Liverpool obtained again to profitable methods within the Premier League as they got here from behind to beat Sheffield United 2-1 at Anfield.
Roberto Firmino’s tap-in simply earlier than half time and Diogo Jota’s well-placed second-half header was sufficient to provide the champions their first victory within the league since September 28.
Sander Berge gave the guests a shock lead with a penalty after Fabinho fouled Oli McBurnie simply contained in the field.
A free-kick was initially given however a VAR test revealed the foul occurred on the road of the penalty field, which means a spot-kick needed to be awarded.
Like at Everton final weekend, Liverpool have been additionally on the mistaken finish of one other marginal VAR name as Mohamed Salah’s well-taken purpose was disallowed as a consequence of a slight offisde.
However in contrast to the draw at Goodison Park, each choices have been right.
The sport began as anticipated – Liverpool on prime. They may have had two contained in the opening three minutes with John Egan intercepting Sadio Mane’s ball throughout purpose which practically discovered its approach to Salah, whereas Aaron Ramsdale was compelled to tip an ingenious Trent Alexander-Arnold effort over the bar.
However Sheffield United settled down shortly after. Properly greater than that, they opened the scoring as Berge despatched the returning Alisson Becker the mistaken method after VAR identified Fabinho’s problem on McBurnie was in reality contained in the field.
The guests may have added to their lead with McBurnie and Ben Osborn going shut, whereas Berge seemed to be tripped within the field by Jota however no motion was taken by the officers on the pitch or upstairs.
And 5 minutes earlier than the break, Liverpool have been degree as Firmino completed right into a principally empty internet after Ramsdale may solely parry Mane’s highly effective header gratefully into the Brazilian’s path.
Chris Wilder’s facet got here once more after the break, testing Liverpool’s defence with photographs from George Baldock and substitute Oliver Burke.
Nevertheless it appeared like Salah had given the Reds the lead with a wonderfully taken purpose after controlling Alexander-Arnold’s cross from the precise exquisitely. Nevertheless, the VAR graphics confirmed the Egyptian was solely simply offside.
It didn’t matter an excessive amount of for Liverpool as that they had a purpose which did stand moments later as Jota nodded in Mane’s looking out cross from the left.
This proved to be the decider though Salah ought to have gotten one himself as he did all of the arduous work rolling Egan however his dinked shot got here again off the publish, whereas Alisson did effectively to avoid wasting Berge’s long-range strike on 74 minutes.