Premier League champions Liverpool host Sheffield United this evening as they look to hit back from their injury woes.
Much of the talk this week as revolved around the nasty knee injury that Virgil van Dijk suffered in last weekend’s 2-2 Merseyside derby.
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Jurgen Klopp’s side are already without key man Alisson Becker and need a morale-boosting performance this weekend.
Meanwhile, Chris Wilder’s United picked up their first point of the season with a 1-1 home draw with Fulham last time out.
The Blades must start improving and could see a glimmer of hope this weekend with Liverpool still licking their wounds.
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Liverpool v Sheffield United: How to listen
This match will get under way at 8pm on Saturday, October 24.
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Liverpool v Sheffield United: Team news
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Gomez, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Jota, Firmino, Mane, Salah.
Subs: Milner, Adrian, Jones, Minamino, Shaqiri, Phillips, N Williams.
Sheffield United: Ramsdale, Basham, Egan, Ampadu, Baldock, Lundstram, Berge, Osborn, Stevens, McBurnie, Brewster.
Subs: Sharp, Burke, Jagielka, Norwood, McGoldrick, Robinson, Verrips.
Referee: Mike Dean
Liverpool v Sheffield United: Match stats and facts
- Liverpool have won their last three Premier League games against Sheffield United without conceding a single goal, winning by an aggregate score of 3-0 last season.
- Sheffield United have lost 19 of their last 23 away top-flight matches against Liverpool (W3 D1) with their last win at Anfield coming back in April 1994 (a 2-1 victory courtesy of a brace from Jostein Flo).
- Since having their league title win confirmed last season, Liverpool have conceded 25 goals in 12 Premier League games – no side has conceded more. Their previous 25 league goals conceded had come across a period of 38 games.
- Liverpool haven’t failed to win three consecutive Premier League games since May 2018 (D2 L1), with the Reds currently winless in their last two in the competition (D1 L1).
- Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 61 Premier League home games, winning 27 of their last 28 at Anfield. They’ve netted 162 goals in these 61 games (2.7 per game), while conceding just 40 in return (0.7 per game).
- Sheffield United have lost 16 of their last 17 away league matches against the reigning top-flight champion, winning the other 1-0 in 1971-72 at Highbury against Arsenal via a goal from Stewart Scullion.
- Sheffield United are the only side yet to be ahead in a Premier League match this season, picking up their first point of the campaign against Fulham last time out.
- Sheffield United haven’t scored more than once in any of their last 13 Premier League away games (W2 D3 L8), netting just six goals in total since beating Norwich 2-1 in December 2019.
- Liverpool have failed to win consecutive league games in which Mohamed Salah has scored for the first time, losing to Aston Villa and drawing with Everton. Indeed, the Reds had only failed to win two of the last 46 Premier League games in which the Egyptian found the net.
- Liverpool will be without Virgil van Dijk in this match, ending a run of 94 consecutive Premier League games the Dutch defender had started. Since his league debut for the Reds he’s only missed one Premier League match – a 3-0 victory over Huddersfield in January 2018.