Liverpool continue their English Premier League title defence on Saturday night when they welcome Sheffield United to Anfield.
The Reds are third in the early EPL table and missed the chance to go level with Merseyside rivals Everton at the top last weekend, with yet another VAR controversy leaving the spoils shared between the pair at Goodison Park.
Still, it was a markedly better outing than the 7-2 stuffing they received from Aston Villa in their previous outing.
Virgil van Dijk suffered a bad knee injury in the derby, with Fabinho set to deputise for the defensive linchpin as Joel Matip is nursed back to full fitness.
First-choice keeper Alisson remains on the treatment table alongside Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Chris Wilder’s side earned their first point of the new campaign at the fourth time of asking last Sunday, drawing 1-1 with fellow strugglers Fulham at Bramall Lane.
It’s a turn in fortunes for last season’s surprise package following their promotion from the Championship, who are loitering in the relegation zone at this early stage.
Rhian Brewster swapped Merseyside for South Yorkshire in the transfer window having failed to breakthrough at Anfield, with the striker likely to lead the line against his former club.
Max Lowe is ruled out following a concussion, with loanee Ethan Ampadu in line for a start at centre back against the most feared strikeforce in the country.
Liverpool vs Sheffield United: Prediction
Prediction methodology explained: The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.
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