Liverpool’s home perfection has come to an end after they drew 1-1 at Anfield against Burnley. Sean Dyche side resisted the recently crowned Premier League champions as young Burnley side showed character within the group.
Liverpool had most of the possession 73% in the first half. Curtis Jones had a couple of opportunities inside first 20 minutes.
Burnley’s No 1 Nick Pope had a top game. He made an absolute world-class save in the 17th minute and again in the 33rd minute after Salah shot was denied – who rather had a game to forget. Pope is ahead of Allison for the race to golden ball with 14 clean sheets and 112 saves this season.
Liverpool first goal came in the 42nd minute. Fabinho picked un-marked Robertson inside the box who in turn scored a powerful bending header into the back of the net to break the dead-lock.
Robertson became the 14th Liverpool player to score. Only in 1992-93 have they had more different home scorer (15).
Nick Pope masterclass goal keeping denied Mane miraculous shot just before the half time whistle.
Burnley’s best chance in the first 45 minutes came just before the half-time whistle as Rodriguez failed to put the shot on target.
Burnley received a free kick just before the cooling break. Rodriguez’s 11th goal of the season extended Burnley’s own unbeaten run to five games and equalised the score line to make it 1-1.
Burnley side constantly pushed forward and almost snatched the game from the Premier League winners. The substitute Johann Berg Gudmundsson was denied by the crossbar which might have been a dramatic late winner in the closing minutes of the match.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are with 93 points in the table in 35 matches that they have played this season.
Liverpool have to win all their remaining games to make it past Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to break the all-time record of most points (100 points in the 2017-2018 season) in a single premier league season.
Liverpool will take on 8th placed Arsenal in their upcoming Premier League game on 16th of July at Emirates Stadium.