Title defense in doubt as Burnley quash Reds’ invincibility at Anfield

The 2019/20 Premier League champions are struggling, and it is official. Maybe folks would have wanted to dismiss the string of poor results for a club of their caliber as a one-off, but this is not the case.

Liverpool surprisingly lost their enviable Premier League home record at Anfield as they were beaten by Sean Dyche’s Burnley in the Premier League on Thursday night.

Everyone would have expected a bigger and better club to end the run, but no, it was Burnley of all clubs. Welcome to the craziness of the Premier League.

Their defense has been a cause for concern all season but it seems the attack needs more attention as the Reds have scored just 1 goal in their last 5 Premier League matches. It should be noted that they haven’t found the back of the net in their last 4 Premier League games.

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Liverpool have not won in their last 5 Premier League games with 2 losses and 3 draws to their name. The Reds are keen to defend the title which they won last season after a 30-year wait for triumph in the competition.

However, with their current run of form, and with how effective the chasers like Manchester United, Manchester City, and Leicester City have been, this will be a very tough task.

Their rivals have been impressing and this reflects on the standings as Jurgen Klopp’s men are currently 4th in the Premier League.

They trail league leaders Manchester United who are on 40 points by 6 points, while 2nd placed Man City and 3rd placed Leicester lead them with 4 points with 38 each and Liverpool on 34. Meanwhile, the Citizens who have been impressive recently also have a game in hand.

They could go further down the table if the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Everton win their games in hand, with the Reds traveling to face Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham next.

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It is time for Jurgen Klopp to take some heat in the dugout as Liverpool’s lethal frontline have been firing blanks for weeks. They can’t seem to score to save their lives presently and no one saw this coming. Not with the likes of Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino readily available.

Klopp has some work to do and the earlier the better as the other contenders are just garnering the necessary points. Liverpool must bounce back or find themselves out of the title race for good as that’s what this present poor run could spell for them.

Their next Premier League game in the midst of this rough patch is away to Tottenham Hotspur and this is arguably the worst time for the Reds to face them. Regardless, we hope they’ll be up for it in their bid to bounce back and we’ll see how it goes.