Liverpool vs Sheffield United LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Liverpool vs Sheffield United LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Liverpool reclaimed the lead in an enthralling Premier league title race as Alexis Mac Allister's thunderbolt and a late header by Cody Gakpo secured a nervy 3-1 home victory over bottom club Sheffield United on Thursday.

Liverpool have 70 points from 30 games, two ahead of Arsenal and three more than champions Manchester City, both of whom won on Wednesday to crank up the pressure.

A bizarre opener by Darwin Nunez after 17 minutes when he closed down keeper Ivo Grbic and blocked his attempted clearance into the net looked set to open the floodgates as Liverpool sought the win they needed to dislodge Arsenal from top spot.

But Juergen Klopp's side were way below their best and United stunned the Anfield crowd shortly after halftime when a Connor Bradley own goal levelled the scores.

The visitors looked capable of hanging on for a shock point before a loose ball came out to Mac Allister in the 76th minute and he smashed a swerving right-foot effort into the top corner.

Gakpo then made sure of the points in the 90th minute.

United are 10 points behind the safety zone and look set for a swift return to the Championship.

Liverpool vs Sheffield United highlights

  • Liverpool leave it late as Mac Allister sends Reds top of the pile

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Liverpool leave it late as Mac Allister sends Reds top of the pile

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Alexis Mac Allister sent Liverpool back to the top of the Premier League with a brilliant goal ensured Jurgen Klopp's side squeezed past Sheffield United.

The Reds were made to work for the vital three points after Gustavo Hamer had forced Conor Bradley to put through his own net following Darwin Nunez's first-half opener.

Read the full story here!

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FT: Liverpool 3-1 Sheffield United

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Reds go top of the Premier League but are made to work for their victory.

GOAL! Liverpool 3-1 Sheffield United | Cody Gakpo '90

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90 mins: GOAL!

Gakpo nods in a late third to ensure three points for Liverpool!

Liverpool 2-1 Sheffield United

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84 mins: OFF THE BAR!

Mac Allister’s free-kick takes a nick on the way and slaps against the upright!

Liverpool 2-1 Sheffield United

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82 mins: It’s been all Liverpool since the goal as they look to put this game out of sight.

The Blades, however, are still hanging in there.

Liverpool 2-1 Sheffield United | Alexis Mac Allister '75

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75 mins: WHAT A GOAL!

Mac Allister with a screamer into the roof of the net from just outside the box as the Blades fail to clear lines!

Liverpool 1-1 Sheffield United

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73 mins: Elliott with a fine cross over to Robertson at the far post but he volleys just wide.

Liverpool 1-1 Sheffield United

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72 mins: Gakpo and Jones on for Gomez and Szoboszlai.

Liverpool 1-1 Sheffield United

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70 mins: Its corner after corner for Liverpool now.

They simply cannot get out of their own box.

Liverpool 1-1 Sheffield United

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64 mins: Van Dijk sees his header saved after a dangerous looking corner!

Liverpool are all hands to the pump now

Liverpool 1-1 Sheffield United

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61 mins: Salah is taken off and he’s not happy about it, albeit it’s surely with Sunday’s game against Manchester United in mind.

GOAL! Liverpool 1-1 Sheffield United | Conor Bradley won '58

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58 mins: GOAL!

The Blades are back in it!

McAtee curls onto the back post and Hamer heads it onto Bradley, beating Kelleher!

Liverpool 1-0 Sheffield United

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54 mins: Kelleher out really well to stop Diaz getting in after a Blades clearance.

Liverpool 1-0 Sheffield United

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50 mins: Salah sees his volley easily saved.

Liverpool 1-0 Sheffield United

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Back underway at Anfield!

Liverpool 1-0 Sheffield United

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HT: Nunez’s goal the difference so far.

Liverpool 1-0 Sheffield United

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44 mins: The Blades are fighting but Liverpool are in almost total control.

Liverpool 1-0 Sheffield United

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37 mins: Gravenberch tries his luck from range now but it’s well saved.

Liverpool 1-0 Sheffield United

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35 mins: As much as Sheffield United have defended well, they’re really not creating much. After a sloppy start, these are the almost perfect conditions for Liverpool.

Liverpool 1-0 Sheffield Unite

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33 mins: Mac Allister sees an effort sizzle just wide from around 20 yards. Inches away.

Liverpool 1-0 Sheffield United

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27 mins: The Blades are still in this, for now.

Other than the mistake for Nunez’s goal, they’ve actually been pretty solid defensively.

Liverpool 1-0 Sheffield United

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21 mins: Great feet from Nunez as he creates space for a shot in the box but he can’t get enough power on it and the ‘keeper saves.

Liverpool 1-0 Sheffield United | Darwin Nunez '16

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16 mins: GOAL!

An absolute gift for Liverpool!

Grbic under no pressure as he attempts to hoof the ball up field but Nunez chases it down and the ball rebounds off the striker into the back of the net!

Liverpool 0-0 Sheffield United

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13 mins: Salah attempts to curl one in from just left of the box but it goes just wide.

Liverpool 0-0 Sheffield United

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10 mins: It’s all Liverpool now, albeit Salah’s chip is the only chance thus far.

