Liverpool come from behind to beat Sheff Utd
Liverpool came from behind to beat Sheffield United 2-1 at Anfield on Saturday night and join their Merseyside neighbours Everton at the top of the Premier League table.
The Reds had fallen behind on 13 minutes to a Sander Berge penalty after Fabinho had carelessly slid in on Oli McBurnie. Referee Mike Dean initially awarded a free kick on the edge of the box before VAR overruled.
Berge confidently passed the ball passed the returning Alisson in the Liverpool goal.
Jurgen Klopp’s side appeared shocked to have fallen behind and were fortunate McBurnie fired a good opportunity wide minutes later.
Sander Berge was then tripped in the penalty area by Diogo Jota. Neither the referee nor VAR thought it was worthy of a second penalty. Bizarre really. Inconsistency to say the least. Another case of favouring the bigger team.
Liverpool equalised just before the break when Sadio Mane’s close range header was parried into the path of Roberto Firmino to tap home from virtually on the goalline.
Mohamed Salah had a fine strike disallowed by VAR on the hour, but Liverpool finally went ahead minutes later with a fine Jota header from a Mane cross down the left.
Salah hit the post later on before McBurnie spurned another excellent chance in the dying moments.
Liverpool move onto 13 points after six games, level with Everton, who travel to Southampton on Sunday with their game in hand. Sheffield United remain on just a single point after their six matches to start the 2020-21 Premier League season.