Liverpool’s 68-Game Unbeaten Run At Anfield Shattered By Burnley

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool’s 68-game, almost four-year, unbeaten league run at Anfield was shattered on Thursday as the Reds were shocked 1-0 at home by Burnley.

Jurgen Klopp’s side took a step backwards in the title race as, 24 hours after Manchester City and Manchester United had taken turns winning to top the Premier League, they were beaten at home by Sean Dyche’s side.

Ashley Barnes scored the only goal of the game with seven minutes to play, converting a penalty he won himself after colliding with goalkeeper Alisson.

image via @BurnleyOfficial

It was Liverpool’s first home Premier League defeat since April 23, 2017, when their former striker Christian Benteke got both goals in a 2-1 win for Crystal Palace. The two losses came 1369 days apart.

Liverpool’s run was the second-longest unbeaten run at home in English top-flight history. Only Chelsea’s run of 86 league games unbeaten at Stamford Bridge, which ran to October 2008, was longer.

The result leaves Liverpool six points behind leaders United at the top of the table at the halfway stage of the season. City are four points ahead in second, but also have a game in hand.

Before Thursday’s encounter, Liverpool had lost only one of their previous 17 home games against Burnley in the league. That run included 11 wins and five draws, with the Clarets’ last league win at Anfield coming in September 1974.

source: Goal

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