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Sheffield United 0 – 2 Liverpool

Liverpool win

Liverpool back to winning ways after beating Sheffield United 2 – 0. Blades goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale produced a string of fine saves to frustrate Liverpool in the first half as the Reds’ recent lack of cutting edge in front of goal looked set to continue.

Liverpool ended a run of four successive Premier League defeats and scored their 7,000th top-flight goal during a victory at Sheffield United that moves them within two points of a Champions League place.

But 20-year-old Curtis Jones showed the clinical touch his team-mates had been missing to break the hosts’ resolve shortly after the interval.

Roberto Firmino’s effort then deflected off Kean Bryan and over a stranded Ramsdale as Liverpool doubled their lead with the club’s 7,000th goal in England’s top division.

The Reds are only the second team to achieve that landmark after Merseyside rivals Everton who has scored 7,108. The victory keeps Jurgen Klopp’s side sixth in the table and they are now two points behind West Ham in fourth.

Sheffield United was competitive throughout and Oliver McBurnie may have done better when he headed wide while unmarked from Oliver Norwood’s cross. But the bottom-placed Blades will now have to produce an unprecedented recovery if they are to remain in the Premier League this season.

Source – BBC News