Their win ended an agonizing title drought without the players even having to take the field after Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.
“White Lives Matter Burnley” read a banner being pulled by the small plane that circled the ground for several minutes on a clear Monday evening in the east of Manchester.
Juergen Klopp's Liverpool side went into the game, their first competitive match in 103 days, knowing a victory would allow them to secure their first league title in 30 years on Wednesday with a win at home to Crystal Palace.
Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes fired home a late penalty to rescue a point in a 1-1 draw at Tottenham.
The Premier League resumed after a three-month hiatus, with players taking the knee at the start of a goalless draw between Aston Villa and Sheffield United overshadowed by a goalline controversy.
While the virus is still affecting everyday life in Britain, the return of the Premier League, albeit behind closed doors, will offer a welcome distraction for football-starved fans.
Man City are accused of overstating sponsorship revenue to hide that they had not complied with UEFA's financial fair play (FFP) rules between 2012 and 2016.
Competitive sport was suspended in Britain in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Debate has raged ever since the French league decided to bring a premature end to the season in late April with 10 rounds of matches unplayed.
Troy Deeney, captain of English Premier League team of Watford, faces backlash from trolls after choosing not to return to training.
Clubs last week began the first phase of Project Restart after agreeing to a return to training in small groups under strict limitations and no contact.
Clubs began training in small groups last week under strict limitations and no contact, but Wednesday's meeting opens the door to a gradual return towards contact training.
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