George Baldock’s slip allowed Andy Robertson to possess Virgil van Dijk’s long ball again before finding Mohamed Salah who fired past Dean Henderson. 1-0 to Liverpool and the clock showed just 3 and a half minutes have gone.

The Reds started from where they left off in 2019 – relentless fashion. The relentless red machine continued to press throughout the first half hinting of a goal feast. Despite the lack of steam in second and a solid display by Manchester United-owned goalkeeper Dean Henderson, Liverpool remained dominant. Sadio Mane ensured that Sheffield United does not dare to challenge and 2-0 was enough to maintain the unbeaten run – a feat, which Chelsea and Arsenal relished during their golden era.

It was a match where Salah smashed a unique record – the Egyptian has scored against 22 of the 25 different sides he has faced in the Premier League since joining the reigning European champions from AS Roma. He has only failed to score against Manchester United, Swansea and Aston Villa.

Salah’s opener was the earliest goals scored by the Anfield giants and conceded by the Blades in this term’s league. Also, it was the earliest Chris Wilder’s team has let in a top-flight match since Andriy Shevchenko for Chelsea in March 2007.

Liverpool faced lively opponents in Leicester, Wolves and Sheffield United, all teams in excellent form, yet each obstacle was cleared, with this third win of the series restoring a 13-point lead at the top of the table with a game in hand.


There is no stopping to Jurgen Klopp’s men. In each match, they dish out their style to outweighed opponents of different criteria. Be it the title contenders or giant-killers, Liverpool just know how to overcome various challenges. The Reds are not so far from becoming one of the legendary teams in the history of club football.

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