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Liverpool break unwanted record following Burnley defeat as further misery piled on Jurgen Klopp’s men

Liverpool fell to a 2-0 defeat at Burnley on Saturday, with both goals coming from errors in possession from the Reds.

Jurgen Klopp will however, probably be more disappointed with breaking a record for all the wrong reasons.

The Reds had nearly 80.6 percent possession against Burnley but still managed to lose. No other team has had as much possession and managed to lose since records began in 2003, according to the official BBC 5 Live Sport Twitter account.

The Reds also took 26 shots on target and outdid Burnley in just about every stat except scoring.

Liverpool put four past Arsenal at the Emirates last weekend but were unable to even score once at Turf Moor on Saturday while their defensive woes came back to haunt them again.

More worryingly for the Reds, they’ve now conceded five goals in just two Premier League games, a trend that they can’t afford to allow to continue if they harbour ambitions of competing at the top of the table this season.

Liverpool have however, been without a number of important players including Emre Can who usually provides defensive cover in midfield.

Given it’s only two games into the season, it’s unlikely that Klopp will be too concerned at this stage, but ultimately he knows that things must improve at both ends of the pitch sooner rather than later. Liverpool are expected to mount a serious challenge for a Champions League qualification spot at the very least this year, particularly following their spending this summer.

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