Barca’s loss is Liverpool’s gain – awesome record achieved on Sunday

Barca’s loss is Liverpool’s gain – awesome record achieved on Sunday

Barcelona slumped to a shock 4-3 defeat at home to Real Betis on Sunday and with that, handed Liverpool an impressive new record.

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One of the big problems Jurgen Klopp identified soon after his appointment as manager of Liverpool in 2015 was the erratic home form and atmosphere at Anfield.

Following a defeat to Crystal Palace at Anfield, Klopp bemoaned the poor atmosphere throughout the game and the decision of certain fans to exit the stadium early.

He famously criticised the fans for leaving as early as the 82nd minute, citing the fact that many goals could be scored in the remaining time.

About a month later, his Liverpool side showed fighting spirit to battle back against West Bromwich Albion and salvage a late draw.

The charismatic German then rounded his players as they celebrated in front of the Kop.

Although he was criticised for those actions in some quarters (as some felt a home draw to WBA to be a poor result), the message was clear – support the team from the 1st minute to the last and the team will respond.

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Fast-forward to 2018 and the Reds have turned Anfield into a fortress of note.

Liverpool have not been beaten at home since April 2017. A run of 27 unbeaten matches.

They have only conceded a single goal at home this year. A truly staggering improvement.

Now, thanks to Barcelona’s defeat at the Nou Camp on Sunday, Liverpool have the best home record intact of any team in Europe’s top 5 leagues.

The Catalans had an unbelievable 42 unbeaten home run ended at the hands of Real Betis as they succumbed 4-3.

Some may have mocked Klopp for his early antics upon his arrival but with this impressive record, it's the German who is having the last laugh.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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