The league leaders were progressing to create it twelve months unbeaten within the Premier League when an outstanding begin to the season during which that they had won eighteen of their nineteen games to this point.
Jurgen Klopp created one amendment from the side that beat Wolves on Sunday, bringing in Naby Keita into the fold for Adam Lallana.
However, the Guinean picked up an injury within the tune-up and James Milner was drafted in precisely before kick-off.
But that late amendment did not appear to possess any impact on the Reds as they raced into an early lead.
Virgil van Dijk’s long ball over the top should have been dealt with by George Baldock however he slipped at the crucial moment – which allowed Andy Robertson to stand to Mohamed salah, who tucked home within four minutes of play.
It was the Egyptian’s fourteenth goal of the season and his 1st since grabbing a brace against Watford to urge 2020 off to an ideal start.
The guests nearly hit back instantly once John Lundstram discharged simply wide on the volley, before David McGoldrick’s long range strike injured the hands of goalkeeper Alisson Becker.
Dean Henderson was then forced into action to deny salah a second, fantastically tipping over the bar when an implausible pass from Trent Alexander-Arnold.
The Blades did have the ball within the net solely to see the offsides correctly raised against Lundstram, who had finished in some style.
But that was as close as the guests came within the half as Liverpool dominated possession and threw bodies forward at will.
The only distinction within the half was the frequency during which Liverpool neared the Sheffield United goal as Roberto Firmino, within the variety of Philippe Coutinho, curled simply wide from twenty five yards out.
Shortly when salah stricken the woodwork in off-the-wall fashion, the league leaders found the second goal to convey them some room.
Sadio Mane drilled the ball into the feet of salah and when a small delay, the Egyptian’s through pass was exquisite.
After the Senegalese’s 1st try was saved, he tapped home the rebound to double the lead.
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder sent on 2 strikers in Oli McBurnie and Billy Sharp however it created very little impact as the home side threatened to feature a 3rd through Firmino and then Mane once more, however Henderson was in fine kind to limit the damage to only 2 goals.
Liverpool were seldom troubled at the moment as they sealed an eighteenth straight win at home within the Premier League to increase their result in thirteen points at the top.
They are currently simply twelve games away from matching Arsenal’s 49-game unbeaten record in 2004. Maybe, just maybe, Klopp’s side are next in line to be topped the ‘Invincibles’.
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