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Liverpool plan to get back to winning ways against Sheffield United on Sunday, following a run of four back to back defeats in the Premier League.
Liverpool’s hopes of making a surge during the second half of the league table suffered a major blow as they lost to Everton, in the prestigious Merseyside derby. The result leaves them stranded in sixth place, with no real hopes of catching up with league leaders Manchester City, who currently hold a lead of almost 20 points heading into this weekend’s round of fixtures.
While the title is already gone, the more immediate worry for Jurgen Klopp is to finish inside the top four. And in Sheffield United, Liverpool could be gifted an ideal opportunity to get back on track as they seek to put pressure on the likes of Everton, Chelsea, West Ham and Leicester City in the league table.
For Sheffield United, though, things still remain bleak as the relegation looms large following a disastrous campaign that has seen them secure only three wins in 25 matches. The Blades, as a result, are languishing at the rock bottom of the league table, a whopping 14 points away from safety.
Yet, the Yorkshire outfit are still maintaining a better form than Liverpool over the past four matches, which is enough to indicate the task at hand for the Premier League champions during the remainder of the season. And here, at the Hard Tackle, we will run the rule over these two sides ahead of this important match-up at Bramall Lane this weekend.
As such, Ethan Ampadu should continue his defensive combination with Kean Bryan and the experienced Phil Jagielka in the three-man backline. They should demand additional support from the wingbacks in George Baldock and Enda Stevens as the Blades look to employ a deep defensive line that has frustrated the Liverpool attack in recent weeks.
There should be no particular changes in midfield either, with John Lundstram, Oliver Norwood and John Fleck hoping to disrupt the flow of the opposition with their pressing game.
Things do get interesting in the attacking department, where Wilder does have the option to unleash former Liverpool player Rhian Brewster. The Blades paid a fortune to sign the youngster last summer but he is yet to provide the goods going forward, so it remains unlikely that we might see him start ahead of Oliver Burke and David McGoldrick this weekend