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Premier League: Liverpool set unwanted record in Fulham defeat

Liverpool have now had 115 shots without scoring in open play at home in the Premier League - the longest such run ever recorded by Opta in the competition.

Liverpool fire more Anfield blanks to set unwanted Premier League record

Champions Liverpool slumped to a sixth successive home defeat on Sunday as relegation-threatened Fulham claimed a 1-0 win in the Premier League.

The worst part for Jürgen Klopp's beleaguered side was the fact that, from the moment Mario Lemina put the visitors ahead at half-time, the writing was on the wall to an extent.

Liverpool have had 115 shots at Anfield since last open-play goal at Anfield

The Reds' slump includes January's 4-1 defeat to Manchester City, when Mohamed Salah scored from the penalty spot.

That was the only defeat where they have found the net, with the losing run immediately preceded by a 0-0 draw against Manchester United.

It means, following 16 attempts without reward against Fulham, Liverpool have racked up 115 shots since they last scored from open play at Anfield in a 1-1 draw against West Brom on 27 December.

Longest run of open-play shots without home goal

That amounts to the longest run of open-play shots without scoring at home since Opta began collecting the exact times of shots.

Portsmouth (114 in January 2008) and Manchester City (101 in August 2007) are the only other two clubs to have chalked up this unwanted century.