Liverpool’s unbeaten home run in the Premier League, which dates back to April 2017, has been ended by Burnley on Thursday night.
The Clarets earned an unlikely 1-0 win at Anfield thanks to a late Ashley Barnes penalty kick after the same man was felled by Reds goalkeeper Alisson Becker in the box.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were a long way from their best and the German may be regretting starting the likes of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino on the bench against Sean Dyche’s men.
The Reds dominated possession (72 per cent) and had 27 shots to Burnley’s six, but it mattered not at the final whistle.
Liverpool had gone 68 Premier League games at Anfield without losing, with Crystal Palace’s 2-1 win back in 2017 the last side to come away with a win in the league.
Jamie Carragher could scarcely see what he was watching from the Premier League champions, who have now gone five league games without a win and four without even scoring a goal.
Carragher told Sky Sports: “They’ve just been so poor, you can’t quite believe what’s happened to Liverpool in recent weeks.”
The Reds are fourth in the table and six points behind leaders Manchester United, while they are four points behind Man City in second and Leicester City in third.
The last time they went five games without a win was in January and February 2017, with a run that bad previously happening in 2012.