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Euro Leagues | Burnley ends Liverpool’s home run

Liverpool's Fabinho in action with Burnley's Ashley Barnes during the Liverpool v Burnley at Anfield, Liverpool, Britain on January 21, 2021   | Photo Credit: Reuters

Liverpool suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to lowly Burnley on Thursday, ending its 68 match unbeaten home record in the Premier League as its title defence continued to fade.

An 83rd minute penalty from Ashley Barnes, after he was brought down by goalkeeper Alisson Becker, decided the contest even as Jurgen Klopp’s side failed to score for the fourth straight league match.

Liverpool has not won for five games in the league and trails leader Manchester United by six points, in fourth place. It was Burnley’s first victory at Anfield since a 1-0 victory in September, 1974 and Sean Dyche’s side was rewarded for a superb defensive display.

In LaLiga, Eibar goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic defied convention by scoring a penalty but it was Luis Suarez’s spot kick in the dying minutes that proved conclusive as Atletico Madrid secured a 2-1 away win on Thursday which lifted it seven points clear at the top.

Dmitrovic gave Eibar the lead in the 12th minute before Suarez levelled for Atletico five minutes before halftime.

Suarez had the final say, drawing a foul from Anaitz Arbilla to earn a penalty. He oozed calm and chipped the ball past Dmitrovic to give his side all three points.

The results:

Premier League: Liverpool 0 lost Burnley 1 (Barnes 83-pen).

LaLiga: Valencia 1 (Garcia 69-og) drew with Osasuna 1 (Calleri 42); Eibar 1 (Dmitrovic 12-pen) lost to Atletico Madrid 2 (Suarez 40, 89-pen).

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