Liverpool were impressive in their 2-0 win over Burnley at Anfield as they remain the form side in the division.
Liverpool made it four consecutive wins in the Premier League last night thanks to a 2-0 win over Burnley at Anfield.
It was another impressive performance from Liverpool as they kept up the pressure on those above them in the fight for the Champions League places. The Reds currently sit fifth, two points behind fourth-placed Manchester United going into a key spell of the season.
Jordan Henderson scored his second piledriver within a week, before providing the pass for Daniel Sturridge's fourth goal in all competitions this season - his third since returning from injury.
There was plenty to take from the Reds' performance against Sean Dyche's side who are no strangers to causing upsets for the top sides in the division.
Here are five things we may have learned from Liverpool's display:
Another captain's performance from Jordan Henderson:
It's funny that as soon as Joey Barton comes out with the bizarre claim that Henderson should stop being like Steven Gerrard - when no-one had really suggested it - Henderson has come up with two performances within the space of a week that Gerrard in his mid-20's would have been proud of. A lovely strike from outside the area, and a delicious pass for Daniel Sturridge's goal were the stand-out moments of a commanding performance in the middle of the park.
Rodgers keen to keep Lallana in a central position:
If you saw the starting line-up before kick-off last night you may have thought that Adam Lallana would be lining up on the right flank having filled in there late on in games when Rodgers has tinkered with things in the second half. Instead Raheem Sterling played wider than he had been recently and enjoyed operating in a more orthodox wide role while Lallana was the centre of a lot of what Liverpool did going forward, and Philippe Coutinho tucking in off the left. Lallana had a couple of half-chances himself, and was integral to the build-up to Liverpool's opener.
Liverpool now moving the ball quickly from back to front:
Another difference between the first half of the season and the second that was on display last night. We may have seen it against the bigger opponents in recent weeks, but the way Liverpool moved the ball from back to front against Burnley compared to sides like Hull and Sunderland earlier on in the season was like night and day. The passing was crisp, the ball drilled into feet and taken well rather than pedestrian where it seemed just keeping possession was key at times rather than doing anything with it.
Little sign of the Reds letting up:
After beating Manchester City on Sunday, some may have thought the hard game was out of the way, but Liverpool treated the Clarets with just as much respect and showed no signs of complacency against a side that has taken points off the Premier League's top two away from home this season. The Reds were aggressive and looked to create chances at every opportunity, and weren't resting on their laurels. In terms of the bigger picture, Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League games, winning nine of them and it looks like it would take some performance to overcome them.
A run in the side sees the best of Joe Allen:
A maligned figure that somehow has a reputation of not doing a lot and getting bullied off the ball, Allen was anything but against Burnley as he built on his fine performance against Manchester City as he pressed his central midfield counterparts, recovered possession well and looked to create opportunities as well. He even went close to getting on the scoresheet from distance in the first half.