Champion Liverpool suffered a shocking defeat against Burnley on Thursday, where the latter club ended the dominance of Liverpool who had not lost their last 68 matches in the Premier League before this game.
An 83rd minute penalty from Ashley Barnes after he was brought down by goalkeeper Alisson Becker decided the contest after Jurgen Klopp’s side failed to score for the fourth straight league match.
Matt Lowden nodded a header into the box, was looking all set to convert it from the spot . After the defeat club manager Jurgen Klopp said that we will looking to go for frank assessment after the defeat and highlight the areas which we need to work on ahead of upcoming clash.
“We can’t imagine the title race at the moment,” said Klopp, who last saw his team lose at home in the Premier League in April 2017 when it went down to Crystal Palace.
“When I look back I think how is it possible we lost this game, but we did. We have to work hard to do the right things. It is not an easy situation. I have to make clearer what we have to do in the right moments, and then we will score goals again.”
However the victory is special for Anfield who registered the victory at Anfield since September 1974, and the side was lauded for their amazing defensive display.
But the poor crosses by Liverpool against Burnley also played an instrumental role in their loss. The Clarets, who made a poor start to the season, move up to 16th place on 19 points.
However last season Burnley drew at 1-1 at Anfield and Dyce was all praise for his team.
“We were close last year, you get a feel of a performance, and I said ‘you are used to playing against these players, working without the ball, there’s always a chance and you have to take it’.
“Barnsey sticks it in there, gets a toe, it’s a penalty, and he sticks it away very well,” he said.