Liverpool victory over Sheffield United seals unbeaten year in Premier League

Liverpool's 2-0 victory over Sheffield United has guaranteed the runaway leaders an unbeaten calendar year in the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp's side last lost a league game at champions Manchester City on 3 January, 2019, but Sheffield United's hopes of ending that run were extinguished by goals in either half by Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

The performance secured Liverpool's 19th victory of the season and stretched their unbeaten run in the Premier League to 37 games - 12 short of Arsenal's 49-game record.

Following Thursday night's match, Klopp insisted he has no intention of getting carried away in the hype.

"That is exceptional, but we did not think about one year (undefeated), we thought about winning this game, that was the target," he said.

"The boys were 100% focused, that was the important stuff. In all positions it was exceptional.

"Our New Year starts at the middle of May - so we have season resolutions, not year resolutions."

Liverpool's next match sees them take on Merseyside rivals Everton in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday at 4.01pm.