Jurgen Klopp admitted the end of Liverpool’s 68-game unbeaten run at Anfield was a “massive punch in the face” as the Premier League champions suffered a shock 1-0 defeat against Burnley on Wednesday night.
Klopp’s side were beaten in a home league game for the first time since Crystal Palace won at Anfield back in April 2017.
Ashley Barnes clinched Burnley’s first win at Liverpool since 1974 when he converted an 83rd-minute penalty after being fouled by ‘Reds’ goalkeeper Alisson Becker.
“It’s a massive, massive punch in the face. We had the ball a lot, created some and didn’t finish the situations off.
“That keeps the game open and then they get the penalty. Alisson told me he didn’t touch him, but I didn’t see it back.
“We lost a game which I think it’s actually impossible to lose. But we did it.”
As a result, Liverpool have slipped to fourth place after a second defeat in their last three league games and trail leaders Manchester United by six points. They have gone five league games without a win.
The Reds have gone four league games without scoring for the first time since May 2000, failing with 87 shots since Sadio Mane’s 12th-minute strike against West Brom.
“It’s a tough one, not easy to explain. We worked tonight hard and it didn’t happen. It’s my responsibility, that’s the easy explanation,” added Klopp
“If something doesn’t work you have to try harder, more often, longer. It was not easy to lose that game and we did it.”
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By FARPost Reporter