Liverpool FC’s nightmare Anfield run continues with sixth League home defeat in a row

Tom Doyle
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Liverpool made history on Thursday night as Chelsea consigned the champions to their five League home defeat in a row - and Fulham extended the Reds’ miserable losing streak on Sunday.

Thursday’s defeat was Liverpool’s fifth consecutive League defeat at Anfield - the first time the club had lost five in a row in the top flight in their 129-year history.

Fulham headed to Merseyside in the relegation zone for Sunday’s Premier League clash, though the Cottagers have been in fine form - and Mario Lemina’s first-half goal consigned Liverpool to a record sixth home League loss in a row.

While defensive injuries have dealt Klopp a band hand, the goals have dried up at the other end as Liverpool gone eight League games at home without a win.

West Brom left Anfield with a 1-1 draw on December 27, while Manchester United saw out a stalemate on January 17 - and that’s the best it has been for Liverpool since then.

Burnley sealed a shock 1-0 win on Merseyside on January 2-1, with fellow strugglers Brighton winning by the same scoreline on February 3.

League leaders Man City then humbled the champions 4-1 four days later, Everton inflicted a painful 2-0 Merseyside derby defeat on February 20 before Chelsea’s win on March 4 - and Fulham are just the latest side to leave Anfield with a win.

The latest result leaves Liverpool 22 points behind City with 10 games remaining, and four points off fourth-placed Chelsea in the race for Champions League qualification having played a game more than both City and Chelsea.

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