22 Jan Alisson 5/10 as Liverpool’s 68-game residence unbeaten run ends by the hands of Burnley
Liverpool’s unimaginable 68-game unbeaten run at Anfield got here to an finish because the champions have been crushed 1-0 on residence turf by a resilient Burnley facet.
Ashley Barnes picked himself up off the turf to fireplace residence the sport’s solely objective from the spot having beforehand been introduced down by the onrushing Alisson and the guests held on to assert an enormous three factors.
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On the different finish, England goalkeeper Nick Pope produced a list of fantastic stops to disclaim Divock Origi, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah amongst others, whereas Origi clattered the bar because the Reds did not register a Premier League objective for the fourth recreation working.
The end result signifies that Jurgen Klopp’s facet — who are actually winless in 5 league video games — stay six factors off high spot having failed to shut the hole on leaders Manchester United.
The hosts made a vigorous begin to a contest that each one however one statistic will present they dominated. With greater than half the season to play the Reds are nonetheless very a lot within the title race, however that is all of the positives I can discover.
Liverpool’s ongoing drought in entrance of objective means they’ve now received simply as soon as in opposition to sides within the backside six this season, and the Reds may slip out of the European spots if Tottenham and Everton capitalise on their video games in hand.
Supervisor score out of 10
5 — Klopp made two adjustments to a entrance three but to attain a league objective in January with Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri each concerned, however the final result was very a lot the identical because the Reds delivered one other below-par show in entrance of objective.
Participant rankings (1-10; 10 = greatest. Gamers launched after 70 minutes get no score)
GK Alisson, 5 — Received down rapidly to disclaim Barnes with a sensible cease having fumbled the preliminary cross, however a rush of blood noticed him deliver down the latter who beat him from the spot within the 83rd minute to safe an unlikely victory.
DF Trent Alexander-Arnold, 5 — Produced an countless assortment of crosses from the correct as you’d anticipate, however for as soon as there wasn’t a crimson shirt on the tip of any. It took a sensible save from Pope to disclaim his low, left-footed strike, however he blazed an inviting free kick wildly over.
DF Joel Matip, 6 — An sad return for the 29-year-old who featured for the primary time since Dec. 27th. He produced a composed show on the again, however Alisson’s error means there is not any clear sheet to indicate for it.
DF Fabinho, 5 — A few first-half probabilities for the person who’s now turn out to be one thing of a defensive stalwart, however he was unable to steer both of them into the again of the online. Lucky to not be dismissed on the break for a kick-out after the half-time whistle.
DF Andrew Robertson, 6 — Loads of overlapping runs, however asides from an clever back-heel to select Sadio Mane and a few deep crosses that got here to nothing, the Scot had little to indicate for his attacking efforts.
MF Xherdan Shaqiri, 6 — There are few higher on the ball than the Switzerland star who requested questions with an inviting supply into the field which was glanced huge by Fabinho. Later had Pope scrambling after a thunderbolt that flew simply huge.
MF Thiago, 6 — Contemporary from a breath-taking efficiency in opposition to Manchester United, the midfielder picked out Trent Alexander-Arnold with a elegant cross out to the correct, however a sore problem from Barnes most likely epitomised a irritating night.
MF Georginio Wijnaldum, 6 — Loads of endeavour, however no pleasure. The Dutchman noticed his strike from vary comfortably blocked within the opening exchanges, however he picked out Thiago on the correct with a beautiful weighted cross as Burnley repelled one other harmful Liverpool assault.
MF Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 5, — A fourth Premier League look of the season for the Ox who stung the palms of Nick Pope with a thumping drive from the sting of the field. He was quiet thereafter although and was withdrawn for the ultimate half-hour.
FW Divock Origi, 5 — A uncommon begin for a person determined to seize a objective, however it wasn’t to be as he blazed his first effort horribly over the bar. The ahead responded effectively and noticed a few respectable efforts saved by the spectacular Pope, however rattled the woodwork when clear by means of on a breakaway.
FW Sadio Mane, 7 — Confirmed the depth his supervisor may have been in search of when his looking ball in the direction of Robertson was turned behind for a nook, and he induced issues with a few driving runs ahead that pressured the visiting defence.
FW Mohamed Salah, 6 — It took all of three minutes for him to attract the perfect out of Pope following his arrival because the ‘keeper in some way stored out his sweetly-struck effort in the direction of the close to put up.
FW Roberto Firmino, 5 — Changed Origi within the 57th minute and thrice squandered golden alternatives, first steering huge from a decent angle earlier than miscuing horribly from a Robertson cut-back.
FW Takumi Minamino, N/R — An lively show following his late introduction, however he could not discover a well past a sturdy visiting defence.