Jürgen Klopp (53) has forgotten how to win – and his mega home series is off!
Ironically against relegation candidate Burnley (16.) Liverpool conceded the first home bankruptcy after an insane 68 league games! The last time the Klopp team lost to Crystal Palace was on April 23, 2017.
Barnes destroyed the Reds series shortly before the end with a foul penalty (83rd). Keeper Allison had fouled the goalscorer.
It is the fifth game in a row without a threesome for the Reds – and the fourth league game without a goal! And that with the still strongest offensive in the entire league (37 goals)! Despite a goal shot ratio of 24: 5, it is not enough against the Harmlos guests (only 10 goals in 18 games).
For Burnley it is the first victory on Anfield since 1974!
Excitement right after half-time. Fabinho and his opponent hook each other, it comes to a pack formation among the players. The Brazilian sees yellow.
But there is also plenty going on in the cabin aisle! Klopp meets fellow coach Sean Dyche there. The two fight a fierce argument. Klopp speaks loudly and intensely to the Burnley coach, gesturing wildly with his arms. What upsets the Reds coach remains unclear.
If only his players had been so snappy in front of the opposing goal. From his magical triangle, Klopp initially left top scorer Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino on the bench. Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri stormed alongside Sadio Mané. Klopp had to do without his injured captain Jordan Henderson (groin) for a short time.
In return, ex-Schalke Joel Matip celebrated his comeback in central defense after a three-week break from injury. But it was of no use.
Liverpool runs up and Burnley scores. Origi misses the greatest chance. After a bad mistake by Burnley’s Mee, he runs up to guest keeper Pope alone, but only chases the ball from 16 meters to the lower edge of the bar. That should have been the lead (43rd).
With the bankruptcy, the Reds continue to lose ground to the top. League leaders and arch-rivals Manchester United are already six points behind.
Speaking of United: The Klopp-Elf will face the Red Devils again this weekend. After the 0-0 home in the Premier League last Sunday, the Reds will travel to Old Trafford for the fourth round of the FA Cup this time.
In a week, Salah & Co. will continue in the league with the top game against Jose Mourinho and Tottenham Hotspur (January 28th / 21st).
The master urgently needs an increase in performance if he wants to do something against the heavyweights.