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Liverpool spectacularly hit rock bottom in worst home run in 98 years

Last season it felt like Liverpool was creating history almost every week.

Fast forward a few months and each weekend seems to come with a new chapter of horror — and it continued on Sunday morning with a 2-0 defeat to Everton in the Merseyside derby.

Everton had not beaten Liverpool since 2010 and had not won at Anfield since 1999.

But that’s not quite the same challenge currently as it was last year, as the Reds lost at home for the fourth consecutive match. They haven’t done that since 1923.

After Richarlison opened the scoring in the third minute, inspirational performances by Blues defender Michael Keane and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford kept the defending champions scoreless.

There was a penalty controversy late in the game as Trent Alexander-Arnold was punished harshly for a desperate challenge and Gylfi Sigurdsson saluted from the spot.

But even the most diehard Reds fans will have to admit they got what they deserved from the match to still trail table-toppers Manchester City by 16 points despite having played one more game.

Liverpool’s Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum vies with Everton’s Brazilian striker Richarlison. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths / POOL / AFP)Source:AFP

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