Liverpool’s 68-game unbeaten run at home in the Premier League came to an end with the late winner by Ashley Barnes from the penalty spot to secure the 1-0 victory for Burnley.
Ashley Barnes picked himself up off the turf to fire the game’s only goal from the spot having previously been brought down by the onrushing Alisson with seven minutes remaining, and thus the visitors held on to claim a huge three points, and having Burnley won at Anfield for the first time since 1974.
Liverpool’s Divock Origi was given his first start of the season and should have scored when he ran free on goal after pouncing on Ben Mee’s error but struck the crossbar.
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The hosts pushed to find the net in the second half but ran out of ideas, goalkeeper Nick Pope making a stunning save to deny Mohamed Salah and fellow substitute Roberto Firmino flicking an effort wide.
The result leaves Jurgen Klopp’s side now winless in the last five league games — remaining six points off top spot having failed to close the gap on leaders Manchester United.
Burnley’s shock win lifts them up to 16th in the table, seven points clear of the relegation zone.
Jurgen Klopp said before the game he was “not worried” by his side’s poor run lately, but this latest result clearly shows that this has now turned into a real problem for the Liverpool manager.