Liverpool 3-1 Sheffield United : Late surge puts Reds on top of table


Liverpool beat Sheffield United by 3-1 at Anfield, Thursday. Jurgen Klopp and his team navigated a tricky ninety minutes to get back to the Premier League top.

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Darwin Nunez gave Liverpool a lead after forcing an error by the goalkeeper, but Sheffield United showed their grit and equalized it with Conor Bradley’s goal.

When nerves appeared to be taking over, Alexis Mac Allister took the opportunity to score a stunning goal. Cody Gakpo also added some gloss to the scoreline.

All three teams still have eight games left to play. Sheffield United, ranked 20th, has 15 points and is 10 points from safety.

Newcomers in midfield driving title push

Alexis Mac Allister took some time to settle down at Liverpool. Dominik Szoboszlai’s form has fluctuated this season. Both players, who arrived in the summer, are now major reasons why Liverpool is top of the league. There are eight games left. Mac Allister’s stunning goal to make it 2-1 highlighted his importance in the last few weeks. He now has 10 goals in his 11 games for Liverpool in all competitions and the Argentine wizard looks more and more comfortable in the No. 10 shirt. It’s because he plays in a more advanced position, which is his normal position. Szoboszlai has also become a machine, as he wins the ball back so many times and is very clever in how he uses that ball. These new midfielders should have given Liverpool a fresh dynamic. It took them a while to settle down, and for the well-drilled Liverpool squad to learn how best to use Mac Allister and Szoboszlai. It took a while for them to settle down, but now they look seamless. This duo will thrive for many seasons ahead of Endo. The balance of the trio is perfect, and both Mac Allister & Szoboszlai stand out as leaders as Liverpool surges towards the Premiership title.

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You can see Alexis Mac Allister as the star of Liverpool via our friends at He also dictated the pace and stepped up the intensity after Sheffield United’s shock goal. He has developed into a leader for Liverpool, and has consistently contributed goals and assists in the run-up. Diaz Nunez and Szoboszlai also played very well. McAtee of Sheffield United, on loan to Man City, also played well and made an excellent cross for their goal.

What’s next?

On Sunday, April 7, Liverpool will face their bitter rivals Manchester United while Sheffield United will host Chelsea.

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Liverpool vs Sheffield United Final Score: 3-1

Nunez 17′, Mac Allister 77′, Gakpo 90′; Bradley OG 58′

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Full time: Liverpool 3-2 Sheffield United

After eight more victories, they are Premier League champions. Sheffield United deserves credit. Sheffield United fought hard and had many chances, but Liverpool’s superior quality was the difference.

Game. Set. Match. Gakpo scores – Liverpool 3-1 Sheffield United (9th minute).

Robertson crosses the ball beautifully from the left side. Gakpo has a long distance to go, but he scores to seal the victory. Liverpool will return to the top of Premier League table.

Gakpo’s header gives Liverpool a 3-1 lead over Blades

Cody Gakpo’s header secures the three points for Liverpool, as the Reds have a two-goal advantage over Sheffield United in the second half of the game at Anfield.

Mac Allister hits a bar with a free kick.

The Argentine wizard nearly wins it from distance when his beautiful free kick hits and comes out. Mac Allister is a close second and Liverpool a third.

Alexis Mac Allister slams home a stunner. – Liverpool 2 – 1 Sheffield United (77th Minute)

In the final 15-minutes, Liverpool scores that mandatory goal. Alexis Mac Allister scores a beautiful goal in the far corner after Sheffield United has half cleared a cross. It’s, as they say: absolute scenes.

Robertson gets close

Oh my, that was just inches away. Robertson is at the back post, but his shot is wide. Many in the crowd thought it was in. 15 minutes remaining. Liverpool is the Premier League leader in scoring in the final fifteen minutes of games (24 goals).

Blades push for a second

You know they’re going to do this. Ollie McBurnie, the substitute, pulls a cross across goal from a box and Liverpool hacks it clear. Anfield is now tense. Sheffield United feed off of it. Szoboszlai is replaced by Gakpo, Jones and Gomez.

Grbic denies Van Dijk

How do you give Virgil van Dijk a header for free? Sheffield United did, and Ivo Grbic was able to push the ball wide.

Sheffield United is level! Liverpool 1-1 Sheffield United (58th Minute)

Oh my God! Sheffield United is level with Liverpool! Gus Hamer started it and James McAtee crossed to the backpost. Hamer headed the ball against Bradley and the ball deflected past Kelleher. Wow. What a turn of events in the title race. Liverpool responds with a two-substitution and Salah, Gravenberch and Robertson are out.

Half time: Liverpool 1, Sheffield United

Nunez’s goal is the difference between the two teams, and Liverpool has done enough to take a lead at half-time. The Blades created chances in the first and second halves to give Jurgen Klipp’s team something to think about. Can the Reds win with a quick second-half goal? They will do that…

Kelleher, a good stop

Kelleher saves Bogle’s low shot, and Liverpool clear. The longer the score stays at 1-0, the better chance the Blades have of grabbing a point.

Liverpool continues to press the issue

Sheffield United has a real problem getting on the ball. Liverpool is winning it back every time and causing trouble. It is a matter of if not when Liverpool will score their second goal. Grbic denies Szoboszlai’s latest attempt from outside the box.

Liverpool 1-0 Sheffield United (17th min): Bizarre goal when Nunez blocks Grbic’s clearance, and it trickles into the goal.

What a strange way to start the game for Liverpool. Nunez charges down Ivo Gric’s clearance, and the ball hits him and trickles across the line. Nunez did well to chase that ball down. Grbic made a bad mistake but this is also a freak event.

The hosts are cranked through the gears

Liverpool are starting to play better. They are starting to create chances one after another. The latest was when Salah played in Nunez. The Uruguayan got past his man, but he couldn’t find Diaz. The pressure is building.

Salah’s shot was tipped.

Liverpool has woken up. Grbic claws away a cross, but it falls to Salah. He tries to lob it at him but Grbic tips the ball over for a corner.

Sheffield United should have been ahead in the first minute

McAtee should score from a long-throw flicked to him at the back post, but Kelleher saves it low. Ben Brereton Diaz is almost able to score at the backpost after the resulting corner. Liverpool must wake up. Fast. Sheffield United has a lot of chances.

Liverpool Line-up

Kelleher; Bradley, Konate, Van Dijk, Gomez; Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Gravenberch; Salah, Nunez, Diaz

Sheffield United lineup

Grbic; Holgate, Ahmedhodzic, Trusty; Bogle, Souza, Arblaster, Hamer, Robinson; McAtee, Diaz

Liverpool Focus on Team News

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Diogo Jota.Knee – Out MonthsAlissonthigh injuryJoel Matip (torn anterior cruciate ligament – out of season), Stefan Bajcetic, Thiago Alcantara

Sheffield United Focus on Team News

OUT: John Egan, George Baldock, Chris Basham, Max Lowe and Daniel Jebbison.


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