Chris Wilder’s team are six points behind 19th-placed West Brom, who yesterday defeated Brighton 1-0, and 15 points off safety as things stand. The Blades have lost their last three in the top flight, but remarkably that run is slightly better than Liverpool’s. Jurgen Klopp’s players have lost four in a row in the Premier League now, with their last outing seeing the Reds fall to a 2-0 Merseyside derby defeat at home to rivals Everton. As such, Liverpool sit sixth in the standings, 22 points behind league leaders Manchester City with a game in hand.
Klopp and co will hope to stop the rot here, knowing that failure to beat the bottom side in the table would mark a low point in an already dismal run. Sheffield United, meanwhile, will look to gain three much-needed points as they battle the odds in pursuit of unlikely top-flight safety. Interestingly, Lee Mason was withdrawn as fourth official for this game after coming under fire for his refereeing in West Brom’s victory over Brighton. Follow live updates from Sheffield United vs Liverpool in the Premier League below at the conclusion of Chelsea vs Manchester United.