Liverpool v Sheffield United : English Premier League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Published On: October 23, 2020, 8:59 pm (1 month ago)
Author: Olusanya Akinrinola

Date :Saturday 24th October,2020
Time: 8:00pm
Stadium Anfield
Referee Mike Dean (England)

Goal Scorer:
Team News:
Liverpool
Van Dijk's run of 94 consecutive Premier League starts will come to an end, and he is unlikely to be the only key Liverpool player missing from this match with Alisson Becker still struggling with a shoulder problem - although Klopp refused to entirely rule the Brazilian out.

Klopp may be able to welcome Thiago Alcantara back into his side after he avoided a serious injury from Richarlison's red-card challenge in the derby last weekend.

Matip is also pushing for a return after missing out in midweek, although Fabinho's performance against Ajax could see him keep his place alongside Joe Gomez at the heart of the defence.

Naby Keita should be back available again, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains a long-term absentee and Kostas Tsimikas is also still out.

Klopp was able to withdraw all of his front three on the hour mark against Ajax and, despite Sadio Mane being pictured icing his leg after coming off, all three are expected to start again this weekend.

Diogo Jota did impress off the bench in Amsterdam, though, and so will be pushing for a start amid questions over Roberto Firmino's fitness.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Fabinho, Robertson; Thiago, Henderson, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Liverpool Premier League form: WWWLD
Liverpool form (all competitions): WWLLDW

Sheffield United
Liverpool are by no means the only team with injury issues, and Sheffield United are also without a key centre-back for the season with Jack O'Connell needing surgery on a knee injury.

Indeed, Wilder went as far as to claim that his side missing O'Connell, John Fleck and Lys Mousset is a "bigger blow" than Liverpool losing Van Dijk.

Max Lowe lasted only 19 minutes of his Premier League debut last weekend before being forced off with concussion, which is expected to keep him out of this match.

Ethan Ampadu could therefore return to the back three, with Enda Stevens switching back out to left wing-back.

Wilder could also be tempted to hand Rhian Brewster his full debut for the club against the team he left during the summer, hoping that the youngster will have a point to prove to Klopp and co at Anfield.
Sheffield United possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; Basham, Ampadu, Egan; Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Berge, Stevens; McBurnie, Brewster
Sheffield United Premier League form: LLLLD
Sheffield United form (all competitions): LLLLLD

Prediction: Liverpool 2-0 Sheffield United



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