The Blades travel to Liverpool today looking to get back on track away from home, while the home side will be looking to maintain their impressive record.
Chris Wilder’s men finally surrendered their unbeaten Premier League away record last week. A 2-0 loss at Manchester City giving the Blades a first top-flight defeat of the campaign.
A tough assignment at Anfield awaits then today for the Blades. It’s an ask made all the tougher given Liverpool’s quite remarkable form over the last few seasons.
As we covered a few days back, the Reds have been in quite sensational form under Jurgen Klopp. Indeed, they’ve taken 82 points from the last 84 available, with only Manchester United denying them three points.
However, another landmark is up for grabs for Liverpool today, should they see off the Blades at Anfield.
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What other record can Liverpool ensure stays intact today?
Rather impressively, the Reds can make it a whole calendar year without tasting defeat in the English Premier League if they can see off Chris Wilder’s men.
Jurgen Klopp last saw his side taste Premier League defeat in January of 2019. Furthermore, that loss proved crucial, as it was Man City who saw them off in what proved to be a title-deciding fixture.
Liverpool defender, Andrew Robertson, has already spoken of what it would mean to go a calendar year unbeaten.
“It would be massive for us to go a whole calendar year [unbeaten]. But I’d rather a whole season than a whole calendar year because I think that would mean we would be champions,” Robertson said (LFC Official site).
The Reds currently sit well clear at the top of the Premier League table. Manchester City and Leicester are continuing to pick up points, however, a first PL title looks inevitable as things stand.
Sheffield United, then, will be hoping to put a dent in the Liverpools’ hopes and breathe some sort of life into the title race.