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Liverpool players who have never lost a Premier League game at Anfield

Liverpool’s compelling home record in the Premier League was finally broken by the mighty Burnley on Thursday night.

The Clarets inflicted a first high-flying defeat at Anfield since April 2017 on Jurgen Klopp’s side – and in doing so, a number of players lost in the Premier League at Anfield for the first time in their Liverpool careers.

Alisson Becker, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Andy Robertson, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane all tasted top-flight defeat at Anfield for the first time thanks to the victory of Sean Dyche’s side, leaving an exclusive group of players who have played more than 10 Premier League home games for Liverpool without suffering a loss (via Duncan Alexander).

Loris karius
Karius has never lost in the Premier League at Anfield | Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA / Getty Images

Very well well.

The somewhat chaotic German is still a Liverpool player, but has been on loan since Alisson Becker’s arrival in the summer of 2018.

Despite all of Alisson’s composure on the ball, his ability to stop a shot and the calm he exudes, he conceded the penalty which ultimately resulted in his very first Premier League loss at Anfield. Karius in comparison is 17 undefeated in the top flight at Anfield – a statistic worth more than any Champions League medal.

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Academy product Warnock never lost in Premier League at Anfield | PAUL ELLIS / Getty Images

The left-back rose through Liverpool’s ranks, making his senior debut in 2004 before moving to Blackburn in January 2007.

Warnock has played 40 times for Liverpool in the Premier League, including 19 appearances at Anfield. And he hasn’t lost a single one.

Highlights of the former England international’s undefeated Anfield run include a 5-1 victory over Fulham in 2006, where he scored his only goal for the club.

Albert Riera
Riera has a proud Anfield record | Clive Brunskill / Getty Images

A personal favorite.

Riera was one of a selection of original signings made by Rafa Benitez at Liverpool – for every Xabi Alonso there was always a Jan Kromkamp, ​​a Gabriel Paletta or an Albert Riera.

The left-back arrived on Merseyside in 2008 and left in 2010, playing a full 24 Premier League games at Anfield and never taste defeat – the equivalent of spending more than an entire season unbeaten at home.

Naby Keita
Keita has never lost at home in the Premier League | Pool / Getty Images

An ankle injury – roughly the eighth different illness the midfielder has suffered since joining the Reds in 2018 – kept Keita out of the Liverpool squad for their loss to Burnley, which means that his unbeaten Premier League Anfield record remains intact.

The Guinea international has made 25 top-flight appearances at Anfield, and such has been the Reds’ superiority, he has been on the winning side 21 times.

Remarkably, Burnley is responsible for 50% of the times Keita failed to win in the Premier League at Anfield – Thursday’s 1-0 loss and a 1-1 draw in July 2002.

Virgil van Dijk
Van Dijk has never lost a Premier League game at Anfield | Pool / Getty Images

Van Dijk was called the missing piece of the puzzle when he joined Liverpool from Southampton in January 2018.

The defender was missing against Burnley due to the ACL injury which is expected to sideline him for most of the season, thus preserving his undefeated high-flying record at Anfield.

Van Dijk did not lose in 47 Premier League home games for Liverpool, his last top-flight defeat at Anfield returning in November 2017 for Southampton: Philippe Coutinho was on the scoresheet, Ragnar Klavan and Alberto Moreno started in the Reds’ backline and Dominic Solanke was an unused sub.