Liverpool went up to second in the Premier League table with a win over the Blades last night at Anfield.
Goals from Bobby Firmino and Diogo Jota were enough to see off the Blades, who had initially led through a Sander Berge penalty midway through the first half.
However, despite a spirited effort from the Blades, Liverpool held firm and denied Chris Wilder’s men a second point of the Premier League season.
But while most onlooking fans and pundits would admit that the Blades made things hard for the Reds, former Liverpool forward John Aldridge took a different view via his Twitter account.
Aldridge took to his social media account to lament the VAR decision for United’s penalty, while also claiming Liverpool have been ‘bang average’ all season.
Hard work made of the game tonight folks!but after another decision which I cannot fathom out(what a tackle)it’s not in the box🤔The lads showed great character👍🏻2nd in the table and we’ve been bang average 😉ynwa!
— John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) October 24, 2020
Obviously, Liverpool have high standards and Aldridge feels that they should be doing and giving more this season.
But in terms of last night, it wasn’t really a case of Liverpool not having to work hard for the win against the Blades.
Put some respect on our name, John
Of course, I respect that Liverpool might have had another gear or two to go up, but that doesn’t mean that their struggles weren’t because of how well we did.
We had a game plan and we stuck to it and at times, executed it really well. We drove forward, made it hard work in midfield for them, and in all honesty, barely gave the likes of Salah, Jota, and Firmino a sniff other than the goals and two moments of brilliance from Salah.
Sheffield United were good last night. Yes, the Reds have higher standards and can perform better. But if Aldridge is hinting that last night was a stroll in the park, then he’s quite mistaken in all honesty.