Burnley end Reds' unbeaten run at home

English Premier League

Liverpool saw their unbeaten record at Anfield come to an end after a 1-0 loss to Burnley in Premier League action on Thursday night.

Mohamed Salah and Robert Firmino dropped to the bench from last Sunday’s goalless draw against Manchester United, as Divock Origi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were handed starts by Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool enjoyed a bright opening with Fabinho, Sadio Mane and Origi unleashing multiple close-range attempts from out wide and through the centre of the area.

A neat passing move around the area from the Reds resulted in a long-range shot from Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain in the midway stage, but Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope smothered the effort.

Origi should’ve put the Reds in front after he pounced on a loose ball on 43 minutes to go level with Pope, but fired off the underside of the crossbar.

Pope was put to work five minutes from halftime when he turned a low shot from Trent Alexander-Arnold behind, while an injury to Charlie Taylor saw the arrival of Erik Pieters on the side of Burnley.

Frustrations began to creep in for the Reds, therefore called on Firmino and Salah from the substitution’s bench to bring the match to life.

It almost paid off minutes later as a trademark run towards the area from out wide by Salah led to a powerful shot in the area, but Pope turned behind for a corner.

Liverpool continued to fire blanks in the remaining minutes 20 minutes when Firmino side-footed a ball from the left –side wide of the far corner.

With seven minutes to go, the Reds conceded a spot kick after Alisson Becker brought down Ashley Barnes, who then stepped up to slot home with ease.

Jurgen Klopp’s side nearly drew level thereafter from a snap-shot inside the area by Firmino, but the visitors cleared the danger to see out a famous win.

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