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.
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.
115 - Following their 16 attempts this afternoon, Liverpool have now failed to score with each of their last 115 shots at Anfield in the @premierleague (ex. pens), the longest ever run by a side at home since we have exact times of shots available in the competition. Riddle. https://t.co/cyuijRhvZG— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 7, 2021
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.
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