Liverpool comfortably beat Sheffield United 2-0 at Anfield on Thursday night, making it a full year unbeaten in the Premier League.
Liverpool 2-0 Sheffield United
Premier League, Anfield
January 2, 2020
Goals: Salah 4′, Mane 64′
Jurgen Klopp‘s men hosted an in-form Blades side, which had the potential to be an awkward evening.
The Reds passed with flying colours, however, playing some sublime football on their way to a 19th win in 20 league games.
Mohamed Salah fired Liverpool in front early on, getting on the end of an Andy Robertson cross, before he brilliantly turned provider for Sadio Mane in the second half.
The victory takes the Reds 13 points clear of second-placed Leicester with a game in hand, as this remarkable season continues.
Here’s how supporters reacted to the result on Twitter, Facebook and This Is Anfield’s forums.
Various records were hailed by supporters, as was the performance…
As of tomorrow, Liverpool will be unbeaten in the Premier League in 365 days. Next longest current undefeated runs: Watford & Southampton (20 days).
— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) January 2, 2020
Liverpool have broken their pass record, previously 913 – it's the most they've ever recorded since @OptaJoe started – still got a few minutes left also! #LIVSHU pic.twitter.com/SeYwBMHg1B
— Chris Williams (@Chris78Williams) January 2, 2020
Unbelievable tempo from Liverpool, absolute power houses, not often do you see this Sheffield United side getting out ran but Liverpool on a different planet. Absolutely no shame in this but if we are being honest it’s men against boys. Liverpool are the best team on the planet
— Curtis Woodhouse (@curtiswoodhous8) January 2, 2020
For all those celebrating their 1st Birthday on January 4…
sometimes Liverpool lose Premier League games. It is just that you have not been alive to see it yet.
— Chris Bascombe (@_ChrisBascombe) January 2, 2020
Liverpool have completed a year unbeaten in the league.
89 goals scored
16 clean sheets
2 failed to score #WTRWWAW
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) January 2, 2020
“Unbeaten in 12 months….”
– David Oggy on Facebook.
Most passes completed in premier league history tonight.. don’t tell me PEP GUARDIOLA hasn’t had any influence on this league ???#LFC
— Grizz (@GrizzKhan) January 2, 2020
If we win our next game it’s the best start to a top flight season… in history ?
— Roscoe (@shaw_bailey) January 2, 2020
So we’ve out passed any pep team in the PL loooool pic.twitter.com/8Ha9qdndw8
— Bubbles (@bubbIxs) January 2, 2020
“Undefeated in an entire calendar year. Best start to a campaign in history. Never out of 2nd gear, total dominance. Onwards! Dare we believe yet.. I believe!”
– Iluvatar on the forums.
366 teams in PL history have ended the season with fewer points than Liverpool have after 20 games
— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) January 2, 2020
#LFC are now without a league defeat for a year.
They've recorded five consecutive clean PL sheets for the first time since September 2007 under Rafael Benitez.
Conceded just one goal in the six league games that both Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk have started this season.
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) January 2, 2020
Man of the Match Jordan Henderson was fantastic all evening…
Jordan Henderson. Outstanding again. pic.twitter.com/pVFtiHAFEX
— James Carroll (@James_Carroll84) January 2, 2020
That’s Jordan winning the @btsportfootball MOTM Henderson. The greatest captain since Gerrard.
— James Sutton (@thejamessutton) January 2, 2020
Think @JHenderson might just be the most underrated player in Premier League history. Guess I might have just changed that.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 2, 2020
“Thought Hendo gave another commanding performance. He was all over the MF, picking up second balls, picking out passes and covering for the defence. Loved it today.”
– Fifi El J on Facebook.
The captain has never played better than this recent run. One of the best midfielders in the league currently.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) January 2, 2020
Jordan Henderson vs Sheffield United
– 120/130 Passes (92%)
– 4 Key Passes
– 13 Long Balls
– 138 Touched
– 2 Duels Won
– 1 Dribble Completed
– 1/1 Tackles (100%)
– 12 Recoveries
Captains Performance??????? pic.twitter.com/WLbQqKJaWK
— ?? (@TheImmortalKop) January 2, 2020
“I gave MOM to Henderson (never thought I would ever do this) but today he was very very good.”
– mikodelniko13 on the forums.
Jordan Henderson recent performances have made me forget about Fabinho currently being out. Our midfield is simply too good.
— Samue (@SamueILFC) January 2, 2020
Other individuals were praised, too…
Brilliantly assured display by Liverpool, albeit against a Sheffield United side that looked somewhat cooked. Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk and Jordan Henderson particularly good.
Mo Salah also shone. He always does to be fair. ???
— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) January 2, 2020
Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson and Milner all finished the game with a pass success of more than 90%.
— James Nalton (@JDNalton) January 2, 2020
Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk are now on SEVEN clean sheets in a row. pic.twitter.com/OezPOAQrgQ
— Dave (@JoeDaveGomez) January 2, 2020
“Gomez for the golden glove award.”
– Flobs on the forums.
Every day is Manéday. https://t.co/WsCXhqBLfV
— D E E P D A S T A R D L Y (@srijandeep) January 2, 2020
Gini Wijnaldum wasn’t born, he was just cloned from Clarence Seedorf
— Stanley House 6?? (@StanleyHouseLFC) January 2, 2020
I love Joel Matip and thought he was our best player this season until his injury.
However, Joe Gomez has become undroppable — pace, athleticism, power, physicality, he has absolutely everything.
England’s best CB and the clean sheets speak for themselves. pic.twitter.com/pPkc8du2Ps
— Laurie (@LFCLaurie) January 2, 2020
Some looked ahead to Everton on Sunday, with rotation required…
Another game, another win ? bring on Everton ?
— Jenni Carey?? (@JenniCareyy) January 2, 2020
VVD and Bobby have to rest vs Everton. They have played almost every minute..
— Jamil LFC (@Jamil_Lfc) January 2, 2020
Firmino’s performance is laughable but honestly thats what happens when you have a game every 3 days. Rest him for everton, shouldnt even be in the 18
— Youssef (@Lallanatelli) January 2, 2020
dominant performance – expect big changes for FA Cup…love to see a seasoning of young players with some old heads to press Everton.
— A FARAH (@AlinFarah13) January 2, 2020
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