March 1, 2021

Indian & World Live Breaking News Coverage And Updates

Indian & World Live Breaking News Coverage And Updates

, Burnley stun Liverpool in champions’ first home EPL loss since 2017, Indian & World Live Breaking News Coverage And Updates

Burnley stun Liverpool in champions’ first home EPL loss since 2017

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Frustrations boiled over at the half-time whistle as Barnes reacted angrily to Fabinho appearing to flick out at him, provoking a small melee, but referee Mike Dean only showed the Brazilian a yellow card. Meanwhile Klopp and Burnley manager Sean Dyche had their own heated exchange as they headed down the tunnel.

“I didn’t start it, but it’s nothing,” Klopp said after the match. “All good.”

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah reacts to the Reds’ first home Premier League defeat in almost four years.Credit:Getty

While Liverpool are chasing a record-equalling 20th English title, Burnley are trying to stay in the league and moved seven points above the drop zone.

“We knew if we keep believing we will get something,” Barnes said. “We were growing into the game. We managed to stick to our jobs, slow everything down, and it worked.”

Liverpool were again made to pay for their lack of a cutting edge — having left the out-of-form Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino on the bench for an hour — and the team has now gone seven hours and 18 minutes without scoring in the league.

The only point taken off Liverpool at home in last season’s title charge came in a draw with Burnley.

, Burnley stun Liverpool in champions’ first home EPL loss since 2017, Indian & World Live Breaking News Coverage And Updates

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp took full responsibility for the shock loss.Credit:EPA

Dyche’s team finished this game with the same amount of possession — 29 per cent — but crucially went one better.

Burnley employed similar tactics of defending resolutely, competing physically and taking the opportunity when it arose.

The same could not be said for Klopp’s side, who had 27 attempts but only six on target.

With captain Jordan Henderson out with a minor groin problem and Salah and Firmino rested, the onus was put on replacements Divock Origi, who has one league goal since December 2019, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Neither lived up to the billing and were taken off before the hour mark, with Origi missing the chance of the night just before half-time.

An uncharacteristic miskick from Burnley captain Ben Mee put Origi clean through, but his lack of game time and confidence showed as he blasted a shot past goalkeeper Nick Pope but against the crossbar.

The Belgium striker’s only goal this season came in the 7-2 League Cup victory at Lincoln.

Pope arrived at Anfield with five clean sheets in his last 10 league games, but he was not properly tested in the opening 45 minutes.


Sadio Mane had an early header blocked by Dwight McNeil, but there followed a succession of shots from Xherdan Shaqiri, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Origi and Andy Robertson which the England international dealt with comfortably.

Burnley’s one real opportunity came when Alisson dropped a cross under pressure from Chris Wood, but he reacted well to block Barnes’ shot.

Just over 10 minutes into the second half and with the game drifting, Klopp sent on Salah and Firmino, with the Egyptian straight into the action by forcing Pope into his first decent save low at his near post.

Burnley substitute Johann Berg Gudmundsson blazed wide from close range, but it was not as bad as the Firmino effort which was so off-target that compatriot Alisson, 80 yards away, dropped to his knees, held his head and let out a yell.

After Burnley’s goal, Liverpool chased an equaliser but Firmino’s close-range shot was deflected wide by Mee.


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