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Burnley FC delivers sucker punch on Liverpool FC’s home turf – By Randev Jayasinha

In a stunning turn of events, accompanied by some amazing defensive play, Burnley FC has pulled off the improbable and defeated Premier League champions, Liverpool FC at Anfield, their home turf.

Ashley Barnes was awarded a late penalty kick for a foul inside the box, he successfully defeated the goalies reach and slammed the ball into the bottom-right corner sending Burnley fans everywhere into uproar while leaving Liverpool fans in dismay.

Liverpool FC manager, Jurgen Klopp told Sky Sports that he takes “full responsibility” for his team’s 1-0 defeat and that the game on Thursday (21) was a “massive punch in the face.”

This will be their first league defeat at Anfield in 69 games, the second-longest unbeaten top-flight run behind Chelsea, who managed 86 games before their streak was ended in October 2008.

Burnley FC manager, Sean Dyche speaking to Sky Sports on the tremendous effort from his players said: “Liverpool had chances, but they were not golden ones. Other than Origi’s chance and Nick Pope saving to his left, not loads of chances and that was pleasing in itself, but to nick a goal – and a penalty as well, we don’t get many of those!”

He went on to say that: “It’s almost an impossibility you can have that few penalties, so I was pleased with that. It was a penalty in my opinion, I’ve seen it back. Barnes has handled it well because it’s a nervous moment.”

This victory lifts Burnley FC up to 16th on the Premier League table seven points clear of the relegation zone while Liverpool have a lot of catching up to do if they want to retain their title as they are presently fourth overall.

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