityNewcastle United77.43L 0-2
20/09/2008LiverpoolStoke City77.09D 0-0

 *recorded since 2003/04

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