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Liverpool vs Sheffield United Predictions - Reds to Grip Top Spot in the Premier League

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Last updated: 03 Apr 2024
Ralph Staniforth 03 Apr 2024
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  • Liverpool vs Sheffield United tips for Thursday’s EPL match
  • The Reds have covered a -2 handicap in 6 of their last 8 home matches
  • Can Nunez strike and to keep the Merseysiders top of the table?
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Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez has scored 6 goals in his last 8 matches (Getty Images)

Liverpool vs Sheffield United Preview


Liverpool score goals at home and can comfortably defeat bottom side Sheffield United. Darwin Nunez often gets goalscoring chances and the Uruguayan can strike against the Blades.
  • Liverpool vs Sheffield United Preview
  • Head-to-Head
  • Liverpool Form
  • Liverpool Injuries & Team News
  • Sheffield United Form
  • Sheffield United Injuries & Team News

  • Liverpool have covered a -2 handicap in 6 of their last 8 home matches
  • Liverpool have scored 3+ goals in 2 of their last 3 matches
  • Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez has scored 6 goals in his last 8 matches
  • Sheffield United have conceded 3+ goals in 7 of their last 9 matches

Head-to-Head


Liverpool have a 65-45 advantage against Sheffield United in 141 meetings with 31 draws.

Liverpool Form


Liverpool are top of the Premier League with a two-point buffer over Arsenal following five wins in six.

The Reds have won two of their last three in all competitions, scoring 11. Wins against Sparta Prague (6-1) and Brighton (2-1) came either side of a 4-3 FA Cup loss at Man United. 

Jurgen Klopp’s side were in control against Brighton on Sunday after conceding in the first minute. Liverpool responded with 3.21 expected goals and Luis Diaz and Mo Salah struck in each half.

Liverpool Injuries & Team News


Striker Diogo Jota is out.

Defenders Joël Matip and Trent Alexander-Arnold and goalkeeper Alisson are also out.

Midfield pair Stefan Bajcetic and Thiago Alcântara are unavailable due to injury. 

Sheffield United Form


Sheffield United are 10 points from safety and bottom of the Premier League after taking two points from five matches.

The Blades were on a three-match losing run, conceding 12, before responding with back-to-back draws. United took points from Bournemouth (2-2) and Fulham (3-3) in their last two.

Ben Brereton Díaz struck first on 57 minutes and Fulham equalised just four minutes later. Ollie McBurine and Brereton Díaz restored the lead but the Blades conceded twice in the final 10 minutes.

Sheffield United Injuries & Team News


Defenders Max Lowe, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Chris Basham and John Egan are out.

Midfield duo George Baldock and Tom Davies and striker Rhian Brewster are also out. 

Verdict

Liverpool are likely to control possession and generate chances at home against a defensively poor Sheffield United. The Reds can notch a commanding win, with more Nunez goals anticipated too.

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