Liverpool crash to a shock 0-1 defeat against Burnley at home, as Barnes scores from spot

Divock Origi-Liverpool

Liverpool were held to 1-0 defeat against Burnley at Anfield early tonight.

Ashley Barnes scored the only goal of the game on the 83rd minute from the penalty spot to end Liverpool’s stunning unbeaten record at home stretching back to 2017.

The Reds were unbeaten in 68 matches at Anfield heading into this game and they will be bitterly disappointed to see that run come to an end tonight.

Liverpool are in a massive crisis right now and they have failed to score in the last four League games.

The defeat tonight leaves Liverpool 4th in the Premier League table with 34 points from 19 matches but they could easily drop down to 7th in the League if the teams below them win their next outing.

It will be interesting to see how Jurgen Klopp gets his team to bounce back from this position in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, Burnley will be delighted with the result tonight and they are now 16th in the League table with 19 points.

They are seven points clear of the relegation zone and they will be hoping to pull further clear of the bottom three in the coming weeks.

They were the underdogs heading into tonight’s game and they will be delighted with the result at Anfield.

Anfield has been a fortress under Juergen Klopp so far and tonight’s defeat will come as a hammer blow as far as the confidence of the Premier League champions are concerned.