Twelve months in the past Liverpool have been ripping up the report books on the best way to their first English top-flight title for 30 years however defeat by Everton on Saturday left them mulling a number of far much less flattering statistics.
Their 2-Zero defeat at Anfield was their first loss at house to metropolis rivals Everton since 1999 and was a fourth house league defeat in succession — one thing they haven’t skilled since 1924.
24 – Everton picked up their first win over Liverpool in 24 conferences in all competitions (D12 L11) – ending what was Liverpool’s longest ever unbeaten run towards a single opponent. Lastly. pic.twitter.com/fpEqMwX5Ki
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Supervisor Jurgen Klopp’s hopes of retaining their Premier League crown have been already successfully over after a spectacular drop in type since defeat by Burnley ended a 68-match run with out a house league loss.
However Everton’s win — courtesy of a third-minute purpose by Richarlison and a controversial penalty scored by Gylfi Sigurdsson — means Liverpool are actually in a scrap to even end the season within the high 4.
Everton’s first win of any description over Liverpool since 2010 — after a run of 23 video games with out a victory — lifted Carlo Ancelotti’s seventh-placed facet stage with the champions on 40 factors though they’ve performed a recreation much less.
Liverpool remained in sixth spot however are three factors behind fourth-placed Chelsea who drew 1-1 at Southampton.
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Chelsea trailed to a purpose by Takumi Minamino however Mason Mount levelled with a penalty after the break.
West Ham United, who’re fifth with 42 factors, host Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Burnley have been held to a 0-Zero draw at house to lowly West Bromwich Albion regardless of the guests taking part in with 10 males for an hour.
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Few may think about Liverpool’s fall from grace after their title-winning season featured a plethora of English top-flight information similar to 24 successive house league wins and the all time begin to a season in Europe’s 5 high leagues — 26 wins and a draw from their first 27 video games.
On Saturday, they turned the primary reigning champions to lose 4 successive house league video games since Everton in 1928-29 as their power damage jinx struck once more with skipper Jordan Henderson compelled off early on.
—Two league wins in 2021
—One purpose of their final six house matches
—Seven straight league matches with out a clear sheet
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“We stand right here having misplaced 2-0. I understand how necessary it’s. We really feel it deep inside,” Klopp mentioned. “However from tomorrow on I’ve to make use of all the great things.”
Aside from a Champions League win over RB Leipzig in midweek, there’s treasured little great things for Klopp to make use of. His facet created loads of probabilities towards Everton however the cloak of invincibility they wore final season has disappeared.
They’ve misplaced 5 of their eight Premier League matches in 2021, as many as they misplaced in 72 video games in 2019 and 2020.