Liverpool vs Sheffield United: Firmino, Jota fire Reds to victory over Blades

Liverpool vs Sheffield United: Firmino, Jota fire Reds to victory over Blades

- Liverpool overcame stubborn Sheffield United to stretch home unbeaten run to 62 games

- Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota scored the two goals that inspired the Reds to victory

- Jurgen Klopp's men are two points adrift of table-toppers Everton

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Liverpool came from one goal down to beat stubborn Sheffield United 2-1 and stretch their unbeaten run at Anfield to 61 games.

The victory also saw the Reds bounce back to winning ways having dropped points in their Merseyside Derby against Everton at the Goodison Park last weekend.

They also lost one of their key players Virgil van Dijk to a long injury lay off and has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

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Sander Berge shot the visitors ahead just after 13 minutes of action from the spot-kick after Fabinho was said to have fouled Oliver McBurnie just at the edge of the box.

Liverpool vs Sheffield United: Firmino, Jota fire Reds to victory over Blades
Liverpool's Diogo Jota heading his side ahead over Sheffield United at Anfield. Photo by Peter Byrne - Pool
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And after the Video Assistant Referee review, the away team was given a penalty which resulted in them taking the lead before the quarter-hour mark.

Chris Wilder's men were unable to hold on to their lead beyond the 41st minute after tapping into the net from close range.

The Brazilian superstar benefited from a poor save by Aaron Ramsdale after Sadio Mane tried heading home an equaliser four minutes before half time.

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Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool the lead for the first time in the 63rd minute but his goal was chopped off for offside.

However, one minute later, Diogo Jota headed the Reds ahead after towering to meet Mane's cross from the left flank.

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Jurgen Klopp's men have now amassed 11 points from six games while sitting two spots away from the table-toppers Everton. earlier reported that Manchester United played out a goalless draw against Chelsea in a highly cautious Premier League encounter at Old Trafford.

Both sides had several half chances to take the lead but in the end, they had to settle for a solitary point.

In a highly cagey affair, no shots on target were witnessed in the opening quarter of the game which proved to be a tactical battle between the two managers.

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