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Liverpool vs Sheffield United: Preview, predictions and lineups

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Liverpool hope to maneuver one step nearer to the Premier League title on Thursday night after they host struggling Sheffield United at Anfield.

The Reds reclaimed their spot on the high of the desk final Sunday after a 2-1 win in opposition to Brighton, with Manchester Metropolis and Arsenal’s goalless draw on the weekend giving them a bit respiration house. Nevertheless, Jurgen Klopp’s facet should go once more midweek, even when a go to from backside of the desk Sheffield United seems to be routine on paper.

The Blades have managed simply 15 factors all season to date, solely six of which have come on the highway, and Chris Wilder’s facet are at the moment seven factors off security heading into the ultimate weeks of the marketing campaign. They misplaced the reverse fixture 2-0 again in December, however the Yorkshire outfit have managed two consecutive attracts within the Premier League.

Right here is 90min’s information to the sport.

Liverpool vs Sheffield United H2H file (Final 5 Video games)

Present type (all competitions)

Liverpool

Sheffield United

Liverpool 2-1 Brighton – 31/03/24

Sheffield United 3-3 Fulham – 30/03/24

Man Utd 4-3 Liverpool – 17/03/24

Bournemouth 2-2 Sheffield United – 09/03/24

Liverpool 6-1 Sparta Prague – 14/03/24

Sheffield United 0-6 Arsenal – 04/03/24

Liverpool 1-1 Man Metropolis – 10/03/24

Wolves 1-0 Sheffield United – 25/02/24

Sparta Prague 1-5 Liverpool – 07/03/24

Sheffield United 0-5 Brighton – 18/02/24

Nation

TV channel / dwell stream

United Kingdom

TNT Sports activities 2, discovery+, discovery+ App

United States

Peacock

Canada

fuboTV

Curtis Jones

Curtis Jones is again for Liverpool / MB Media/GettyImages

Klopp can be happy to welcome Curtis Jones again for the go to of the Blades, with the midfielder having been sidelined since mid-February. He needs to be accessible in some capability at Anfield, whereas Ibrahima Konate might additionally return to the beginning lineup having made the bench in opposition to Brighton on the weekend.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Diogo Jota are nearing a return however will not be match for Thursday, whereas Alisson remains to be unavailable within the Liverpool objective. Andy Robertson sustained a minor damage on worldwide responsibility however ought to return sooner moderately than later.

Stefan Bajcetic can be getting nearer to that includes earlier than the tip of the present marketing campaign having made simply two appearances this time period. Joel Matip and Thiago are probably out of motion till the tip of the season.

Liverpool predicted lineup (4-3-3): Kelleher; Bradley, Quansah, Van Dijk, Gomez; Szoboszlai, Endo, Mac Allister; Salah, Nunez, Diaz.

Rhian Brewster

Rhian Brewster will not be match for a return to Anfield / Malcolm Couzens/GettyImages

Sheffield United‘s on-field woes are matched by their damage considerations, with Wilder at the moment lacking a complete host of gamers, particularly throughout the backline.

Rhys Norrington-Davies, Max Lowe, George Baldock, John Egan and Chris Basham are all nonetheless lacking for the Blades, whereas former Everton midfielder Tom Davies might miss a return to Merseyside after sustaining a knock.

United have some absentees up high as properly, with Rhian Brewster unavailable in opposition to his former employers. Cameron Archer can be a doubt with a calf damage and Daniel Jebbison is unavailable.

Sheffield United predicted lineup (3-5-2): Grbic; Holgate, Ahmedhodzic, Robinson; Bogle, Souza, Arblaster, Hamer. Osborn; McBurnie, Brereton Diaz.

Even essentially the most optimistic Sheffield United supporter will not expect a end result from their journey to Anfield, though stranger issues have occurred within the Premier League, The Blades have misplaced their final six in opposition to Liverpool and the Reds are unbeaten at dwelling this time period in all competitions.

Realistically, Liverpool ought to stroll to a snug victory on Thursday, particularly with a few of their injured gamers having returned to health in latest weeks. The likes of Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz can be licking their lips forward of a gathering with the league’s leakiest backline.

Prediction: Liverpool 3-0 Sheffield United

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