Liverpool vs Sheffield United – Premier League LIVE
63min: Diogo Jota heads home a deep cross to complete the turnaround.
41min: Roberto Firmino taps home from close range after Sadio Mane’s header is saved by the goalkeeper.
13min: Sander Berge puts the visitors into a shock lead from the penalty spot.
Liverpool starting XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Fabinho, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Jota; Mane.
Subs: Adrian, Milner, Jones, Minamino, Shaqiri, Phillips, N Williams
Sheff Utd starting XI: Ramsdale, Baldock, Basham, Egan, Ampadu, Stevens, Berge, Lundstram, Osborn, McBurnie, Brewster
Subs: Verrips, Norwood, Sharp, Robinson, Jagielka, Burke, McGoldrick
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has praised Fabinho for stepping into the shoes of Virgil van Dijk in defence ahead of the clash with Sheffield United.
“They are different players but both can defend. We all know Fab can play this position, he did it against Bayern in a home game, for example, and he played great.
“I’m not surprised but it is all about players getting used to playing together.
“This line had not played together before the Ajax game, I don’t think, and there are a lot of things from organisational point of view.
“You cant talk about it or exchange notes, it is about feeling what is right. It will take time for these boys to get used to each other.”
Klopp also think Rhian Brewster will be a threat for the Blades.
He explained: “We know him very well and that’s the problem, we know how good he is.
“He used to be our boy and it means I always wish him a nearly perfect Premier League season, that’s 36 world class game and two days off – that’s when we play them.
“We have to be 100% focused if he plays, but not only him. It will be an intense game.
“If he is on the pitch we know we cannot let him finish. He is a natural finisher and that is his biggest threat.”
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Published at Sat, 24 Oct 2020 17:50:00 +0000