In case of success tonight against Sheffield, Liverpool could come back to the height of Everton, leader of the Premier League, who challenge Souhampton on Sunday. The Reds, who recovered Alisson in the cages, could therefore estimate that all lights were green to win, knowing that they were playing at home for this meeting. It was without counting on determined Blades and who were going to jostle Jurgen Klopp’s men and even open the scoring from the penalty spot in the quarter of an hour of play.
A fault by Fabinho on McBurnie allowed Berge to reward the visitors’ good start. The locals would retort shortly before the break thanks to Roberto Firmino’s first goal in the league this season. The Brazilian took advantage of a header from Mané pushed back to his feet by Ramsdale following a cross from Henderson to equalize. 1-1, that was the score at the break.
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Liverpool would be more inspired offensively in the second act. Shortly after the hour mark, Klopp’s men thought they would gain the advantage thanks to Salah, but the Egyptian’s goal was called off for an offside. It was only a postponement, however, since the Merseyside club would take the advantage two minutes later by the unstoppable header from Jota, who deceived Ramsdale on a service from Mané (64th).
Liverpool continued to push and ten minutes from time, Salah eliminated his bodyguard and found himself in a duel with Ramsdale. The former Roma stung his attempt which found the post. Nothing was going to be registered in this meeting, despite the late inclinations of the Blades. 2-1, the defending champion is provisionally at the top of the Premier League. By the way, Salah’s teammates are now unbeaten at home in 62 League matches.