Liverpool defeated the last-placed Sheffield United with 2-0 on Sunday. But there is little to triumph for The Reds already had a miserable run of four defeats in February. Also, the defending barely managed the Sunday match that includes an own-goal by Sheffield’s Kean Bryan.
What are the chances of defending champions in Premier League 2021?
The Reds have almost lost their chances to the championship this season. The Sunday win with 2-0 could do little for the defending champions that need more time to come out from the shock of losing crucial matches to Everton, Manchester City and Leicester. But manager Jürgen Klopp looked hopeful about Liverpool’s prospects.
What did Jürgen Klopp say about Liverpool’s win?
A jubilant Jürgen Klopp said that Liverpool should have scored three times before they scored two goals. He further said that the finishing was good and that he knew that the team needed improvement for the upcoming fixtures.
Was Jürgen Klopp right in his assessment of his team’s ability to score three times?
Liverpool missed many opportunities in the first half but it was Sheffield goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale that kept The Reds at bay in the entire first half. And it was only in the second half that Liverpool could score their first goal.
The 20-year-old Curtis Jones that has just came out of the academy brought the breakthrough for Liverpool in 48th minute when shot a deflected cross by Trent Alexander-Arnold.
The second goal came in 64th minute when Roberto Firmino charged towards the Sheffield’s goalpost and fired a missed shot that was turned into an own-goal by Kean Bryan.