A Curtis Jones goal and a counter-goal by Ken Brian gave Liverpool a 2-0 win over bottom-ranked Sheffield United on “Sunday” to put the defending champion to an end to four consecutive defeats in the Premier League.
In the absence of Brazilian goalkeeper Alison following the death of his father last week, substitute goalkeeper Adrian started the match with Liverpool, but Sheffield goalkeeper Aaron Rumsdale was the one who starred in the first half with a series of wonderful saves.
But Rumsdale couldn’t do anything about Jones’ shot early in the second half, after the Liverpool midfielder struck the net after a heel pass from Roberto Firmino in the second half.
Brazilian striker Firmino’s shot completely changed direction after hitting defender Brian, entering the goal and making the score 2-0 in the 64th minute.
After their first league victory since beating West Ham United in the last days of January, Liverpool are sixth with 43 points, one point behind rival Chelsea in the next round.
Sheffield remained last with 11 points.
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