Sky Sports pundit states his prediction for Sheffield United v Liverpool FC
Charlie Nicholas is backing Liverpool FC to beat Sheffield United in the Premier League on Saturday
Charlie Nicholas is tipping Liverpool FC to continue their brilliant start to the new season by claiming a 3-1 victory away from home against Sheffield United on Saturday lunchtime.
The Reds head into the game looking to make it seven wins on the bounce in the Premier League after a fine start to the new campaign under Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool FC have won all six of their opening Premier League games and currently find themselves five points clear of Manchester City heading into this weekend’s round of fixtures.
The Merseyside outfit also booked their place in the fourth round of the League Cup on Wednesday night thanks to a 2-0 win at MK Dons.
Liverpool FC are now preparing to travel to Sheffield United on Saturday afternoon as they bid to continue their stunning start to the new campaign.
And former Arsenal man Nicholas is tipping the Reds to claim all three points and maintain their position at the top of the table.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Nicholas said: “Liverpool are coming through these tests without playing brilliantly. The Sheffield United team I watched the other week at Everton impressed me with the energy and pace they play at.
“They do struggle for goals though. It has been quite a jump up for Oli McBurnie. He works hard and grafts, but you are looking for a goal return here.
“The Blades are well drilled and organised – when I saw them at Goodison Park, their two wing-backs were going up – I even saw the centre-half in the box – and they didn’t look like they were going to get caught on the counter-attack either.
“I can see Liverpool doing what they did at Chelsea here though. Sheffield United will be in their face and try to pin them back, but they need to worry about Roberto Firmino, and then the pace and skill of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. Liverpool will gradually grind the game down.”
Liverpool FC are aiming to go one step further in the Premier League than they did last season after they finished second and a point behind Manchester City last term.