Liverpool’s crown is slipping off …Just 10 points in 11 matches this year

Liverpool are on the worst run in their history at Anfield after losing five consecutive matches at home for the first time in 128 years.

This has left the reigning champions in seventh place, outside the European places and a massive 22 points behind league leaders Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have picked up just 10 points from 11 matches this calendar year – only Southampton (four), Newcastle United (seven) and West Brom (nine) have less – and have lost five of their last six matches.

“We haven’t been good enough,” said left-back Andy Robertson.

“Too many heads go down when we concede a goal”.

Last season was Liverpool’s first league title in 30 years, but in the history of the top flight in England only three teams have staged a worse title defence after 27 matches: Blackburn Rovers in 1995/96, Chelsea in 2015/16 and Leicester City in 2016/17.

This is Klopp’s second-worst season in charge of Liverpool after accumulating 41 at this stage in 2015/16, and his side had an incredible 36 more points at this point last term.

Klopp has put a lot of it down to defensive injuries after losing Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.

“Most of the problems are down to injuries,” he said.

“I’ve been a coach for 20 years and never in my life have I had to change the back line every week. Defending is important for the stability of the team.”

Liverpool’s attack is also struggling for form, with Sadio Mane not scoring in five games, Roberto Firmino goalless in nine and Mohamed Salah taken off after 62 minutes against Chelsea.

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