Premier League News: Liverpool fails to produce a shot on target for the first time in the first half of any Premier League game this season.
Liverpool are playing against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane in the 7th game-week of the Premier League. The Reds found it tough against Blades especially in the first half of the game.
In the last 6 games played by Liverpool in the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp’s side has won all the games. Everytime, Liverpool has managed to dominate the game since the very first minute.
Such game-play made Liverpool to set a record of best start in the Premier League history. However, Liverpool seemed to have an off-day, as their struggle against Sheffield United was huge.
An incredible stat was surfaced after the completion of the first half in the game, where it stated that in the 7 league games, Liverpool has failed to score a goal in the first half of the game for the first time.
On top of it, the Reds even failed to make a shot on the target for the first time in the 7 league games in first half. Thus, Sheffield United has to be applauded for their efforts fine display of game.
For the first time this season, Liverpool looked uncomfortable in the match, and it was not even this bad when Liverpool met Southampton. Probably, a poor day at work.
Although, Liverpool came close to make 1-0 in the first half, when Salah and Firmino combined well. In the end, the Brazilian International passed to Mane to score, but he ended up hitting the ball, which denied the goal and a shot on-target.
Nevertheless, Gini Wijnaldum’s strike broke the deadlock in the end, as the ball slips through the legs of Dean Henderson in the 70th minute.