Liverpool’s long unbeaten home run came to a devastating end on Thursday night, as the Reds lost 1-0 at home to Burnley.
Liverpool 0-1 Burnley
Premier League (19), Anfield
January 21, 2021
Goal: Barnes pen 83′
After a poor run of results, Jurgen Klopp‘s champions needed a win against a well-drilled Clarets outfit.
Despite playing slightly better after the break, the hosts’ end product continued to be woeful and they were punished late on.
An appalling performance was lambasted after the final whistle…
Terrible. Losing the home record was always likely in an empty Anfield. But all told we are seriously lethargic
— Dan Clubbe (@dan_clubbe) January 21, 2021
#LFC were always going to lose a league game at Anfield eventually but that feels big for different reasons. Namely that they just no longer look like a title-challenging team. Injuries a key reason, no doubt about it, but I didn’t expect to be saying that so early in the season.
— David Lynch (@dmlynch) January 21, 2021
Losing the Anfield record in the most pitiful circumstances. Liverpool so, so poor. No intensity, no belief, no movement. Don’t even look like scoring.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) January 21, 2021
It’s weird. I shouldn’t care this much, especially after we just won the title. The problem is we haven’t even had time to celebrate, no supporters in grounds, no parade.
This season is just an awful grind, nothing to really savour. And right now constant dread of the next game.
— Rory Greenfield (@RoryGreenfield) January 21, 2021
“Team is broken. Big clearout needed at the end of this season.”
– Michael Pugh on Facebook.
Liverpool lost. In more ways than one.
— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) January 21, 2021
This really hurts.
— Ben Kelly (@bkelly776) January 21, 2021
— Paul Senior (@PaulSenior1) January 21, 2021
“Disgraceful I hope Klopp comes out and says it.”
– RER on the forums.
Such a brainless, idiotic performance. Cross after cross against a team desperate to do nothing but deal with crosses and long balls. Going to log off Twitter tonight because I'm frustrated and will doubtless say something stupid. We're in real trouble at the moment.
— And Could He Play (@andcouldheplay7) January 21, 2021
For some, Liverpool’s title hopes are over…
Oh well, being champions was fun while it lasted.
Shambolic run of form – a team completely ground down by injuries, bad luck and individuals slipping well below their best.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) January 21, 2021
Dreadful. Forget a title race, we’ll be lucky to get top four if this isn’t rectified very, very quickly.
— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) January 21, 2021
“The title is slipping away and 2 more weeks of this and top 4 will be the focus.”
– Ross Mills on Facebook.
Full time: Liverpool 0-1 Burnley.
Liverpool's 68-game unbeaten run stretching back to April 2017 is over. So too, could be their hopes of retaining the title. A disastrous night for the Reds.
— Paul Gorst (@ptgorst) January 21, 2021
“Could be 7th come next league game”
– Walshy07 on the forums.
PL title race over for Liverpool. Have to concentrate on finishing in top 4 and doing well cup competitions now.
— Nas (@Nascelotti) January 21, 2021
Oxlade-Chamberlain fluffed his chance to impress…
Not convinced Ox is a football player, anymore.
— Kevin (@emptyMINDZ) January 21, 2021
Ox is on his way out the club I reckon.
— Kevin Thompson (@KevThompson) January 21, 2021
“Chamberlain is really, really bad.”
– ILLOK on the forums.
Ox in the front 3 has never worked. Ever. Not even in pre-season. Absolutely no idea why Klopp tried it again.
— Matt Ladson (@mattladson) January 21, 2021
There were also real concerns about Trent’s form…
Completely fallen apart. The players look devoid of ideas but they've clearly been overplayed – even the ones with alternatives in the squad week after week.
Trent Alexander-Arnold case in point; he's done nothing during this run that Neco Williams couldn't.
— Jack Lusby (@LusbyJack) January 21, 2021
Genuinely think that Trent performance is one of the worst I’ve ever seen in a Liverpool shirt. Would have rather had Johnny Vegas on the pitch
— Jack Moore (@Jack_Moore7) January 21, 2021
— Owen Collins (@OGBCollins) January 21, 2021
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