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Preview: Sheff Utd v Liverpool

Salah to extend impressive away run?

26 Feb 2021
Mohamed Salah, Liverpool

Team news

Sheffield United have eight players ruled out of Sunday's encounter with Liverpool.

Jayden Bogle, Jack Rodwell, Jack Robinson, Chris Basham, John Egan, John O'Connell, Sander Berge and Lys Mousset are all unavailable confirms Chris Wilder.

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson is ruled out having undergone surgery on a groin injury while Diogo Jota (knee) will be assessed.

Fabinho (muscle) and James Milner (hamstring) are expected to return to training on Saturday but the match could come too soon.

Did you know?

Sheff Utd lost 1-0 to Liverpool at Bramall Lane last season but have not lost consecutive home top-flight meetings against them since September 1921.

The Blades have lost 20 of their 25 Premier League matches this season (W3 D2) – the fewest amount of matches a team has taken to reach 20 defeats in a single campaign in English top-flight history.

Liverpool have won their last four Premier League matches against Sheff Utd, though those wins have been spread over the 2006/07, 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons..

Mohamed Salah has scored 16 goals in his last 17 away matches in all competitions, as many as he had netted in his previous 51 on the road for Liverpool.

Match officials

Referee: Jonathan Moss. Assistants: Marc Perry, Dan Robathan. Fourth official: John Brooks. VAR: Andy Madley. Assistant VAR: Matthew Wilkes.

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