England striker Ashley Barnes was the hero for struggling Premier League club Burnley who stunned holders Liverpool when the two teams met at Anfieldin a league game. Ashley Barnes converted from the spot six minutes from time for the only goal of the game after the England player was adjudged to have been fouled by Liverpool shot stopper Alisson Becker. The England attacker scored the goal that ended the lengthy unbeaten run of Liverpool at home. The Premier League champions had a 68-game unbeaten home run in the league before the Burnley game at Anfield on Thursday night. Burnley were able to record a 1-0 away win at Anfield at the expense of Liverpool to end the last unbeaten home run in league football in England.
Liverpool have slumped in a spectacular manner and are now without a goal in each of their last four games in the Premier League. The Reds were at the Premier League summit before the current run of five matches without a win since the 7-0 thrashing handed out to hosts Crystal Palace. Liverpool scored their last Premier League goal when Senegalese international star Sadio Mane found the back of the net in the first quarter of the home game with struggling club West Brom some five games ago. The wretched run of five games without a victory has seen Liverpool drop to fourth place on the league standings and they are now in danger of losing their place in the top four of the Premier League with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Everton closing in on them.
The run has seen Liverpool fall six points behind leaders Manchester United whom they face in the FA Cup this weekend. Manchester United will host Liverpool at the Theatre of Dreams this weekend with a place in the fifth round up for grabs for the victor of the FA Cup fourth round tie.