Still the Clarets kept pouring men forward around the ever-willing target of Wood and cranking up the pressure as they peppered the Liverpool penalty area.
And although their efforts received no reward on the night – substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain drilling home a late third goal – what the players have done in the absence of the fans has been clearly appreciated judging by the response at the end from supporters just delighted to be back.
Burnley: Norris; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Westwood, Cork (Vydra 75), McNeil; Brownhill; Wood. Substitutes: Peacock-Farrell, Barnes, Rodriguez, Pieters, Nartey, Dunne, Richardson, Glennon.
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Rhys Williams, Robertson; Thiago, Fabinho, Wijnaldum (Milner 87); Salah, Firmino (Oxlade-Chamberlain 80), Mane (Tsimikas 90). Substitutes: Adrian, Jones, Shaqiri, Origi, Neco Williams, Koumetio.
Referee: Chris Kavanagh