Liverpool came from behind to beat Sheffield United 2-1 in an entertaining clash at Anfield.
Deputizing in the place of Virgil Van Dijk, Fabinho conceded a penalty in the 10th minute after a check from VAR. Sander Berge converted from the spot to put the Blades in front of a game for the first time this season.
But Firmino settled the early warning signs for Liverpool after he slotted home a goal from point-blank range after Sadio Mane’s effort was saved by Aaron Ramsdale.
Liverpool could have scored one before their opener through an ambitious free-kick by Alexander Arnold from inside his own half. The shot was hastily tipped over the bar by United’s goalkeeper.
Jota strike handed Liverpool a win.
Mohamed Salah then scored a stunning ‘Bergkampish’ goal in the second half, but that was ruled out due to offside, after the consultation with VAR. But soon after, Liverpool overcame United’s defense when a cross from Mane was clinically finished by Diogo Jota.
It moved Jurgen Klopp’s men to second in the league at 13 points, level on points with their Merseyside rivals Everton, who have played a game less.
Liverpool now host West Ham in their next matchday, whereas, Sheffield United will hope to take some points against Man City.