Liverpool v Sheffield United, 02 January 2020

Score2-0 to Liverpool
RefereePaul Tierney
CompetitionPremier League
VenueAnfield
Attendance53,321
Kick-off: 8.00pm Premier League Head to Head Played: 8 Liverpool won: 4 Drawn: 2 Sheffield United won: 2 Liverpool scored: 11 Sheffield United scored: 5 Liverpool had now won on 12 of Sheffield United's last 14 visits to Anfield in all competitions (lost one).

2 Liverpool

Manager: Jürgen Klopp

0 Sheffield United

Manager: Chris Wilder

Goals:

Mohamed Salah 4 G
Sadio Mané 64 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker
Defender Joe Gomez
Defender Andy Robertson
Defender Virgil Van Dijk
Defender/Midfielder Trent Alexander-Arnold
Defender/Midfielder James Milner
Midfielder Jordan Henderson
Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum
Midfielder/Forward Roberto Firmino
Midfielder/Forward Sadio Mané
Midfielder/Forward Mohamed Salah

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Dean Henderson
Defender John Egan
Defender Jack O'Connell
Defender Enda Stevens
Defender/Midfielder George Baldock
Defender/Midfielder Chris Basham
Midfielder John Fleck
Midfielder John Lundstram
Midfielder Oliver Norwood
Forward Lys Mousset

Substitutions:

Divock Origi for Sadio Mané 78
Adam Lallana for Andy Robertson 88
Harvey Elliott for Mohamed Salah 90

Substitutions:

Ollie McBurnie for Lys Mousset 65
Billy Sharp for David McGoldrick 66
Muhamed Bešić for Oliver Norwood 78

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Adrián
Defender Neco Williams
Midfielder Harvey Elliott
Midfielder Curtis Jones
Midfielder/Forward Adam Lallana
Forward Divock Origi

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Michael Verrips
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jagielka
Midfielder Muhamed Bešić
Midfielder/Forward Ben Osborn
Midfielder/Forward Callum Robinson
Forward Ollie McBurnie
Forward Billy Sharp

Comments:

League position: 1st Liverpool had now completed a year without losing a game in the Premier League. Their last league defeat was at Manchester City on 3 January 2019. The second-longest current unbeaten run in the division was 20 days by both Southampton and Watford. They had now kept clean sheets in five consecutive games in the Premier League for the first time since September 2007. Nathaniel Phillips (squad number 47) became the 47th player to be selected in the Reds’ matchday squads so far in this season, to increase the club record for the most players selected in a season in all competitions. The previous record was 42 in 2010-11 and 2015-16. [c/o LFC Match by Match] Sadio Mané had now become the 14th player to score on all seven days of the week for Liverpool. [c/o Ged Rea] Naby Keïta was originally named in the starting line-up before suffering an injury in the pre-match warm-up. James Milner was promoted to the starting XI with Neco Williams taking his place on the bench.

Comments:

League position: 8th Sheffield United had now lost two consecutive league games for the first time since their opening two games of the previous season in the League Championship in August 2018. They conceded more than one goal in consecutive games in all competitions for the first time since November 2018 (two goals in both games in the League Championship). The Blades failed in their attempt to become only the fourth newly-promoted team to win an away game in the Premier League against a team starting the day at the top of the table.