Liverpool maintained their relentless run of form to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to 13 points after comfortably beating Sheffield United at Anfield on Thursday night.

Goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane ensured Jurgen Klopp’s team made it a whole calendar year unbeaten – becoming only the third team in Premier League history to do so.

The European champions have also extended their unbeaten run in the league to 37 matches. They have won 32 of those matches and have accumulated a total of 101 points during that time.

Liverpool’s Andy Robertson has been indispensable following their scintillating league form that has seen Klopp and his team on the cusp of history after taking another big step towards ending a 30-year wait for a league title.

Robertson, 25, has started all but one of the Reds’ league matches this season. The Scotland captain recorded his eighth assist of the season after putting the opening goal on a plate for Salah inside the opening 10 minutes.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 02: Andy Robertson of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Sheffield United at Anfield on January 2, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

The former Hull City was withdrawn at the 88th-minute following another fine display. Robertson was forced to leave the field by referee Paul Tierney at the nearest exit point of the pitch and was then serenaded by the Anfield faithful before returning to the subs bench.

However, after strolling past the away section at the Anfield Road end of the stadium, Robertson managed to see the funny side after getting a lively reception from the brilliant Sheffield United travelling supporters.

 

Following the 2-0 victory, Robertson posted on his Twitter saying: “Cons of being subbed when you’re LB.”

The victory ensured a league double over the newly promoted United who have proved to be one of the standout performers of the season.

Liverpool will now turn their attention to the Sunday’s Merseyside derby clash in the FA Cup. There will likely be a lot of changes to the sde that beat the Blades on Thursday evening. 16-year-old came on late to make his Premier League debut and will likely start against the Blues at Anfield in two days time.

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