Brighton and Hove Albion beat Liverpool for the first time since 1984, striking a blow to the Reds’ hopes of retaining the title.
Steven Alzate’s first Premier League goal dealt another blow to Liverpool’s title defence as Brighton and Hove Albion eased their relegation fears with a stunning 1-0 win at Anfield.
Liverpool had seemingly got back on track with successive away wins in London, but a second-half strike from Alzate gave Brighton a first victory over the Reds since January 1984.
The toothless champions ran out of ideas as the well-organised Seagulls left Jurgen Klopp’s side without a goal in three home games and seven points behind leaders Manchester City – who they play on Sunday.
Burnley ended Liverpool’s 68-match unbeaten home record in the top flight a fortnight ago and they have now lost two in a row at home in the league for the first time since September 2012.