Shortly after the rest whistle, steam must come out of the boiler. After a meeting between Fabinho of Liverpool and Ashley Barnes, Burnley-Raubein, it is about forming teams. The referee has the situation under control quickly and yet it symbolizes the frustration of the reds.
At the time, they were expecting a goal for 315 minutes in the league, after the 0-1 defeat at home, there are now four games left. And, much worse: it’s the league’s first bankruptcy in four years! At that time, Mignolet was still in goal at Liverpool, Emre Can was playing in midfield and Coutinho was attacking.
Divock Origi has the best chance to break the curse of the goal and save the local series, but the Belgian puts the shot completely free on the crossbar just before the break. One hundred percent!
Xherdan Shaqiri’s chance is less convincing. After about 20 minutes he put with heart, but his shot quickly ran over the right post. For the second time in a row, the Nati star is in the starting line-up, as is the 0-0 win over Manchester United in eighth place.
Shaq takes over responsibility, throws the corners. But the 29-year-old may not be successful. A fact that can be applied to all your peers. Neither Mané nor substitute Firmino and Salah find a hole in the opponent’s massive defense; Burnley is usually eleven on his side. Or paraphrasing English: They park the bus.
And on the front, Sean Dyce’s eleven puts a pinch or two. Barnes misses Alisson, but in the 83rd minute the Burnley striker remains the winner, first taking the penalty and sinking himself.
Liverpool’s goal is stopped
Shortly afterwards, Shaqiri has to leave the field, Minamino should save what can no longer be saved. Liverpool go without a goal in their fourth consecutive league game. All last season, you only went goalless twice.
And you won 18 of 19 games at home. The only mistake then was a 1-1 draw against Burnley, today’s rival.