John Terry has questioned whether any team will ever beat Chelsea’s 86-game unbeaten run at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League, after Liverpool’s landmark defeat.
Liverpool lost at Anfield for the first time since May 2017 on Thursday, ending their long run without a loss.
Indeed, the Reds had won or drawn 68 games on home turf since Crystal Palace tasted victory on Merseyside.
However, amid Liverpool’s current poor form, Burnley added another stinging point by claiming a landmark victory.
Jurgen Klopp‘s men had not scored in three matches going into the game. As such, Ashley Barnes’ penalty proved enough for a historic 1-0 win for Sean Dyche’s men.
Perhaps more tellingly, though, Chelsea’s record of 86 games unbeaten at home stood firm. And Terry – who played a vital role in that string of results between 2004 and 2008 – made his point known on Instagram.
The former England international wrote: “4 Years Unbeaten At Home Chelsea FC. Some record this is, it’s only when you retire and appreciate how good Liverpool have been to even get close to it.
“Will This Ever Be Beaten?”
Chelsea’s 86-game run in west London began when Claudio Ranieri was in charge. The Italian won all six of his final league games in 2004 before Jose Mourinho took charge.
Indeed, Mourinho proved the catalyst for the Blues’ unbeaten run spiralling upwards in his first spell in charge.
But while the Portuguese later lost his job, his successor Avram Grant kept the run going. Perhaps ironically, Xabi Alonso’s goal for Liverpool ended the streak in October 2008.
As for Burnley, their result was not only a historic scalp in Liverpool’s history. The win was the Clarets’ first at Anfield since 1974.
Carragher names huge Liverpool worry
Liverpool have now not won in five games and have slipped down the table after sitting top on Christmas Day.
Amid their defensive concerns, the Reds’ lack of creativity and finishing touch up front has been lacking.
But Liverpool’s run only gets harder from here, something Carragher feels is a “huge worry” for his former club.