Sheffield Utd vs Liverpool preview | Team news | Expected Line-up’s | Prediction
This is our match preview ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Sheffield United including team news and line-ups
Liverpool will be hoping to maintain their perfect start to the Premier League season when they take on Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday lunchtime.
The Reds eased into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a 2-0 win at MK Dons on Wednesday night but Jurgen Klopp’s focus is on higher aspirations this season as he looks to end Liverpool’s wait for a league title.
The Merseysiders couldn’t have made a better start to the new campaign as last week’s 2-1 win at Chelsea made it six wins from six league games to remain five points clear at the top so Klopp will want to at least maintain that advantage with another win at Bramall Lane.
However, newly-promoted Sheffield United won’t make life easy for Liverpool and they’ve already taken points off Chelsea and Everton this season so they’ll be looking to cause another upset tomorrow afternoon.
Liverpool have been handed a major boost as Sadio Mane is available for selection again after returning to full training having picked up a minor knock against Chelsea last weekend.
Divock Origi is also set to return to the squad after overcoming an ankle injury but Xherdan Shaqiri remains on the sidelines with a calf injury that he picked up in training earlier this week.
Alisson Becker is expected to resume full training on Sunday after recovering from a calf injury but this game comes too soon so Adrian will continue in goal. The likes of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk will be recalled after being rested in midweek.
As for Sheffield United, they’ll be without David McGoldrick as he’s struggling with a muscle problem while Billy Sharp serves the last match of his suspension.
Sheffield United 1-2 Liverpool: Liverpool have never won a Premier League match at Bramall Lane [W0 D2 L1] in three attempts so they’ll be looking to end that run tomorrow. The Reds have an excellent record against newly-promoted sides having won their last 12 matches against teams who’ve come up from the Championship and I see them extending that run against the Blades. Liverpool have been faultless in the league so far and although I do think this will be a tricky test, I’m backing Klopp’s men to take home all three points.
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