There was always going to come a day where Liverpool’s 100 per cent record at Anfield would eventually hit a dry spot.
That unfortunate day with destiny occurred today after Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League champions were held to a 1-1 stalemate with Burnley.
Sean Dyche’s Clarets became the first team since Leicester in January 2019 to leave Anfield with something tangible for their efforts.
Andy Robertson opened the scoring with a beautiful header following a succulent ball from Fabinho before Jay Rodriguez struck in the second-half to deny Liverpool the three points.
There was some controversy surrounding the equaliser after Burnley’s goal came from a free-kick that was awarded after Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane were incorrectly judged offside.
Despite the setback, Robertson has posted his thoughts of the match on social media expressing his delight at firing his second league goal of the season as well as his disappointment of missing out on a 31st league victory this campaign.
The Scotland captain returned to the Liverpool XI after being handed a much-deserved rest against Brighton on Wednesday as Neco Williams deputised at left-back for Robertson.
Robertson’s stunning header is his third goal of the season in all competition and his first since November after he struck at Villa Park in a memorable 2-1 victory.
The point leaves Liverpool eight points off the all-time record points haul (100) achieved by Manchester City in 2017/18 with three games still left to play.
The English champions next face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday with Chelsea and Newcastle also left to play. Liverpool will need to win all three games if they are to surpass City’s tally.
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