Liverpool vs Sheffield United LIVE commentary: Reds aiming to maintain advantage in Premier League title race – kick-off time, team news and talkSPORT coverage

Liverpool will aim to maintain their advantage at the top of the Premier League when they take on Sheffield United, live exclusively on talkSPORT.

The Reds beat Brighton 2-1 on Sunday before rivals Manchester City and Arsenal drew 0-0 as both dropped points in the title race.


Liverpool came from behind to beat Brighton last time outCredit: Getty

Jurgen Klopp’s side are now in pole position in the top flight but must maintain their superb form at Anfield against struggling opposition.

The Blades look set to be relegated this season, but have shown signs of improvement with two consecutive draws before this game.

Liverpool vs Sheffield United: Evenings at Anfield

Liverpool are known for being virtually unbeatable at home, which diminishes Sheffield United’s already slim chances.

Chris Wilder’s side will also not want to read that the Reds have not lost in any of their last 13 Premier League evening kick-offs.


They are undefeated since 2022 in such matches, winning their last eight matches and scoring 26 goals in the process.

Given the Blades have conceded a league-high 77 goals this season, it means they could be in for a tough night on Merseyside.

And even if they take an unexpected lead, they won’t have the confidence to hold on.

Wilder’s men have led by two goals in their last two matches but failed to win them both, drawing 2-2 and 3-3 against Bournemouth and Fulham respectively.

Klopp's team love to start the evening


Klopp’s team love to start the eveningCredit: Getty
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  • Sheffield United have lost 10 of their last 12 away league matches against Liverpool, apart from a 0-0 draw in March 1975 and a 2-1 victory in April 1994.
  • Liverpool have won their last six Premier League meetings with Sheffield United, scoring 13 goals and conceding just once.

Liverpool vs Sheffield United: team news

Curtis Jones could return to the Liverpool squad for the first time since February after Klopp confirmed he is fit to play.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alisson will remain out but are closer to a return while Ryan Gravenberch came off the bench last time out and could start.

Diogo Jota remains in the treatment room, meaning Darwin Nunez will continue up front unless Cody Gakpo is preferred.

As for Sheffield United, Tom Davies and George Baldock are expected to be absent.

Cameron Archer is set to return, but with Oli McBurnie and Ben Brereton Diaz both scoring this weekend, they should start up front.

Sheffield United face a tough night at Anfield


Sheffield United face a tough night at AnfieldCredit: Getty
  • Sheffield United have collected four points from their last three Premier League away matches (W1 D1 L1), twice as many as in their first 11 away games this season (0 W , 2 draws, 9 defeats).
  • Liverpool have lost just one of their 39 Premier League home matches against newly promoted sides (W32 D6), losing 1-0 to Fulham in March 2021. Since that defeat, the Reds have won their last eight such matches by an aggregate score of 28-5.

Liverpool vs Sheffield United: what was said?

Klopp was delighted with several individual performances in Liverpool’s win over Brighton at Anfield.

Speaking after the match, he said: “I saw a lot of special performances.

“Yes, Macca (Alexis Mac Allister) was incredible – absolutely incredible – but when you have that kind of talent, when you have that kind of character, then you should show it.

“It’s Macca, he can do this – so do it.” It’s Conor (Bradley), it’s (Jarell) Quansah, it’s Wataru (Endo), it’s Dom (Szoboszlai)… they’re so good. It’s Joe Gomez.

“Boys are good, so show it.”

“Yes, I’m the biggest fan of these boys but I’ve stopped being surprised if they really perform at the highest level because that’s exactly what I want them to do and when they do it, It’s good,” he continued.

“If they can’t do it, I think about why and how we could help them, but when they do, I’m not as surprised as others maybe, I’m just happy that They can do it more often.”

Mac Allister was superb against his former club


Mac Allister was superb against his former clubCredit: Getty
  • Only Oli McBurnie (8) and Gustavo Hamer (7) have been involved in more Premier League goals for Sheffield United this season than Ben Brereton (5 – 4 goals, 1 assist), although the Chilean has only played five games for the Blades since his arrival. in January.
  • Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has neither scored nor assisted a goal in any of his three Premier League matches against promoted sides this season. He has never gone four such matches without scoring a goal in the competition before.

Liverpool vs Sheffield United: talkSPORT coverage

This Premier League clash will take place on Thursday April 4.

Kick-off at Anfield is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

talkSPORT will have EXCLUSIVE live commentary from the game presented by Hugh Woozencroft.

Comments will come from Sam Matterface and former England defender Micky Gray.


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