Jurgen Klopp was left stunned when it dawned on him just how bad Liverpool’s home form has been the season.
Anfield used to be something of a fortress, with the Reds previously going 68 games unbeaten at home.
But Liverpool only recorded their first home win of 2021 – having gone eight matches without a win at Anfield – when they ran out 2-1 winners over Aston Villa this Saturday.
Klopp was delighted with the result and pleased to see Trent Alexander-Arnold answering his critics by scoring the winning goal.
And while the German knew it had been a while since Liverpool had taken three points from a home game, it left him a little shocked to learn just how long it had been.
During an interview with LFCTV, Klopp could be heard talking to a member of the camera crew.
Klopp said: “When was the last game we won and we had an interview? Here!”
The man responded: “Against Spurs before Christmas,” prompting the Liverpool manager to burst out laughing in sheer disbelief and repeat: “Before Christmas?!
One of the LFCTV crew members then joked: “Happy New Year!” as Klopp asked again: “Really?! It was Spurs?!”
Liverpool have struggled this season by their usual standards under Klopp and have made a poor attempt at defending their title.
The Hammers, who beat Leicester City 3-2 on the weekend, are only three points ahead of Liverpool now with just seven games left to play this season.