Ahead of the game, the Blades finally pulled off their first signing of the season, bringing in Liverpool defender Ben Davies on a season-long loan.
“I’ve always liked the club playing against them. I saw they had 29,000 fans on the opening day of the season, which was a pull, and I like the manager and how he plays football.
“There are some great players here and we have a great chance of bouncing straight back up. The manager plays good football and has got a good record in the second tier. So I think it’s a good fit, and hopefully I fit in quite well with his plans and the club.
“I just missed matchdays really and the buzz, especially having fans in this year.”
He continued: “It’ll have been a long time since I played a proper matchday in front of fans so it’s part of the excitement of coming here and hopefully having a successful year.
“Going to Liverpool (from Preston) is a move you could never turn down. It was really exciting and the whole set up there is incredible.
“The club is like you wouldn’t believe until you get in there and see it for yourself. I’ve had a good six months or so but playing football is the most important thing. That’s what’s driven me to come out on loan and hopefully play some games and get back to enjoying that competitive side again.”
We’ve gathered the best of today’s transfer speculation below…
1. Rovers chase latest top tier loan signing
Blackburn Rovers have been tipped to challenge for the signature Manchester City defender Philippe Sandler on loan. They've also just brought in Leighton Clarkson from Liverpool, who started a Champions League game for the Reds last season. (Sky Sports)
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2. Palace could beat Forest to Rogers
Nottingham Forest's hopes of signing Manchester City forward Morgan Rogers look to have been dealt a blow, with reports suggesting he's being eyed up by Premier League side Crystal Palace. The teenage ace is valued at around £9m. (The 72)
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3. Cherries fresh favourites to land Cahill
Bournemouth have overtaken Southampton to be named the fresh favourites to sign ex-Chelsea and Crystal Palace defender Gary Cahill. The veteran centre-back's career highlights include winning two league titles and the Champions League with Chelsea. (Sky Bet)
4. Cottagers join Obafemi chase
Fulham are the latest side to be linked with a move for Southampton striker Michael Obafemi. The Republic of Ireland international, who has also been linked with Blackburn could be moved on this summer, following the arrival of Adam Armstrong. (Football League World)
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