Liverpool start new year with another win

2 Jan 2020
Liverpool v Sheffield United

Reds restore 13-point lead at top of table thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in 2-0 victory over Sheffield United

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Goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane helped Liverpool beat Sheffield United 2-0 at Anfield to restore their 13-point lead over Leicester City at the top of the Premier League.

Liverpool took the lead after four minutes when Andrew Robertson capitalised on a slip from George Baldock to cross for Salah, who shot underneath Dean Henderson. 

The Egyptian was denied twice by Henderson before half-time with Liverpool firmly in control.

Salah hit the post early in the second half before Mane made it 2-0 in the 64th minute.

Mane played a one-two with Salah before being denied by Henderson, but he scored at the second attempt into the roof of an empty net. 

Alisson saved from Sheffield United substitute Oliver McBurnie's close-range effort late on as Liverpool secured an 11th successive league victory to stay unbeaten for more than a year.

Sheffield United remain eighth with 29 points. 

The top three

Position Pos Club Played Pl GD Points Pts
1 Liverpool LIV 38 +52 99
2 Manchester City MCI 38 +67 81
3 Manchester United MUN 38 +30 66

See: Liverpool report | Sheff Utd report

Next fixtures

Liverpool: 11 Jan v Spurs (A)
Sheff Utd: 10 Jan v West Ham (H)

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