The 0-1 defeat to Burnley left Liverpool left by the top team Man Utd with a 6-point gap.
Before the match against Liverpool, Burnley was ranked 17th, just four points ahead of the relegation group. 9 matches away from home, coach and coach Sean Dyche won only once, lost five matches.
Meeting a weak opponent is an opportunity for Liverpool to narrow the gap with Manchester United, but Sadio Mane and his teammates miss it.
Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino had to sit on the bench after more than 300 minutes of not scoring in the Premier League. Coach Jurgen Klopp renewed attack with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Divock Origi, however, Liverpool still showed deadlock and lack of ideas.
Burnley has a dangerous chance first.
Burnley is the team that owns the first dangerous opportunity. In the 13th minute, goalkeeper Alisson Becker missed the ball right in front of Chris Wood’s head. The ball bounced off Ashley Barnes’s foot, but the shot of this player was blocked by the Brazilian goalkeeper in time to correct the mistake.
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After the situation “missed”, Liverpool pushed up to attack, but could not beat goalkeeper Nick Pope. 43 minutes, Origi defeated Pope in the face after the mistake of midfielder Ben Mee, but the shot of the Belgian striker sent the ball to the crossbar.
Holding the ball 72%, finishing 26 times, but Liverpool could not once put the ball into Burnley. The “Red Brigade” completely controlled the game and broke Burnley’s defense many times, but was inaccurate in the final shots.
Since the 7-0 win over Crystal Palace, Liverpool have drawn Newcastle, Man Utd and lost against Southampton, not scoring in all three matches.
In the 82nd minute, Alisson fouled Barnes in the penalty area, causing Liverpool to receive a penalty. At a distance of 11m, Barnes beat the Liverpool goalkeeper with a right corner kick, scoring the only goal of the match.
Losing Burnley 0-1, Liverpool broke a 68-match unbeaten streak at Anfield. The defending champions fell to fourth place, six points behind top team Man Utd.