Burnley end long Anfield run
Liverpool’s 68 game unbeaten record at Anfield in the Premier League was ended by a shock 1-0 Burnley win. Liverpool’s previous loss at home came in April 2017 against Crystal Palace.
Ashley Barnes scored the winning penalty in the 83rd minute after Alisson brought down the Burnley striker in the penalty area.
Liverpool dominated the ball, with 72% possession and 27 shots on goal but they were up against a stubborn Burnley side who fought for every ball.
The champions missed a gilt-edged chance just before half-time when Divock Origi ran through on goal after a Ben Mee error but he hit the crossbar.
Nick Pope made some key saves at his near post from Alexander Arnold and from substitute Mohamed Salah.
Liverpool are now without a goal in their last four league games, 440 minutes in total.
They have had a total of 87 shots since their last goal. Since they beat Crystal Palace 7-0, they have not won since (D3 L2) and have scored just one goal.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are six points off the top of the table and have 21 fewer points than they did at this same stage last season.
Burnley have scored just 10 goals in 19 games but are up to 16th, seven points clear of the relegation zone.
Sean Dyche is the first manager in @premierleague history to win away at two different reigning PL champions, with the same club. 👏
(Chelsea 2017, Liverpool 2020) 🏆 pic.twitter.com/ZvRqV1Xm0E
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) January 22, 2021
Featured image: Burnley’s English striker Ashley Barnes celebrates scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Burnley at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on January 21, 2021. (Photo by Jon Super / POOL / AFP). (Photo by JON SUPER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)