Lineups

Liverpool

( 4-3-3 )

  • 1. Alisson

  • 12. J. Gomez

  • 66. T. Alexander-Arnold

  • 26. A. Robertson

  • 14. J. Henderson

  • 5. G. Wijnaldum

  • 3. Fabinho

  • 9. Roberto Firmino Goal

    83'
  • 10. S. Mané

  • 20. Diogo Jota Goal

    83'
  • 11. Mohamed Salah

Substitutes

  • 13. Adrián

  • 47. N. Phillips

  • 76. N. Williams

  • 7. J. Milner

    83'
  • 17. C. Jones

  • 23. X. Shaqiri

  • 18. T. Minamino

    83'

England - Premier League

3' J. Lundstram 3' Yellow Card 3'  J. Lundstram 66' E. Stevens 66' Yellow Card 66'  E. Stevens 86' S. Berge 86' Yellow Card 86'  S. Berge 13' S. Berge 13' Penalty 13'   Berge S. Berge 41' Roberto Firmino 41' Goal 41'   Firmino Roberto Firmino 64' Diogo Jota 64' Goal 64'   Jota Diogo Jota
Liverpool

Liverpool

2 - 1

Sheffield United

Sheffield United

  • 13'
    0 - 1
  • 41
    1 - 1
  • HT
    1 - 1
  • 64
    2 - 1
  • Date: 24/10/2020
  • Time: 20:00
  • Venue: Anfield
  • Referee: Mike Dean
Liverpool v Sheffield United - Preview

Date published: 10/23/2020 8:55:33 PM

Liverpool v Sheffield United - Preview

Liverpool to check on Alisson Becker ahead of possible return against Blades

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker is one of four players Jurgen Klopp will make a late check on ahead of the visit of Sheffield United.

The Brazil international has missed three matches with a shoulder injury but has returned to light training and could potentially make a return ahead of schedule.

Klopp is also waiting fitness updates on midfielders Thiago Alcantara (knee), Naby Keita and centre-back Joel Matip (both of whom had minor knocks) as all missed the midweek Champions League victory over Ajax.

Record signing Rhian Brewster could make his full debut for Sheffield United against his former club.

The 20-year-old striker, who joined the Blades earlier this month in a deal that could be worth up to £23million, made his first appearance for Chris Wilder’s side as a second-half substitute in the draw with Fulham.

Max Lowe had to be withdrawn with a head injury in that game and the Blades are awaiting a doctor’s report before deciding if he travels to Merseyside. Meanwhile, after the 1-1 draw with the Cottagers, Wilder revealed that midfielder John Fleck will be out for up to six weeks with a back problem.

Liverpool provisional squad: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Matip, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Keita, Salah, Firmino, Mane, Kelleher, N Williams, R Williams, Milner, Shaqiri, Jones, Minamino, Jota, Origi.

Sheffield United provisional squad: Ramsdale, Foderingham, Baldock, Stevens, Basham, Lowe, Robinson, Bogle, Jagielka, Ampadu, Lundstram, Norwood, Berge, Osborn, McBurnie, Sharp, McGoldrick, Burke, Brewster.

 

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  • Premier League
  • Round 6
  • Anfield
  • Mike Dean
  • 24 Oct, 20:00

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Lineups

Liverpool
(4-3-3)
Sheffield United
(3-5-2)
  • 1. Alisson

  • 12. J. Gomez

  • 66. T. Alexander-Arnold

  • 26. A. Robertson

  • 14. J. Henderson

  • 5. G. Wijnaldum

  • 3. Fabinho

  • 9. Roberto Firmino Goal

    83'
  • 10. S. Mané

  • 20. Diogo Jota Goal

    83'
  • 11. Mohamed Salah

Substitutes

  • 13. Adrián

  • 47. N. Phillips

  • 76. N. Williams

  • 7. J. Milner

    83'
  • 17. C. Jones

  • 23. X. Shaqiri

  • 18. T. Minamino

    83'
  • 1. A. Ramsdale

  • 6. C. Basham

  • 2. G. Baldock

  • 3. E. Stevens Yellow Card

  • 12. J. Egan

  • 22. E. Ampadu

  • 7. J. Lundstram Yellow Card

    76'
  • 8. S. Berge Penalty Yellow Card

  • 23. B. Osborn

  • 9. O. McBurnie

  • 24. R. Brewster

    54'

Substitutes

  • 21. M. Verrips

  • 19. J. Robinson

  • 15. P. Jagielka

  • 14. O. Burke

    54'
  • 16. O. Norwood

  • 10. B. Sharp

  • 17. D. McGoldrick

    76'

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Sheffield United vs Liverpool

There is a 19.6% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Liverpool, at 73.3%, are heavy favorites to beat Sheffield United who have a 7.1% chance.
In simulation wins, Sheffield United upsets Liverpool by averaging 6.3 shots and 2.9 shots on goal.
They average 1.6 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.3 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is Liverpool 2.0 to Sheffield United 0.5.

