Liverpool vs Sheffield United, Premier League: what time is kick-off today, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

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Liverpool vs Sheffield United, Premier League: what time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction? - Getty Images
Liverpool vs Sheffield United, Premier League: what time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction? - Getty Images

What is it?

It's the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Sheffield United.

When is it?

It's on Saturday, October 24.

What time is kick-off?

It's the late, late, game, so it gets under way at 8pm. 

What TV channel is it on?

It's on Sky Sports Box Office, so you'll have to dig into your pocket if you want to watch. For United fans, it's the second of two games inside six days that will cost fans £14.95 to watch their team on TV.

What is the team news?

Both Jurgen Klopp and Chris Wilder will be without some of their biggest names for this weekend's encounter.

Klopp has question marks over six players for the visit of United. Virgil Van Dijk is a definite non-starter after picking up an ACL injury against Everton. Joel Matip faces a fitness battle to face Sheffield United after missing the Champions League clash against Ajax.

Thiago Alcântara has not been able to train this week after picking up a knock in the Merseyside derby. Goalkeeper Alisson Becker has returned to training from a shoulder injury, but Saturday's match could come too soon for him. Naby Keita could return after missing the Ajax match, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains on the sidelines. 

Alisson Becker returned to training this week - Shutterstock
Alisson Becker returned to training this week - Shutterstock

Sheffield United, meanwhile, will be without Jack O'Connell. The defender is out for most of the season following knee surgery. Striker Lys Mousset still has his foot in a cast after suffering injury in pre-season. Midfielder John Fleck is still out with a back injury. Finally, Max Lowe is likely to miss out after suffering concussion following a collision with Fulham's Ruben Loftus-Cheek on Sunday. Protocol surrounding head injuries requires between seven and 10 days' rest before playing again.

What have we said about the clubs?

It is impossible to replace the ­irreplaceable, but Liverpool have surely found the solution for now to the loss of Virgil van Dijk, with ­Fabinho producing an outstanding performance in the centre of defence as they began their ­Champions League campaign with a precious away victory.

Read Jason Burt on how Liverpool coped in Van Dijk's absence in midweek. 

The only two people who were not constantly going on about it were those involved, although Neill apologised two days after the incident. I accepted and moved on, which is why I could not be accused of hypocrisy when I inflicted a similarly appalling challenge on Manchester United winger Nani in March 2011. 

Jamie Carragher column on Jordan Pickford's challenge on Virgil van Dijk. 

What are the odds?

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  • Liverpool to win 2/9

  • Draw 11/2

  • Sheffield United 11/1

What's our prediction?

Liverpool 2 Sheffield United 0: Chris Wilder's side haven't picked up a win in the Premier League this season, and we expect the wait to continue after the weekend.