Sheffield, Liverpool battle for timely Premier League boost

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2020-21 English Premier League

Matchday 26 of 38

Sheffield United vs Liverpool 

Bramall Lane 
Sheffield, England
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Kick-off is at 21:15 
Sheffield United and Liverpool will be eager for a timely boost when they meet in a 2020-21 English Premier League match at Bramall Lane on Sunday evening. 
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
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The Blades have seen their push for survival take a massive hit in recent weeks. A 1-0 loss at fellow relegation candidates Fulham was bottom-placed Sheffield's fourth in their last five matches and leaves them 11 points behind the Cottagers, 14 adrift of safety. 
Liverpool's hopes of retaining the Premier League title they won last season took a major blow as they slumped to a 2-0 loss at home to Everton last weekend. It was the first time the Reds have lost to the Toffees since 2010. 
The defending champions have lost four in a row which seen them slip to sixth and 19 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City.  
"Decisive margins, to score a goal you have to create a situation and finish it off," Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said following their latest defeat at Anfield. 

"There is no alternative but to keep going. You concede which is not cool, lose Jordan Henderson which is not cool and I feel the boys dealt with it quite well, could they deal with it better? Maybe. We will keep going.

"We stand here having lost 2-0. I know how important it is. We feel it deep inside. But from tomorrow on I have to use all the good stuff.

"These good situations are the guarantee that we can change it but the decisive moments we have to change as well."
Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino
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Liverpool defeated Sheffield 2-1 in the reverse fixture on Merseyside earlier this season. Sander Berge opened the scoring for the Blades but the Reds fought back through goals from Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota to claim all three points. Liverpool haven't lost a league game to Sheffield since 1994. 

Sheffield United vs Liverpool head-to-head statistics:

Matches played: 99
Sheffield United wins: 31
Liverpool wins: 48
Draws: 20

English Premier League fixtures, matchday 26: 

Saturday, 27 February 
14:30 - Manchester City vs West Ham United 
17:00 - West Brom vs Brighton & Hove Albion 
19:30 - Leeds United vs Aston Villa 
22:00 - Newcastle United vs Wolves 
Sunday, 28 February 
14:00 - Crystal Palace vs Fulham 
14:00 - Leicester City vs Arsenal 
16:00 - Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley 
18:30 - Chelsea vs Mancehster United 
21:15 - Sheffield United vs Liverpool 
Monday, 01 March
22:00 - Everton vs Southampton 

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Published: 02/25/2021