Last updated on January 24th, 2021 at 09:07 am
Liverpool loses first Premier League home game in almost four years as Burnley pulled a remarkable upset. The defeat also ended Jurgen Klopp’s 68 game winning streak at Anfield. It was also Burnley’s first win at Anfield in more than four decades.
Ashley Barnes’ late penalty sealed the win for Burnley. The defeat put a lot of pressure on Liverpool, which failed to score a goal in four Premier League games. Also, the team dropped to fourth place. It is six points behind Manchester United.
According to bookie pay per head reports, Klopp is feeling the pressure. His frustration showed during the end of the first half when he was furious when he had an exchange with the other team’s manager Sean Dyche.
Liverpool Loses First Premier League Home Game
Based on the latest online gambling industry news, Klopp thought it would be impossible to lose the game. He blamed himself because the fit was his job to ensure his players had the right amount of confidence to make the right decisions.
According to sportsbook solutions sources, Liverpool had the ball a lot during the game. Also, the Reds made situations that can lead to a goal. However, they failed to capitalize on the opportunities given to them.
It was also Burnley who managed to score a goal at Anfield last season when Liverpool was on its way to winning the title. However, the team struggled this year and had to win to avoid relegation. In the game against Liverpool, Burnley showed its gritty defense. They limited the Reds to a few chances throughout the game.
An error made by Ben Mee could have led to a Liverpool goal before the end of the first half. However, Divock Origi’s shot hit the crossbar. In the second half, goalie Nick Pope made several saves to keep Liverpool scoreless.