Premier League champions Liverpool, who are three points away from the top spot, will try to secure victory at home against Sheffield United, who have shown a very poor performance so far, with just one point to their name in five matches.
The Reds’ last game in the domestic competition was against Everton in the Merseyside derby last weekend, which ended in a 2-2 draw.
With Virgil van Dijk still in their thoughts, Liverpool will probably clash with The Blades without another key player in Alisson Becker, who has shoulder issues. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will also be unavailable due to a knee problem and Kostas Tsimikas is also still out.
However, Jurgen Klopp may have Thiago Alcántara back into his side together with Naby Keita. Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah are expected to be the trio up front.
As for United, they also have some serious injury issues. They won’t have Jack O’Connell, who will need surgery after a knee injury, while John Fleck and Lys Mousset will still be out for a while longer.
The bad news for trainer Chris Wilder is that Max Lowe was also added to the injury list when after only 19 minutes of his Premier League debut last weekend, as he was forced off with concussion.
The bright side for The Blades is that Ethan Ampadu could return to the back line while Rhian Brewster could make his full debut against the team he left during the summer.
The 2020/2021 Premier League’s match between Liverpool vs Sheffield United will be played at Anfield and will kick off at 21:00 CEST on Saturday 24 October 2020.