Liverpool lost their first game at Anfield in the league since the April of 2017 against Crystal Palace. After 68 games of unbeaten. This defeat means they are now six points of the top spot.
Liverpool now without a goal in the league in last 4 games. They haven’t managed to find back of the net for almost 438 minutes or more than seven hours of football since the seven goals victory against Crystal Palace. Jurgen Klopp’s men now only managed three points in their last five league games.
Liverpool are now fourth with 34 points in 19 games and Burnley moved up to 16th with 19 points in 18 games.
Liverpool 0-1 Burnley team news:
Jurgen Klopp made few changes in his side as he dropped two out of form forward Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi started.
Joel Matip started after recovering from injury and Jordan Henderson was a notable absentee in the Liverpool side. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain started in the midfield three.
Burnley made two changes from their defeat against West Ham United as Erik Pieters and Johann Gudmundsson started on the bench, Charlie Taylor and Dwight McNeil came in for them.
Liverpool 0-1 Burnley post-match analysis:
Liverpool dominated the possession but could not find an opening thanks to pretty good defending from Burnley apart from one situation where a mistake from Ben Mee gave Origi an excellent opportunity but he hit the frame of the goal.
The Reds had to try long rangers but all attempts were pretty comfortable for goalkeeper Nick Pope.
Burnley also got an opportunity from a goalkeeping mistake from Alisson but he recovered brilliantly and saved the follow-up shot.
In the second half, Liverpool pressured the Burnley backline even more but James Tarkowski and Ben Mee were superb for Burnley to deny Liverpool.
Second half substitution Mohamed Salah had an excellent opportunity but his attempt brilliantly saved by Pope.
Firmino tried to deflect in a Trent Alexander-Arnold shot but it was cleared off the line by Burnley.
On the 83rd minute, Ashley Barnes scored the winning goal from a penalty for Burnley who was fouled by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson.
Nick Pope(GK) – (8/10)(Burnley): Made a few excellent saves to keep Burnley into the game and in the end rewarded with three points for his performance.
James Tarkowski(CB) – (7.5/10)(Burnley): Defended Liverpool threats heroically and almost headed out every cross which came from the wide.
Ben Mee(CB) – (7.5/10)(Burnley): Made a mistake in the first half which led to an easy chance but apart from that he was solid as a rock and made 14 clearances.
Liverpool will play their next match at Old Trafford on Sunday in F.A Cup fourth round and their next Premier League game is away at Tottenham Hotspur on 28th January.
Burnley’s next game is away to Fulham in F.A Cup on Sunday as well and next league game is against Aston Villa on 27th January.