BURNLEY’S stand-in skipper Ben Mee believes the Clarets are benefiting from another year of Premier League experience as their remarkable transformation away from home continues.

Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Anfield means Burnley extended their unbeaten run on the road at the start of this season, taking five points from games at Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool.

It took Sean Dyche’s side until April 29 to claim their first away win last season and only seven of their 40 points were collected away from Turf Moor. But Mee said that extra experience from last season is behind the Clarets revival on the road this term.

“We’ve had another year in the Premier League with the lads who’ve been here and that helps, it’s another year of experience,” the centre back said.

“We know what to expect know coming to these places. We’re confident and we showed that, but we had to dig in as well.

“It’s funny how it works out. We were frustrated last year not getting any away wins for a long time and I think it’s just one of the, we played well away from home at times last year.

“We give it a good go everywhere we go and we’ve got some good results recently.”

Burnley had to be at their resilient best at Anfield as they soaked up plenty of Liverpool pressure, with the Reds firing off 35 shots at Nick Pope’s goal.

“It was a hard fought point, we had to dig in and fight for it. We didn’t play as much as football as we’d have liked but sometimes you have to come to these places and work hard as a team and grind a result out,” Mee said.

“The game plan wasn’t to sit back and let them have 35 shots, we wanted to create as much as we can but sometimes it doesn’t pan out like that, they’ve got some quality players and they’ve had a few shots and Popey’s made a couple of good saves.

“We defended well and we come away really pleased with a point.”

Mee led Burnley out at Anfield after stepping up to the captaincy following Tom Heaton’s shoulder injury which rule him out for several months.

The 27-year-old said it was a ‘proud day’ for him but insisted he wouldn’t change his approach inside the dressing room now he’s set for an extended run as skipper.

“I don’t think it will change too much, I try and be a leader inside the dressing room anyway like Tom,” he said.

“We’re disappointed he’s out for so long, we wish him all the best, but I’m sure he’ll be delighted with the result and with Popey’s performance as well.

“I was really proud to walk out today as captain at Anfield, it was a really proud day.

“I think lads are growing week in and week out. I like to be a leader myself and hopefully I can prove that with having the captaincy for a couple of months.”