Liverpool are closing in on a club record 63 league games unbeaten at Anfield.

Blunting The Blades tonight would be game number 62 in a bid to match a remarkable record established between 1978 and 1981 - and with Chris Wilder's men having managed just two goals all season the Reds are an unbackable 1/4  with thepools.com to triumph.

However, with no Virgil van Dijk, and Adrian an uncertain stand-in for the excellent Alisson, is a Reds' clean sheet really a given?

Probably. Consider this. Liverpool have kept four clean sheets in the five games Fabinho has been asked to deputise at centre-back - as he surely will be again - and the Reds have won the last three league meetings home and away against The Blades, scoring seven without reply.

Virgil van Dijk may be irreplaceable as a centre-back, but Fabinho is a pretty effective understudy. FAB Virgil isn't just a Thunderbirds catchphrase.

Liverpool to win to nil is 10/11, a Liverpool clean sheet is 4/5 and and the 1-0 and 2-0 correct scorelines are 15/2 and 11/2 respectively.

Mason Holgate and Divock Origi during the derby

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Just for the record Sheffield United are a huge 10/1  to become the first team to win a Premier League match at Anfield in more than two years while the draw is 5/1.

Mo Salah has scored in his last two league outings and he is 12/5 favourite to open the scoring tonight - and 8/13 any time.

But while Salah became the 17th Reds player to score 100 goals for the club at Goodison Park last weekend, only two of his last 13 have been the opening goal of a game.