Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised “impressive” Sheffield United following their Premier League clash.
Klopp’s side left Bramall Lane with a hard fought three points after beating the Blades 1-0. The only goal of the game came in the 70th minute, when a Georginio Wijnaldum shot squirmed through Dean Henderson’s legs.
It was a horror moment for the goalkeeper and Chris Wilder was less than impressed afterwards. Yet Wilder seemed more annoyed his team didn’t seize the chance to take something from the European champions.
Klopp was impressed by what he saw both on and off the pitch in South Yorkshire and suggests he thinks United will avoid relegation this season.
“I am very impressed, to be honest. Very impressed,” the German told the official website after the game.
“We went 1-0 and the stadium was there, that was really good. They have a proper basis to be a really uncomfortable opponent, especially here.
“Obviously the relationship between manager and players is good. Chris is quite animated; it is my first game against him and I thought I am loud, but he is really loud! The boys listened and they go for it. That was impressive.
“Of course, it is easier to enjoy when you’ve won the game but anyway, I am sure we will come here again.”
Is Jurgen Klopp right?
The Blades probably pushed Klopp’s side as close as anyone this campaign. Liverpool have won all seven of their league matches so far in 2019/20 and are on a run of 16 consecutive victories when including last term.
Their 2-1 result at Chelsea the previous week was a little nervy towards the end. They were almost the architects of their own downfall after winning by the same scoreline at Southampton.
But Wilder’s men can take great heart from the fact that, barring one calamitous moment, they came arguably the closest to becoming the first team to take points off the Reds this season.