TTSK– (Sheffield United 0-2 Liverpool). Round 15 of Premier League. Liverpool had to win against Sheffield United to close the gap with leading team Arsenal and coach Jurgen Klopp’s team accomplished their goal.
Video Sheffield Utd 0-2 Liverpool
Sheffield United, with home advantage, entered the game confidently and was even the team with the first notable opportunity. In the 12th minute, James McAtee faced goalkeeper Kelleher within 5m50 but his shot could not beat the stunt guard on Liverpool’s side.
It took Liverpool more than 15 minutes to regain the game and from then on, the “Red Brigade” pressed Sheffield United. In the 37th minute, Van Dijk opened the score for Liverpool after Arnold’s cross. This was also the only goal in the first half.
In the second half, Salah almost doubled the gap for Liverpool in the 56th minute if Sheffield United goalkeeper Foderingham did not play excellently.
The drama climaxed at the end of the match. In the 87th minute, Sheffield United players demanded a penalty after McAtee fell in the penalty area but the referee said no. In extra time, Szoboszlai sealed the victory for Liverpool with a shot into the roof of the net.
Winning easily, Liverpool consolidated second place in the Premier League rankings with 34 points, while narrowing the gap with leading team Arsenal to 2 points.
FT: Sheffield Utd 0-2 Liverpool
Liverpool: Van Dijk 37′, Szoboszlai 90+4′
Sheffield United: Foderingham, Bogle, Ahmedhodzic, Trusty, Robinson, Brooks, McAtee, Vinicius Souza, Hamer, Osula, Archer.
Liverpool: Kelleher, Arnold, Konate, van Dijk, Gomez, Szoboszlai, Endo, Mac Allister, Salah, Gakpo, Diaz.
There were positive signs in early November when Sheffield United won 4 points after 2 matches against Wolves and Brighton. But very quickly, Sheffield United returned to the ground with 2 unexpected defeats, receiving up to 8 goals. Most notably, the 0-5 loss at Burnley proved that Sheffield United’s strength is not enough to compete in the Premier League. After 14 matches, The Blades continue to be bottom of the table with 5 points, 4 points from safety.
A home team like this is definitely Liverpool’s favorite prey. The recent super dramatic victory over Fulham greatly increased the morale of Jurgen Klopp’s teachers and students. In fact, Liverpool is unbeaten in the 7th match in the domestic tournament. However, away from home, Liverpool’s performance is alarming, drawing 3 and losing 1 in the last 4 matches away from home in the Premier League.