Saturday, 28 September 2019

Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool

Liverpool maintained their 100 per cent start to the Premier League season as Dean Henderson's howler handed them a hard-fought 1-0 win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

Blade goalkeeper Henderson gifted them a 16th straight league victory, though, allowing Georginio Wijnaldum's volley to squirm through his grasp with 20 minutes remaining.

The result means Liverpool move eight points clear of reigning champions Manchester City, who head to Everton later on Saturday.

What does it mean? Relentless Reds pushed all the way

It is testament to the outstanding job Wilder has done that United pushed Liverpool harder than anyone else so far this season. But, as has so often been the case over the previous 18 months, Klopp's side found a way to dig out a victory and keep their winning streak alive.

McBurnie's old-fashioned approach almost pays off

He might not be the Premier League's most glamorous frontman, but the Blades' record signing put in a display full of relentless energy and physicality. He epitomised everything that was great about United, but just lacked a clinical touch in front of goal.

Liverpool relish Henderson's error

The 22-year-old was one of the Blades' outstanding performers during their promotion campaign in the 2018-19 season. He experienced the ruthless nature of the Premier League here, however, with one glaring error denying his team what would have been a well-deserved point.

What's next?

Liverpool host Salzburg on Wednesday looking for their first Champions League win of the campaign. They are back in Premier League action on Saturday when Brendan Rodgers' Leicester City visit Anfield, while the Blades travel to Watford on the same day.

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