Liverpool have increased their unbeaten streak with a home win of 2-0 against Sheffield at Anfield. Both Chris Wilder and Jurgen Klopp should be proud of their teams who both put up a splendid performance.
The Reds continue their campaign of dominance in the Premier League having now gone a full calendar year undefeated as they edge ever closer to their first Premier League title in 30 years.
The Reds have only dropped 2 points in their last 20 Premier League games as they hope to join the elite club of the “Invincibles”, an achievement last seen when Arsenal went through their record unbeaten season of 2003-04.
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Liverpool took an early lead in the game with Mohamed Salah scoring the earliest Liverpool goal of this season, opening the scoreline just 3:25 minutes into play.
Dean Henderson was really put to test for the Blades as he continuously offset attempts made by the Reds throughout the game.
Although being a goal down throughout the first half, Sheffield’s determination did not falter as they continuously tried to find an opening in the Red’s defense but were stopped at every turn.
Alisson Becker has racked up a total of 26 clean sheets in his 50 appearances for Liverpool.
Liverpool’s persistent barrage on the Sheffield defense finally paid off when Sadio Mané was able to find the back of the Sheffield goals in the 64th minute of play rounding up Liverpool’s 2-0 win at Anfield.
Liverpool now find themselves at the top of the table with a good 13 point difference between them and second-placed Leicester City who currently trail at 45 points.
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Sheffield are 8th in Premiership and although they lost the game, Sheffield put up a good fight.
Jurgen Klopp was forced to make a last-minute change to his lineup having to pull out Naby Keita who was injured just before warm-up and replace him with James Milner.
This marks the first back to back loss for Chris Wilder and his side since their promotion to the top flight.