In a number of ways, this entire day was a neat encapsulation of Jurgen Klopp's Premier League years at Liverpool. A home victory that furthered title credentials and took the Reds back to summit on a day that had earlier seen Manchester City leapfrog them, all played out against the backdrop of a landmark afternoon for Anfield that showcased the ongoing progress being made to the club's infrastructure.
Throw in the trademark post-match fist bumps from the manager and this was just another day at the office for Klopp. Well, sort of.
At full-time of this 3-1 win over Burnley, the Liverpool manager broke from tradition of merely saluting only the Kop by turning and delivering those same famous celebrations to an Anfield Road end that had finally reopened in full to help the stadium play host to its biggest-ever league crowd.
There was even time to give the same treatment to the Main Stand to his left, too, as Klopp symbolically paid tribute to all that he has seen built during his time here, some 863 days after he personally began work on the Anfield Road development with the first spade in the ground.
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Over 60,000 filled the stadium as goals from Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez took Liverpool above Man City and restored their two-point advantage. "It's a team with a lot of quality and a stadium with a lot of history," was Burnley boss Vincent Kompany's succinct summary at full time. Klopp added: "This stadium always grew and grew but now it is sensational."
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