After 68 games, 55 wins, 13 draws and almost four years, fortress Anfield has finally been stormed by Burnley. The Sean Dyche team were the only team to take points off Liverpool at home last season.
Ashley Barnes’s late penalty was all the Burnley team needed to seal the maximum three-points at anfield, making them the first team since Crystal Palace in April 2017 to take three points here in thePremier League.
Their first win at Anfield since 1974, like victory at Arsenal last month, is another historic feat for Sean Dyche, but Liverpool’s problems intensified. They have taken three points from a possible 15 and gone 438 minutes without a league goal. Jürgen Klopp’s side have suffered from the January blues before, but this is a particularly acute case.
Jurgen Klopp chose to start Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri ahead of Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah in search of a first goal in five Premier League games.
Origi hit the woodwork in the first half when the Belgium international failed to capitalise on Liverpool FC’s best chance to end Burnley’s resistance.
The defending Premier League champions were unable to find a way past a stubborn Burnley defence.
Klopp turned to Salah and Firmino from the bench and the Brazilian forward squandered a great chance to score his sixth goal of the Premier League campaign.
But Burnley were the team to finally break the deadlock when Ashley Barnes scored from the penalty spot with five minutes left to play after Alisson brought down the English striker.