Burnley End Liverpool’s 68-game Unbeaten Home Run

Ashley Barnes scored a late penalty to secure an unlikely but nevertheless famous win for Burnley as Liverpool’s 68-game unbeaten run at Anfield in the Premier League came to an end on Thursday.

Barnes was felled in the box by goalkeeper Alisson with seven minutes remaining and converted the resulting penalty to secure the win.

Liverpool’s last loss at home came nearly four years ago against Crystal Palace, and they are now six points behind leaders Manchester United at the midway point in the campaign.

Divock Origi on his first start of the season missed a glorious chance to give Liverpool the lead, striking the crossbar when clean through after Ben Mee’s error at the back.

Jurgen Klopp’s side dominated proceedings but found Nick Pope in inspired form with the goalkeeper making a stunning save to deny Mohamed Salah and fellow substitute Roberto Firmino flicking an effort wide.

Burnley’s shock win lifts them up to 16th in the table, seven points clear of the relegation zone while defeat continues a worrying slide for the Reds who have now failed to win in five games and have not scored in four.