Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder joked about needing to play with everyone behind the ball when the Blades take on Premier League table-toppers Liverpool this weekend.
Wilder saw his Blades side knocked out of the EFL Cup last night by Sunderland, while Liverpool sealed yet another win by dispatching MK Dons.
And as per Sky Sports, Wilder said: “It might not be a back three, it might turn into a back ten or back eleven. They’ve caused better sides than us untold problems with the way they move the ball around the pitch and the way they attack with pace and quality.
“Hopefully they don’t show as much quality as they’ve shown over the last two or three years, which has got them the results and success they’ve had. Hopefully they have an off day and we can get amongst them.”
TBR’s View – Liverpool on course for yet another Premier League win
There’s an aura around Liverpool now, no matter who plays and where they have to travel to. That’s helped them get 15 Premier League wins in a row.
If Sheffield United play as poorly as they did at home to Sunderland last night, Liverpool will have a stroll on Saturday.
But Wilder is a tough task master and will demand an improvement in front of what’s sure to be a packed house at Bramall Lane.
That said, it’s tough to see beyond yet another Liverpool win, with their big hitters all rested and refreshed having been left out of midweek action.