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Premier League 2020-21 Preview: Sheffield United vs Liverpool

Following their loss to the visitors Everton Fc, Liverpool Fc are set to play against the hosts Sheffield United Fc in the Premier League.

Date: 28 February 2021 (Sunday) ; Time: 7:15 p.m (BST) kick-off ; Venue: Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England.

Jürgen Klopp most likely will make changes to the side that lost to the visitors Everton Fc and the German Coach will be buoyed by the return of some of the Key Players.

Naby Keïta and newcomer Ben Davies most likely will be considered for Team selection along with Benchwarmers like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Former Reds Player Rhian Brewster might play against his former side Liverpool Fc (The Reds) and the youngster will be keen to show what the Reds have missed.

The last 3 games between the two sides has resulted in narrow wins for the Reds especially the last game as a Goal from Diogo Jota clinched a narrow 2-1 win for the Reds over the visitors Sheffield United Fc (The Blades).

The Blades has never beaten the Reds since the First Leg of the League Cup 2002-03 as the hosts beat the Reds 2-1.

But such records would be insignificant; given the Reds inexplicable poor form this Season and the Reds has been breaking records for all the wrong reasons.

For instance; the shocking 0-2 loss to the visitors Everton Fc (The Toffees) has ended a once proud Reds record of having never lost at Anfield to the Toffees since September 1999.


Reds Team Injuries and Suspensions: After undergoing a successful corrective surgery on the adductor injury sustained during the First Half of the Everton Fc home encounter; Captain Jordan Henderson has been sidelined for the foreseeable future.

Since sustaining an unspecified minor muscle issue before the Leicester City Fc away fixture, Fabinho is edging closer to returning back in action and might be in contention for the Blades away clash.

After suffering a hamstring injury during the Leicester City Fc away game; veteran James Milner has been sidelined for an unspecified period but he too is edging closer to returning back in action.

Joël Matip has been ruled out for the rest of the Season, after sustaining ankle ligament damage during the Tottenham Hotspur Fc away fixture.

After undergoing successful surgeries on their injured knees; both Joe Gomez and Virgil Van Dijk has made massive strides on their bid to regain full fitness.

Regardless; there has been no specific timescale being set on the return of the Defensive Trio as they are unlikely to play this Season.

Amidst the cursed list of injuries, one massive respite for the Club is the return of Diogo Jota as the young Portuguese is edging closer to returning back in action after sustaining a knee injury during the FC Midtjylland away clash. The Club however will be careful not to rush his return and risk aggravating his injury.


Verdict: There is no hiding from the fact that defensive minded sides (especially this Season) has been able to beat the Reds by just sitting deep and score Goals through counter attacks.

Still; every Clubs will feel confident to face the Reds who are short on confidence and their frame of mind being in a fragile state.

Recurrent losses especially the painful loss to the visitors Toffees has also left the Reds in a precarious position in the Premier League Table this Season.  

Without their skipper Jordan Henderson and defensive pillar Virgil Van Dijk; the Reds faces an uphill battle to secure the Top-four spot for the next Season’s Champions League.

Needless to say, missing out on the Champions League spot will have unimaginable ramifications on the Club’s finances.


RedsKop mourns the sudden passing away of Alisson Becker’s father José Becker. Our Deepest Sympathies and Heartfelt Condolences to Alisson Becker and his family. YNWA, Alisson.


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