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    Liverpool 2 - 1 Sheffield United - Match Report

    Date published: 10/25/2020 12:37:58 AM

    Liverpool battle back to beat Sheffield United after fresh VAR controversy

    Sander Berge put the Blades ahead with a contentious penalty but Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota struck for the hosts.


    Liverpool shrugged off another VAR controversy to claim a 2-1 comeback victory over Sheffield United at Anfield.

    Just seven days after the Reds wrote to the Premier League for an explanation of two contentious referrals by David Coote in the Merseyside derby, the video assistant – this time Andre Marriner – found himself in the spotlight again.

    He upgraded Fabinho’s tackle on Oli McBurnie from a free-kick to a penalty despite the Brazil international appearing to win the ball right on the edge of the area – something it is understood the VAR official elected not to check – and Sander Berge did the rest to put the Blades ahead.

    The defending champions escaped a couple more penalty appeals before Roberto Firmino, just before half-time, and Diogo Jota struck to extend Liverpool’s unbeaten home league run to 62 matches, one short of equalling the club record between 1978 and 1981, as they moved second on goal difference.

    It was one of their most hard-fought of 51 victories in that sequence with United not only working hard to hold their early advantage but creating enough opportunities to concern Jurgen Klopp’s side, who had the added security of Alisson Becker back in goal ahead of schedule following a shoulder injury.

    After complaining about Jordan Pickford’s reckless tackle on Virgil Van Dijk which has left the centre-back sidelined for several months and the debatable, marginal offside which ruled out Jordan Henderson’s added-time winner at Everton, the last thing Liverpool needed was more VAR controversy.

    Fabinho's challenge on Oli McBurnie saw Sheffield United awarded a penalty
    Fabinho’s challenge on Oli McBurnie saw Sheffield United awarded a penalty (Stu Forster/PA)

    But that is exactly what they got in the 13th minute when Fabinho tackled McBurnie right on the edge of the area.

    There was some argument whether it was even a foul as the Brazilian appeared to get a touch on the ball but referee Mike Dean immediately awarded a free-kick.

    VAR checked the decision and ruled Dean should upgrade it to a penalty, the first away team to be awarded one in the Premier League at Anfield since Manchester City in October 2018.

    One of Liverpool’s issues at Goodison Park had been the confusing and contradictory explanations given to explain why no action had been taken against Pickford.

    So it would not have impressed them to learn the Premier League subsequently confirmed VAR checked only for whether Fabinho’s transgression was a free-kick or a penalty, not whether it was actually a foul.

    You could almost picture somewhere inside Anfield’s cavernous Main Stand an official was already composing another strongly-worded email even before Berge sent Alisson the wrong way.

    Roberto Firmino drew Liverpool level just before half-time
    Roberto Firmino drew Liverpool level just before half-time (Michael Steele/PA)

    United capitalised on Liverpool being knocked out of their stride as McBurnie, who wanted another penalty for a foul by Trent Alexander-Arnold, fired across goal and Ben Osborn’s volley was parried by Alisson, while yet another shout went up after the ball hit Andy Robertson’s arm from close range.

    Aside from John Egan clearing Sadio Mane’s shot away from an empty goal and Alexander-Arnold testing goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale with a free-kick from the halfway line before they went behind, Liverpool had created little despite their 4-2-3-1 formation allowing them to field Jota alongside their famed front three.

    The visitors’ hard-running covered so much ground to shut off the channels that Klopp’s players began to make unforced errors in possession, and it was not until Mane’s header was palmed by Ramsdale that Firmino equalised four minutes before half-time.

    Midway through the second half VAR ruled out, correctly, a brilliant individual effort from Mohamed Salah, who juggled Alexander-Arnold’s overhead pass before slotting past Ramsdale.

    However, it no reprieve for the visitors as Jota rose to head home Mane’s cross moments later for his second goal in four league matches for his new club.

    Salah hit a post when it seemed easier to score after lifting a shot past Ramsdale to offer the second-bottom visitors hope of snatching an equaliser but, despite their pressure, they slipped to a fifth defeat of the season.

    Lineups

    Sheffield United

    ( 3-5-2 )

    • 1. A. Ramsdale

    • 6. C. Basham

    • 2. G. Baldock

    • 3. E. Stevens Yellow Card

    • 12. J. Egan

    • 22. E. Ampadu

    • 7. J. Lundstram Yellow Card

      76'
    • 8. S. Berge Penalty Yellow Card

    • 23. B. Osborn

    • 9. O. McBurnie

    • 24. R. Brewster

      54'

    Substitutes

    • 21. M. Verrips

    • 19. J. Robinson

    • 15. P. Jagielka

    • 14. O. Burke

      54'
    • 16. O. Norwood

    • 10. B. Sharp

    • 17. D. McGoldrick

      76'