Liverpool maintained their relentless march towards a maiden Premier League crown, comfortably beating Sheffield United 2-0 at Anfield tonight.
As impressive as Chris Wilder’s Blades have been on their travels this season, this game felt all but over after just four minutes when Mohamed Salah poked home an Andy Robertson cross to put the runaway league leaders ahead.
Try as they might Sheffield United were simply no match for a Liverpool side who have now gone a year unbeaten in the Premier League and have taken a quite frankly ridiculous 85 points from the last 87 available.
It would be Sadio Mane who would ultimately kill the game off on 64 minutes, the Senegalese winger applying the finishing touch to a slick attacking move.
Speaking after the game Dutch defender Virgil Van Dijk insisted the Reds are just taking it one game at a time, despite their huge 13 point lead at the top of the table and preached the importance of keeping a clean sheet.
“We just focus on the next game ahead of us,” Van Dijk told BT Sport.
Virgil van Dijk vs. Sheffield United:
95% Pass accuracy (135/142)
15/18 Accurate long passes
1 Chance created
1/1 Tackle won
4/3 Aerial duels won
3/3 Ground duels won
Simply untouchable. The best. Running out of superlatives. You know already. pic.twitter.com/y4gEu2RifP
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”Sheffield United are a great side. We prepared very well. It showed on the pitch.
“It was good football at times. We were calm, composed and yeah, it was a good victory.
“It’s very important [to keep clean sheets]. It’s something good for us as defenders but also for the team.
”When we keep a clean sheet it gives us a big chance to win the game as we have so much quality up front. It gives us confidence.”
Next up for Liverpool is an FA Cup 3rd Round clash with Merseyside rivals Everton.