In a late match of the 18th day of the Premier League, Liverpool had an appointment with Burnley this Thursday evening, at Anfield. On their lawn, the Reds were obviously aiming for victory to get closer to the podium and the three leading teams, namely Manchester United, Manchester City and Leicester. On the other side, the Clarets, placed just in front of the red zone, wanted to give themselves a little air. Jürgen Klopp kept his 4-3-3 but spun a bit with Salah on the bench. Opposite, Sean Dyche opted for a 4-4-2 with the duo Wood-Barnes in front.
Despite enormous domination (around 70% of ball possession) and numerous attempts (24 shots against 5), the Reds never managed to find the fault, the former Lille native Divock Origi notably finding the crossbar just before the break (44th). And at the end of the match, the locals were punished since Barnes converted a penalty in the 83rd minute to give his team three points (1-0). With this third loss of the season in PL, Liverpool remain fourth in the standings. Burnley passes sixteenth.