Liverpool return to Premier League action when they face Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

The Reds come into the game on the back of four straight league defeats and currently sit sixth.

Jurgen Klopp is without captain Jordan Henderson and long-term absentees Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.

Fabinho and James Milner are unlikely to be risked despite returning to team training on Saturday, but Naby Keita could be involved and Diogo Jota is also set to play a part.

Kicking off at 7.15pm Paul Gorst and Ian Doyle will provide live updates on all the action, team news, analysis and reaction.

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No Lee Mason

Lee Mason will no longer be fourth official for Liverpool's trip to Sheffield United this evening.

The under-fire referee was set to be on the touchline for this evening's game as the Reds look to get back to winning ways against the Premier League's rock-bottom club.

Yet Mason was involved in a controversial moment during Saturday's game between Brighton and West Brom as he appeared to confirm a Seagulls free-kick could be taken quickly, blowing his whistle when Baggies goalkeeper Sam Johnstone was still arranging his wall.

Lee Mason speaks to VAR during a controversial moment in West Brom's win over Brighton (Image: Getty)

Lewis Dunk fired the ball home but Mason blew the whistle a second time before the ball crossed the line and, after consulting VAR, the referee opted to disallow the goal, despite at one stage appearing to rule that the free-kick should stand.

After the controversy, Mason has now been removed as fourth official at Bramall Lane, with John Brooks now set to be on the touchline to assist referee Jonathan Moss.

Predicted line-ups

Our writers have all had their say on who they want to see start for Liverpool this evening.

Unrsurprisingly, they don't agree.

Klopp's vow to supporters

Need some inspriational words before tonight's game?

Who better to hear from than Jurgen Klopp?!

Wilder on Klopp relationship

Jurgen Klopp and Chris Wilder have locked horns in the past and are set to reacquaint themselves this evening.

Here's the Sheffield United boss on their relationship...

Klopp on Henderson injury

And here's the Liverpool boss with the latest on Jordan Henderson...

Klopp on Jota return

Diogo Jota is set to return today and Jurgen Klopp couldn't be happier.

Klopp on top four battle

Liverpool might have conceded the title but they're not giving up on qualifying for the Champions League just yet.

Team selector

No Virgil van Dijk. No Joe Gomez. No Joel Matip. No Fabinho. No Jordan Henderson.

So who starts at centre-back?

Here's how Liverpool could line up...


It goes without saying but if Liverpool want to finish fourth this season, they desperately need a win with the Reds currently five points off the Champions League places.

West Ham are currently the side in possession, but after their loss to Manchester City yesterday, Chelsea could leapfrog them if they beat Manchester United this afternoon.

Meanwhile, with Leicester City losing to Arsenal and Tottenham and Aston Villa picking up wins, it's tighter than ever in the battle for Europe.

Sheffield United vs Liverpool LIVE

Afternoon Reds fans, it's matchday!

Liverpool travel to Sheffield United tonight and boy, do they need a win.

Jurgen Klopp's side have lost their last four Premier League outings and have dropped to sixth in the table as a result.

But with the Blades bottom of the table, Liverpool won't get a better chance to rediscover form and confidence.

Stay tuned for all the pre-match build-up, live updates and post-match reaction from Bramall Lane.