Liverpool eventually cruised to a 2-0 win over Fulham yesterday, thanks to goals from Mo Salah and Xherdan Shaqiri – our two most impressive attackers on the day.
But a landmark was passed during the 90 minutes, which confirms something we’ve been saying for some time at EOTK.
Liverpool simply don’t get penalties at Anfield in the Premier League. In fact, it’s now been 378 days since we were awarded one – the longest barren spot-kick run since 2002.
Ged Rea tweeted the stat last night.
378 days since @LFC were last awarded a league penalty at Anfield. Their longest sequence without one at home in the top-flight for 16 years.
— Ged Rea (@ged0407) November 11, 2018
In that time, countless rivals have been awarded penalties, such as Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City, but Liverpool have not.
It’s statistically impossible, considering how we always have the majority of the ball and the attacks at Anfield, that we genuinely haven’t warranted one.
Hopefully in our upcoming home clashes with the likes of Everton, Manchester United and Newcastle – we might get some luck!