Where to watch Liverpool vs Sheffield United? Predicted Lineup and Injury news
Liverpool welcome Sheffield United to Anfield on Saturday evening looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League.
The champions have picked up just one point and shipped nine goals in their last two top-flight outings, including a highly controversial 2-2 Merseyside derby draw with Everton last time out.
However, they are unbeaten in their last 61 Premier League outings at Anfield, taking 82 points from the last 84 on offer there, and host a Sheffield United side with only one point and two goals to their name this term.
Liverpool expected lineup vs Sheffield United
Adrian will once again start in goal with Alisson Becker still sidelined, although the Brazilian could be back before the end of the month.
Wednesday’s win at Ajax will have eased concerns over how they will fare without Virgil Van Dijk.
With Joel Matip also sidelined for that match, Fabinho filled in alongside Joe Gomez and his performance is likely to have earned him another starting spot this weekend.
Matip could yet be available, but Klopp will not take any risks over his slight muscle injury given how light he is for centre-back options already.
Joe Gomez will partner Fabinho at the centre back spot and the full backs will be their usuals TAA and Andy Robertson.
Thiago Alcantara will also undergo a late fitness test ahead of this match, having missed the trip to Amsterdam with the knee injury he sustained in Richarlison’s red-card challenge during last weekend’s derby. Jordan Henderson should also return to the starting lineup, despite only being deemed fit enough for 45 minutes during the week, while Naby Keita is expected to be available again and could go straight back into the XI. Wijnaldum would partner Keita in the midfield with the availability of Thiago still dicey.
Klopp was able to withdraw Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane on the hour mark at the Johan Cruyff ArenA and all three should therefore be fresh to start again on Saturday.
Mane did need ice on his leg following his withdrawal, but Klopp was quick to play down concerns over his fitness, insisting that the winger had a dead leg which was not causing him serious problems.
Liverpool will go with their usual 4-3-3 formation
At the goalkeeping spot will be Adrian
RB- Trent Alexander Arnold
RCB- Joe Gomez
LB- Andy Robertson
CM- Jordan Henderson
CM- Naby Keita
CM- Georginio Wijnaldum
RW- Mohd. Salah
ST- Roberto Firmino
LW- Sadio Mane
Where to watch Liverpool vs Sheffield United
The match will be broadcasted live on Sky Sports Box Office. Liverpool are without Virgil van Dijk, but Joel Matip should be fit to return if needed by Liverpool.