Liverpool`s 68-match unbeaten home record ended by Burnley23 January 2021
Burnley\'s English striker Ashley Barnes (front) celebrates after scoring his side\'s goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League soccer match against Liverpool at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on Thursday.
Champions Liverpool suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to lowly Burnley on Thursday, ending their 68 match unbeaten home record in the Premier League as their title defense continued to fade.
An 83rd minute penalty from Ashley Barnes, after he was brought down by goalkeeper Alisson Becker, decided the contest after Juergen Klopp's side failed to score for the fourth straight league match.
Matt Lowton nodded a header into the box and Barnes wriggled free of Fabinho and went down under challenge from Becker, rising to confidently convert from the spot.
Liverpool have not won for five games in the league and trail leaders Manchester United by six points, in fourth place.
"We can't imagine the title race at the moment," said Klopp, who last saw his team lose at home in the Premier League in April 2017 when they lost to Crystal Palace.
Divock Origi had struck the bar for Liverpool in the first half, with only Burnley keeper Nick Pope to beat and Roberto Firmino missed a good chance after the break.
Liverpool are fourth in the league on 34 points, six behind leaders Manchester United. Burnley move up to 16th place on 19 points. The win was Burnley's first at Anfield for 46 years.