Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits player confidence is an issue as a seven-hour goal drought contributed to the 1-0 defeat by Burnley which ended an unbeaten home league run stretching back to April 2017.
Ashley Barnes’s 83rd-minute penalty was his 100th senior club career goal and he became the first Burnley player to score an away league goal since October 3.
For Liverpool, whose 68-match unbeaten run at home was brought to an end, their goal drought now stretches to seven hours and 18 minutes.
Clarets boss Sean Dyche took less pleasure from ending Liverpool’s long unbeaten run than he did from moving seven clear of the bottom three on 19 points.
“I think the last one is most important, to gain the points we have done after a really tricky start and get back to winning games I am really pleased with that side of things,” he said.
“Physically we are always thought of of being strong and I think we were, we were strong in the way we held our team shape.
“We don’t work with the ball as much as other teams, particularly at these type of grounds, so you have to work well as a team without the ball.
“The main thing which is pleasing is the mentality, we did keep probing, we did keep asking questions.
“We do believe in the fact we can create and I think Barnesy was excellent the way he turned in the box – and it is a penalty.
“If we were due one it is a good place to get one.”