Nick Pope ends Liverpool’s streak at Anfield

The day England mourned the death of one of its world champions in 1966, Jack Charlton, brother of Sir Bobby Charltonn, Liverpool, already a Premier champion 30 years later, failed to beat a Burnley with a stellar Nick Pope under his goal, frustrating those of Jürgen Klopp with his stops (1-1). Burnley thus ended Liverpool’s streak at Anfield, where Jürgen Klopp’s team had won all their Premier matches since January 2019.

The ‘reds’ will be left unable to break one of the records they aspired to beat, that of victories at home; They can still match the 18 of the City of Pep Guardiola, but not improve them.

Fuller Andy Robertson advanced to Liverpool in the 34th minute. It was a great header from the left-hander, this time coming from the right, past Fabinho. In short, the only one of the many opportunities that Liverpool had that the ‘reds’ could take advantage of. For example, those of Mohamed Salah, in which he lacked accuracy.

But if the advantage of the Premier champion was not wider, it was mainly due to the great stops of his goalkeeper, Nick Pope. The last one before the break, to thwart a shot by Sadio Mané. Pope, English international goal but not the titleholder, who is Jordan Pickford (Everton), kept Burnley afloat.

Liverpool continued to dominate in the second half, even more comfortably. Just after that period, Roberto Firmino crashed a ball into the post. The ‘reds’ were still unable to take advantage of their chances and the one who did was Jay Rodríguez for Burnley, who leveled the game after a pass behind James Tarkowski. It was the 69th minute.

The game had been really difficult for Liverpool. Burnley made things very difficult for him, the aim of the ds reds ’was still scarce against an efficient defensive network of Sean Dyche’s team. Not only that. Burnley, who still dreams of going to Europe, crashed the ball into the crossbar through Johann Berg Gudmundsson. In the end, a 1-1 that rewarded Sean Dyche’s against Liverpool that failed too much.