Sheffield United vs Liverpool match ended in a 0-2 draw for the away team. It was the 26th week of the Premier League match held at Bramall Lane Stadium, on Monday (1/3/2021) in the early hours of the morning.
Liverpool's winning goal was scored by Curtis Jones in the 48th minute and Roberto Firmino. From opta's website, the goal created by Roberto Firmino became Liverpool's 7,000th goal at the highest level of the Premier League. The statistics make Liverpool the second team in Premier League history to score 7,000 goals after city rivals Everton. To date, Everton have recorded 7,208 goals in the Premier League's top flight.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp is grateful for his team's win over Sheffield United. The win ended Liverpool's poor record after losing their last four Premier League games - a 1-0 win over Liverpool.
"You know, Sheffield United often lose but with a small score difference. Obviously this match went interesting to the end," Juergen Klopp said after the game, quoted Pikiran-rakyat.com from Skysports.
He judged that his team should have scored from the first half of the game, if they saw the opportunities gained.
"In the first half, we actually scored three goals and I think Robbo should have created a hattrick," Juergen Klopp said.
"It shows how often we create chances and how to finish chances pretty well, although of course we need improvement," he added.
Meanwhile, Sheffueld United manager Chris Wilder admits Liverpool's quality is far superior to his team's.
"To beat Liverpoll, your team needs to be in the best shape," Wilder said.
"Regardless of the poor results they have had in the last two or three games, Liverpool are still one of the best teams," he concluded.
Sheffield United vs Liverpool result put Liverpool back on track after last week's 0-2 draw with Everton. However, this victory did not shift Liverpool's ranking in the Premier League position.
The defending Premier League champions remain sixth with 43 points from 26 matches. Meanwhile, Liverpool are 19 points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table.
Sheffield United's position is also unchanged. Chris Wilder's side remain 20th in the standings with 11 points.
Sheffield United vs Liverpool first half match report
Liverpool dominated possession with 62 per cent possession in the first half. However, they were frustrated with the brilliant performance of Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.
During the first half, the English goalkeeper made five crucial saves. Reported from the Opta website, the number of saves was the highest in the first half of a Premier League game in Ramsdale's career.
Sheffield United, on the other hand, rely solely on direct ball and a repainted counter-attack creates only two shots on target.
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Sheffield United were almost superior when Ozan Kabak's own goal in the 36th minute was disallowed by match referee Jon Moss. The own goal was disallowed because in the process Oliver McBurnie, the Sheffield United striker, was left offside.
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In the second half, Liverpool managed to create a quick goal in the 48th minute through Curtis Jones' kick. The goal came from Trent Alexander-Arnold who gave the ball away on the right.
In fact, Phil Jagielka, the Sheffield United defender, managed to block the pass. However, due to his imperfect sweep, the ball went to Curtis Jones who was standing free inside the Sheffield United penalty box.
Curtis Jones easily put the ball into the net with a right-footed shot. After falling behind, the home team tried to get out to put pressure on Liverpool. However, in the 65th minute Sheffield United conceded after Roberto Firmino scored liverpool's second goal.
The goal came from Roberto Firmino's one-two with Sadio Mane and Curtis Jones in front of the opposing team's penalty area. Once inside the box, Firmino performed individual action against two players and ended with a right-footed shot.
Firmino's shot hit the foot of Kean Bryan, the Sheffield United defender. However, the ball stayed in the net as Ramsdale fell as the ball passed over his head.
After a two-goal lead, Liverpool continued to dominate the game. However, Liverpool lowered the tension of the match to maintain the lead. Sheffield United, meanwhile, are still struggling to break into Liverpool's defence due to their poor final pass. Until the Sheffield United Vs Liverpool match ended, the score was unchanged.