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The outcomes of their final 10 conferences

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Liverpool will look to regain their spot on the high of the Premier League desk on Thursday evening once they host struggling Sheffield United at Anfield.

Sunday’s victory over Brighton coupled with the draw between title rivals Manchester Metropolis and Arsenal ensured the Reds headed into Gameweek 31 in first place in England’s high flight and one other victory is predicted to maintain their cost alive forward of supervisor Jurgen Klopp’s impending departure.

The Merseysiders have a very robust current report in opposition to the Blades, too. This is how the 2 sides have fared of their final ten conferences.

Virgil Van Dijk

Van Dijk scored when Liverpool overpowered Sheffield Utd / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Liverpool saved the strain on Premier League title rivals Arsenal with this December victory over Sheffield Utd.

Chris Wilder had simply returned to Bramall Lane as supervisor and obtained a hero’s welcome from the house crowd, basking within the glory of the ‘He is considered one of our personal’ chants, however Virgil van Dijk’s half-volley silenced the Blades supporters shortly earlier than half-time.

Darwin Nunez then gained possession with a strong problem on Jayden Bogle late on within the build-up to the second purpose as Dominik Szoboszlai completed properly within the 94th minute to spherical off a 2-0 win.

Curtis Jones

Jones opened the scoring in February 2021 / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

Neither Liverpool nor Sheffield Utd had loved seasons to recollect in 2020/21 by the point this February assembly rolled round. The Reds nonetheless had the fearsome entrance three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane at Klopp’s disposal, however accidents in defence meant there have been begins for the likes of goalkeeper Adrian, Nat Phillips and Ozan Kabak.

The Blades had solely taken 11 factors from 25 matches after staying up so impressively the season prior. They held out till the second half when Curtis Jones lastly confirmed some scientific edge, placing Liverpool forward within the forty eighth minute, and the job was completed off when Firmino’s strike deflected off Kean Bryan and looped over Aaron Ramsdale.

Diogo Jota

Jota gained the factors for Liverpool / Stu Forster/GettyImages

Liverpool’s hopes of defending their Premier League title gained in 2019/20 had been dealt a large blow when Van Dijk suffered a long-term harm in a Merseyside derby instantly earlier than this conflict at Anfield.

Fabinho crammed in at centre-back however gave away a penalty early on when he introduced down Oli McBurnie, permitting Sander Berge to fit in from 12 yards.

Firmino managed to transform a rebound from a saved Salah shot within the forty first minute and Diogo Jota’s header secured all three factors within the second half, transferring Klopp’s facet degree with early pace-setters Everton.

Sadio Mane

Mane sealed the factors at Anfield / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/GettyImages

Liverpool additionally put two objectives previous Sheffield Utd in January 2020 once they made it a 12 months with out shedding within the Premier League.

The Blades had been a top-half facet as they visited Merseyside however a defensive mishap from George Baldock helped Andy Robertson arrange Salah early on. Whereas the guests had been spirited and had a purpose dominated out for offside, Mane’s Sixty fourth-minute strike ensured an easy win for the champions-elect.

Dean Henderson

Henderson’s mistake value Sheffield Utd some extent / Laurence Griffiths/GettyImages

A Dean Henderson gaffe proved sufficient for Liverpool to depart Bramall Lane with the factors in September 2019, with Sheffield Utd boss Chris Wilder fairly scathing in his evaluation after the fixture.

Seen on the time as a possible long-term successor for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, Henderson’s mistake arrived within the seventieth minute as he made a hash of Georginio Wijnaldum’s effort, permitting the ball to agonisingly squirm over the road.

Talking post-match, Wilder quipped: “I’m not going to place my arms round him, merely he must do higher.” Ouch.

End result

Date

Competitors

Sheffield Utd 0-2 Liverpool

6 December 2023

Premier League

Sheffield Utd 0-2 Liverpool

28 February 2021

Premier League

Liverpool 2-1 Sheffield Utd

24 October 2020

Premier League

Liverpool 2-0 Sheffield Utd

2 January 2020

Premier League

Sheffield Utd 0-1 Liverpool

28 September 2019

Premier League

Liverpool 4-0 Sheffield Utd

24 February 2007

Premier League

Sheffield Utd 1-1 Liverpool

19 August 2006

Premier League

Liverpool 2-0 Sheffield Utd (AET)

21 January 2003

League Cup

Sheffield Utd 2-1 Liverpool

8 January 2003

League Cup

Sheffield Utd 0-0 Liverpool

2 April 1994

Premier League

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