Liverpool ended their four-match losing run and moved to within two points of the top four with a 2-0 win at Sheffield United.

The heroics of Sheff Utd goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale had frustrated Liverpool as he made five first-half saves, including two in as many minutes to deny Mohamed Salah and Georginio Wijnaldum.

Liverpool eventually found a way past Ramsdale on 48 minutes when Phil Jagielka’s clearance from a Trent Alexander-Arnold cross fell invitingly for Jones to stroke in just his second Premier League goal.

Oliver McBurnie then passed up a great chance to equalise, heading Oliver Norwood’s cross wide, before Liverpool made their hosts pay. 

Roberto Firmino danced through the Sheff Utd defence and hit a shot that deflected in off Kean Bryan for an own goal. 

The win could have been greater had Salah not missed an open goal from a tight angle late on. 

Liverpool move a point behind fifth-placed Chelsea, their next opponents, while Sheff Utd stay bottom, 15 points from safety. 

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