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

Liverpool will be aiming to regain their advantage in the Premier League title race when they take on Sheffield United, exclusively live on talkSPORT this evening.

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. 

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

Arsenal and City both won on Wednesday night but Jurgen Klopp’s side have a game in hand and are in pole position in the top-flight.

But the pressure is now on to keep up their superb form at Anfield against struggling opposition.

The Blades are looking set for relegation this season but have shown some signs of improvement with two consecutive draws ahead of this game. 

Liverpool vs Sheffield United: Evenings at Anfield

Liverpool are known for being virtually unbeatable at home and that decreases Sheffield United’s already slim chances. 

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Chris Wilder’s side won’t want to read that the Reds haven’t lost in any of their last 13 Premier League evening kick-offs either. 

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

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

And even if they take the lead against the odds, they will be lacking the confidence to be able to hold on. 

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

Klopp's side love an evening start

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Klopp’s side love an evening startCredit: Getty
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  • Sheffield United have lost 10 of their last 12 away league games against Liverpool, with the exceptions being a 0-0 draw in March 1975 and a 2-1 win 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. 

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

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

Cameron Archer is nearing a comeback but with Oli McBurnie and Ben Brereton Diaz both scoring at the weekend they’re expected to start up front. 

Sheffield United are in for a tough night at Anfield

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Sheffield United are in for a tough night at AnfieldCredit: Getty
  • Sheffield United have earned four points from their last three Premier League away games (W1 D1 L1), twice as many as they had in their first 11 on the road this term (W0 D2 L9).
  • Liverpool have lost just one of their 39 Premier League home games against newly promoted sides (W32 D6), going down 1-0 against Fulham in March 2021. Since that defeat, the Reds have won their last eight such games by an aggregate score of 28-5.

Liverpool vs Sheffield United: What has been said? 

Klopp was delighted with multiple individual performances during Liverpool’s win over Brighton at Anfield.

Speaking after the game, 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 that – so do it. That’s Conor [Bradley], that’s [Jarell] Quansah, that’s Wataru [Endo], that’s Dom [Szoboszlai]… they are that good. That’s Joe Gomez. 

“The boys are good, so show it.”

“Yes, I am the biggest fan of these boys but I stopped being surprised if they really perform on the highest level because it is just what I want them to do and then when they do it it’s fine,” he continued.

“If they cannot do it then I think about why and how we could help, but when they do it I am not as surprised as others maybe, I am just happy the more often they can do it.”

Mac Allister was superb against for his former club

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Mac Allister was superb against for 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), despite the Chilean only playing five games for the Blades since joining in January.
  • Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah hasn’t scored or assisted a goal in any of his three Premier League appearances against the promoted sides this season. He’s never gone four such games without a goal involvement 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 7:30pm. 

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

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



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