Liverpool 0-0 Sheffield United

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05 mins: The Reds have settled somewhat and Salah looks to chip Grbic, though the Blades ‘keeper tips it over.

Liverpool 0-0 Sheffield United

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02 mins: A really sloppy start from Liverpool here.

Liverpool 0-0 Sheffield United

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01 mins: Liverpool almost got cold as McAtee meets Robinson’s long throw but Kelleher saves!

Diaz then just misses another flick on from a corner!


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Away we go!

Jurgen Klopp's pre-match message

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The Liverpool boss insists his side are not looking at the table...

"Calm. I know people might not believe that, I am pretty calm. I cannot force it and it is about making sure the boys enjoy it because it's still a game,” he said.

A sight Liverpool fans will enjoy seeing

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A big boost for the squad!

Liverpool team news: Jones returns but no Endo

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It is a welcome return to the bench for Curtis Jones, who was in good form before getting injured at Brentford almost two months ago.

Wataru Endo, however, misses out on the squad entirely.

Confirmed Sheffield United lineup

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Sheffield United XI: Grbic; Trusty, Ahmdhodzic, Holgate, Robinson, Bogle; Hamer, Souza, Arblaster; McAtee, Diaz

Subs: Foderingham, McBurnie, Norwood, Osborn, Slimane, Larouci, Curtis, Osula, Brooks

Confirmed Liverpool lineup

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

Subs: Adrain, Jones, Gakpo, Elliott, Tsimikas, Robertson, Clark, Danns, Quansah

Jurgen Klopp hails Alexis Mac Allister amid stunning Liverpool form

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"I desperately wanted him," added Klopp. "So thank god we got him.

"Everything he learned at Brighton was super useful, but then it is about adapting to a different role. The eight is his best position, but he can play the six role too.

"I am very happy and I have never wanted to restrict him. We had talks before we signed him and after that I was positive that he was a fantastic boy.

"He is just a great player and a super footballer and person."

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(Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp reacts to claims Liverpool are now favourites for the Premier League title

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"One of the most important things to get through this period is just to ignore the outside mess," he said.

"We have to be emotional but in the right way."

Ruben Amorim: Liverpool could miss out on second manager target as Barcelona step up interest

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Liverpool face stiff competition from Barcelona to appoint top manager target Ruben Amorim this summer.

According to the Independent, the Catalan giants had hoped to get a clear run at the Sporting head coach with Liverpool and Bayern Munich targeting Bayer Leverkusen's Xabi Alonso.

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Liverpool vs Sheffield United: Tonight's venue

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How it looks before the storm..

Pep Guardiola names new Premier League title favourites with Man City behind Arsenal and Liverpool

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes Liverpool are favourites in the title race after his side drew with Arsenal.

The Gunners held City to a 0-0 draw on Sunday at the Etihad, ending their run of eight straight defeats there.

It was the first time in 57 homes games that City had failed to score at home and the result means they stay third in the League.

Liverpool are now top of the table after beating Brighton earlier on Sunday, with Arsenal two points off them in second.

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Ruben Amorim hints at Liverpool interest amid release clause boost

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Ruben Amorim offered hope to Liverpool fans by admitting this could be his final season in Lisbon last night.

The Sporting CP head coach cryptically responded “we’ll see” when asked by the Portuguese media whether May’s domestic cup final might be his last game with the club, after his side qualified with a 2-2 draw at Benfica on Tuesday.

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Jurgen Klopp delivers exciting update on forgotten Liverpool man's injury recovery

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Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Liverpool midfielder Stefan Bajcetic is set to return to first-team training next week.

The 19-year-old academy product has not featured in the Premier League campaign and has only made two senior appearances this season due to a complex injury situation, triggered by growing pains.

Read the full story here!

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Liverpool vs Sheffield United: Head to head (h2h) history and results

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The Reds have beaten the Blades in each of their last six meetings, conceding just once along the way.

Liverpool wins: 65

Sheffield United wins: 35

Draws: 41

Liverpool vs Sheffield United: Premier League score prediction today

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It’s a meeting of the league’s best home team and worst away team. It can only go one way...

Liverpool to win, 4-0.


Sheffield United team news vs Liverpool today

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Cameron Archer and Anis Ben Slimane are nearing their respective returns for Sheffield United but George Baldock and Tom Davies are among those who will miss out.

Ollie Arblaster and Vinicius Souza could be involved, though the Blades remain missing Max Lowe, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Chris Basham, John Egan, Rhian Brewster and Daniel Jebbison.

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Liverpool team news vs Sheffield United today

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Curtis Jones is the only injured Liverpool player likely to return this week, Klopp has confirmed.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alisson Becker are further away from being involved while Ibrahima Konate and Ryan Gravenberch could be promoted from the bench.

Andy Robertson is fit though Wataru Endo is a doubt, with Diogo Jota, Thiago Alcantara, Joel Matip and Stefan Bajcetic all still unavailable.

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Liverpool vs Sheffield United: TV channel and live stream today

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TV channel: In the UK, tonight’s game will be televised live on TNT Sports 2, with coverage beginning at 6:30pm.

Live stream: TNT Sports subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Discovery+ app and website.

Live blog: You can follow all the action this evening via Standard Sport’s live blog.


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Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Sheffield United tonight.

Kick-off inside Anfield is at 7.30pm BST.

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