The Reds, as they are popularly known, has been defeated one-nil by Burnley at home in a premier league match for the first time since they last lost to Crystal Palace four years ago. Liverpool’s form has slumped, and their stats look really bleak. Liverpool has 34 points after 18 league matches. At the halfway stage last season, the Reds were on 55 points and had a 13-point lead at the table’s top. They are winless in four Premier League fixtures, scoring one goal in total. Premier League top scorer Mohamed Salah has gone four games without a goal.
Last night The Reds faced a Burnley side that had two away league wins over the reigning English champions. Liverpool had gone four league games without scoring for the first time since May 2000. The Reds had a total of 87 shots since Sadio Mane’s 12th-minute strike against West Brom, 25 days ago. Liverpool is now six points behind leaders Manchester United at the midway point in the campaign. Belgian 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.
The hosts pushed to find the net in the second half but ran out of ideas, Nick Pope making a spectacular save to deny Mohamed Salah and fellow substitute Roberto Firmino flicking an effort wide.
Jurgen Klopp said before the game he was “not worried” by his side’s poor run, but the latest setback means this has now turned into a real problem for the Liverpool manager. After 19 games, Liverpool is out of form and out of confidence, failing to find the net in their last 440 minutes of top-flight action and awaiting their first league victory of 2021.
Burnley’s shock win lifts them to 16th in the table, seven points clear of the relegation zone. Liverpool is now up against The Red Devils in an F.A cup tie this coming Sunday