CURTIS JONES and a Kean Bryan own goal ensured Liverpool stopped the rot – and brought up the Reds’ 7,000th top-flight goal.
After four Premier League defeats on the bounce, it took a trip to bottom-side Sheffield United to return to winnings ways.
Curtis Jones set Liverpool on their way to victory at Bramall Lane following a frustrating first halfCredit: Reuters
Roberto Firmino’s shot deflected off Kean Bryan and over Aaron Ramsdale into the back of the netCredit: PA:Press Association
Aaron Ramsdale was in inspired form at Bramall Lane, making five saves in the first half alone.
Ozan Kabak got away with what would have been an embarrassing own goal when the delayed offside flag went up.
But Jones finally broke the Blades’ resolve early in the second half, finishing into the corner after Trent Alexander-Arnold just about kept the ball in play.
Roberto Firmino thought he had Liverpool’s second of the night – and the milestone number – but replays showed his shot was dragged wide before the inadvertent deflection which looped over Ramsdale.
More to follow…
Ozan Kabak inadvertently turned into his own net but was spared by the assistant’s flagCredit: Getty – Pool
Ramsdale was in inspired form between the sticks for the hosts with five first-half savesCredit: AP:Associated Press
Chris Wilder’s Blades remain well adrift at the bottom of the Premier League table with 12 games to goCredit: AP:Associated Press
Oli McBurnie squandered a glorious chance to drag the hosts back into the contestCredit: PA:Press Association
Liverpool ended a run of four successive defeats in the league before tonight’s winCredit: Reuters
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