Sheffield United: Team news for Bramall Lane clash with European champions Liverpool

Sheffield United will look to spring a surprise this afternoon when they face European champions Liverpool at Bramall Lane.

Saturday, 28th September 2019, 11:32 am
Updated Saturday, 28th September 2019, 12:35 pm
Sheffield United's Oliver McBurnie (left), goalkeeper Dean Henderson and Chris Basham (right) celebrate: Tim Goode/PA Wire.

And Chris Wilder has selected the same starting eleven that won at Everton a week ago, in his quest to do so.

That means John Lundstram and Jack O’Connell both face their boyhood club – O’Connell watched the Reds win the Champions League title last season, beating Spurs - while striker Lys Mousset, who scored at Goodison Park, has to be content with a place on the bench.

Skipper Billy Sharp completes his three-match ban this afternoon, after being sent off in United’s last home league game against Southampton.

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Blades: Henderson, Baldock, Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Stevens, Fleck, Norwood, Lundstram, McBurnie, Robinson.

Subs: L.Freeman, Jagielka, Mousset, Osborn, Clarke, Moore, Bešić.

The Reds have also named an unchanged XI, while Divock Origi returns to the bench after recovering from an ankle issue.

Liverpool: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Mane, Salah, Firmino.

Subs: Kelleher, Lovren, Milner, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Origi.