Liverpool have had a lot of issues at home this season. While the defending champions of England were unbeaten at Anfield for the best part of over two seasons and looked to be well on their way to break the record for the most consecutive unbeaten run of games at home in the Premier League, their streak fell apart rather unceremoniously as they lost at home to Burnley.
Defeats to Brighton and Hove Albion, Manchester City, Everton, Chelsea and most recently Fulham has since then ensured that not only has their challenge to break the record set by Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side fizzled out, but they have also succumbed to six consecutive defeats at home for the first time in their history.
What was once a nearly impenetrable fortress has been breached way too many times this season – much to the dismay of the Liverpool faithful. While there has been a massive change in fortune for the Merseyside outfit at home this season, certain eagle-eyed members of the Liverpool support noticed a particular change on the Premier League’s website as well.
Liverpool’s official home ground was briefly changed to ‘The Puskas Arena’ – the stadium in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, where they beat RB Leipzig over two legs in their Round of 16 clash in the Champions League.
Liverpool won both the legs by the same 2-0 margin and progressed to the quarter-finals with a comfortable 4-0 win on aggregate.
While the edit left a few fans perplexed, some fans commented that Jurgen Klopp’s side have performed much better in the two games at the Puskas Arena than they have done over the past month or so at home – and so the change might not have damaging consequences after all.
While Liverpool will definitely be looking for a way to end their woes at home, renaming the home stadium on the Premier League website is perhaps not one the best way to go about it.
Check out the reactions to the error from the official PL site below –
Liverpool's official home ground has been changed to The Puskas Arena on the Premier League's website.— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) March 16, 2021
When you see it….— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) March 16, 2021
Liverpool’s home stadium has been changed to the Puskás Aréna on the Premier League website— – (@AnfieldRd96) March 16, 2021