Liverpool were restricted to a frustrating 1-1 draw against Burnley at Anfield, which will only add to their growing list of problems.
Liverpool were restricted to a 1-1 draw at Anfield by a stubborn Burnley defence, much to the disappointment of the home crowd. Yet again, they conceded an unnecessary goal and were left chasing a game against opponents who denied them space and fought valiantly.
However, that does not quite convey the full picture because even though Jurgen Klopp’s side struck back almost instantly through a goal scored by new signing Mohamed Salah, their desperate attempts to find the winning goal almost cost them three crucial points.
Twice in a matter of seconds Burnley’s Robbie Brady delivered a corner, and twice Ben Mee was left totally unmarked at the far post barely four yards out. This match brought up several of the Reds’ old problems to the fore.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) September 16, 2017
— The Nicopotamus (@jesuisturnip) September 16, 2017
Last two games:
Liverpool- 59 shots
Opposition- 12 shots
And we've won neither. Farcical.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) September 16, 2017
The Liverpool way.
— Joe Spencer (@joespencer2008) September 16, 2017
Love it when the smaller clubs hold on and secure a draw against superior opposition, well done Liverpool.
— Lisa (@Mourinholxgy) September 16, 2017
Liverpool had 19 shots vs Sevilla
26 vs Burnley
LFC scored 3 goals
Sevilla had 3 shots
Burnley had 4 shots
Liverpool conceded 3 goals pic.twitter.com/xinG3ugOcc
— AnfieldNation (@AnfieldNation) September 16, 2017
30 – Liverpool had 30 more shots than Burnley today – the most in any PL game since Man Utd had 31 more than Burnley in Oct 2016. Deluge.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 16, 2017
Best save of the season by Nick Pope just now to deny Liverpool. Fantastic.
— Peter Schmeichel (@Pschmeichel1) September 16, 2017
Failed to learn my lesson about betting on Liverpool.
— Milk Media (@milkmedianewyor) September 16, 2017
Nothing can stop my passion for Liverpool but it's so frustrating to see so many errors which is hurting our club. I love this club so much.
— • (@VintageSaIah) September 16, 2017
I'll be very surprised if Liverpool finish in the top 4 this season. Needed a top CB in the summer and didn't get one. Simple as that.
— Joseph Musker (@JosephMusker) September 16, 2017
This year is our year
This year is our
This year is
Next year is
Next year is our
Next year is our year
— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) September 16, 2017
While neutrals and rival fans spared Liverpool supporters no mercy, both sets seemed to have a joint consensus regarding Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Oxlade Chamberlain loses 4-0 to Liverpool then loses 5-0 with Liverpool..
Arsenal fans: pic.twitter.com/dQcypamMkq
— Mike Sanz (@mikesanz19) September 9, 2017
Liverpool haven't won a game since Chamberlain joined them while Arsenal have won 2 games since he left looooooooooool
— Frustrated Gooner (@ThatGuyJSR) September 16, 2017
Liverpool needed a goal and Klopp substituted Coutinho for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who got 9 goals in 6 years. Like seriously? 😂😂😂
— ALI (@TheBeardedRaul) September 16, 2017
I'm told Alex Oxlade Chamberlain has shifted from center bench to right bench. 😂😂😂
— Danny Welbeck (@WelBeast) September 16, 2017
Since Liverpool signed Oxlade. 3 games, 3 goals scored, 8 goals conceded. No wins. 'The Chamberlain effect'.
— Spanish Gooner (@elspanishgooner) September 16, 2017
How I sleep knowing my club opted to sign Zappacosta instead of Chamberlain pic.twitter.com/2HkMbzO5tu
— 🇵🇹Raphaël (@DeadIyEden) September 16, 2017
Before blaming FSG, the £40M Klopp spent on Chamberlain could've been spent on a center back that would've saved us from this disaster.
— AS (@AhmedSamehK) September 16, 2017
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain rejected higher wages and a regular playing time for 10 minutes of Center Midfield at Liverpool every week.Respect
— Gunner (@broken602) September 16, 2017
Burnley received a lot of admiration and praise from fans and critics alike for their resilient performance against a Liverpool side famed for its electrifying attack.
Burnley unbeaten away at Chelsea, Spurs and Liverpool, absolutely remarkable stuff
— Chris Boden (@bodenknights) September 16, 2017
#LFC with 35 shots, nine on target, one goal.
Burnley with five shots, four on target, one goal.
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) September 16, 2017
Burnley have better away results against top 6 than Arsenal. .
— Chris Hudson (@Ch1Hudson) September 16, 2017
Liverpool dominate for 25 minutes before a cross into the box leads to a Burnley goal. If ever a sentence summed a team up.
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOE_UK) September 16, 2017
Nick Pope has won Burnley a point & our defence has again cost us 3, these are the results that prove why LFC won't challenge for the league
— ' (@GerrardsPrime) September 16, 2017
— Ronan Kelly (@rkelly03) September 16, 2017
Phil etc constantly tryna beat he whole Burnley defence through the middle instead of playing an easy ball out to left flank, frustrating.
— LFC KNOWLEDGE (@LFCknowledge) September 16, 2017
Burnley have a better defence than Liverpool. It's a fact
— Shreyas. (@Vidicesquee) September 16, 2017
Liverpool could learn a thing or two about defence from Burnley #LIVBUR
— ♛ Nubian Kween ♕ (@luciaralepobe) September 16, 2017