It was a narrow win, with some slim pickings from the black-clad Reds. For every moment of brilliance going forward, there was an equal and opposite moment of poor concentration and/or decision making. However, it wasn’t all bad news: the defense did well to keep the home side at bay (and boy did they need it!), with some especially big interventions from Virgil van Dijk and backup goalkeeper Adrian. And Georginio Wijnaldum chipped in with a rare—and decisive!—goal (with a little help from Henderson, no, not that one).
With our favoured polling tool out of service, we’re instead giving you a choice between a few of the players we thought looked best today for the Reds, so make your choice below and vote for who you think should be the man of the match—or take to the comments to let us know that we got it wrong by leaving the real man of the match off the list entirely.
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Who was Liverpool’s best player against Sheffield United?
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Virgil van Dijk