FORTRESS ANFIELD IS BREACHED ONCE MORE
Liverpool were on track to make it 70 games unbeaten at Anfield this year. After two draws in their first two home games of the season, their unbeaten streak was brought to a halt at 68 following a 1-0 loss to Burnley in January. Since that game, Liverpool has lost five more at home. It marked the first time Liverpool has lost six league games at home in a season.
They haven’t won a game at the venue since December 17, 2020, across all competitions. During this period, Liverpool lost three games against sides from the bottom half of the Premier League table. Anfield had become a fortress for Liverpool last year, as the Reds went on to lift the league title, but currently, they just cannot seem to produce favorable results at home.
LIVERPOOL’S EUROPEAN HOPES LOOK BLEAK
2021 has not been kind to Liverpool. They have just three wins in the Premier League this year, picking up just ten points – one at Anfield – from a possible 36. Their loss against Fulham puts them 22 points behind leaders Manchester City, who also dropped points by losing against Manchester City. But with only ten games remaining in the current campaign, Liverpool’s title defence is all but over. They could struggle to qualify for Europe next season, considering their dismal recent form.
The likes of Everton, Leicester City and West Ham are at the top of their games whereas Tottenham are slowly finding their feet as well. The only way Liverpool could realistically navigate their way into the Champions League is by winning the competition, which is another tough ask of them. In the event of failure in qualifying for the European Cup next season, Klopp may face an exodus of key players.