Liverpool vs Sheffield United
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 24 October 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
adepleted Liverpool will be hoping to return to winning ways in the Premier League on Saturday when they welcome struggling Sheffield United to Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s side will again be without key players, but this still looks like a winnable fixture for the Reds against a Blades side who have yet to register a win in any competition this season.
Liverpool vs Sheffield United: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Klopp’s men are on a three-match winning run against this opponent, and they kept clean sheets in all these games.
- The last Chris Wilder’s men won against this rival was back in 1994.
- In the past 26 years, not once have the guests scored a goal at Anfield.
- In the past three decades, the home team has a 100% winning record at this venue, barring a single game in 1994.
Liverpool vs Sheffield United: Prediction
Although they have some injury concerns, Liverpool still pick up three points. Sheffield United have lost much of last season’s confidence and momentum and the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and Roberto Firimino will make it a tough afternoon. Fabinho was outstanding in defence in the Champions League win over Ajax and Liverpool should contain and outscore a shot-shy Blades side.
Liverpool vs Sheffield United team news
Joel Matip, Kostas Tsimikas, Naby Keita and Thiago will be assessed after missing Wednesday’s Champions League win over Ajax, although Alisson, van Dijk and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all definitely ruled out.
Max Lowe has joined Lys Mousset, Jack O’Connell, and John Fleck on the sidelines after suffering concussion in last weekend’s draw with Fulham.
Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Fabinho, Robertson; Keita, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Unavailable: Oxlade-Chamberlain (Injured), Tsimikas (Injured), Van Dijk (Injured)
Questionable: Alisson (Injured), Matip (Injured), Thiago (Injured), Keita (Injured)
Predicted line-up (3-5-2): Ramsdale; Ampadu, Basham, Robinson; Baldock, Berge, Lundstram, Norwood, Stevens; Brewster, McBurnie
Unavailable: Moore (Injured), Mousset (Injured), O’Connell (Injured), Fleck (Injured)
Questionable: Lowe (Injured)