After four defeats in a row, Liverpool again beat Sheffield United (0-2) in the Premier League with Spanish goalkeeper Adrián San Miguel as the starter.
The loss of Brazilian Alisson Becker for personal reasons, after the death of his father this week, made Adrián San Miguel return to goal and he did it without conceding and making a good save in the first half that prevented Liverpool from leaving losing to rest.
Because those of Jürgen Klopp once again left doubts against Sheffield United, the bottom of the competition, and the first part could opt for either side. Roberto Firmino had the clearest failing a heads-up and Mohamed Salah also touched the goal.
But it was not until the second 45 minutes when Liverpool uncorked the scoreboard. A Trent Alexander-Arnold boarding ended with a cross on the line, with a VAR review to verify that the ball had not gone out, Firmino’s touch at the near post and Curtis Jones appeared in the second row to score.
With the advantage on the scoreboard, Liverpool regained confidence and became the owner of the match. Sadio Mané’s second was annulled for clear offside and it was Firmino who sentenced the match. He threw a wall in front with the Senegalese and, after going at a speed of three in a span of land, he took a bitten shot that went for the net.
Liverpool’s triumph tightens the fight for Europe and remains sixth with 43 points, one behind Chelsea, which is fifth, and three ahead of Everton. Sheffield is still at bottom and it is almost impossible to save themselves, since with 12 games to go they are 15 points from salvation.