Burnley ended Liverpool’s 68-game unbeaten home run in the Premier League last night (Thursday) thanks to Ashley Barnes late penalty.
Barnes won the penalty after Alisson Becker appeared to make contact with the Burnley star but Liverpool’s number one says there was no contact.
And now Jurgen Klopp’s side appear to be out of the Premier League title race.
Realistically, they will not defend their 2019-20 crown, instead, they are in the thick of a fight to finish top four and earn a place in next season’s Champions League, and on form it would be hard to call them favourites.
While fans will always hope for the miraculous, Liverpool are likely to finish the season with between 66 and 76 points.
With Manchester City resurgent and Manchester United’s form looking annoyingly sustainable, even the upper end of that wouldn’t put them in the title mix.
And no matter how you break things down, the Reds look more likely to finish fifth or sixth than first or second.
Liverpool face in-form Manchester United this weekend in the FA Cup.