Sheffield United star Sander Berge stuck in Norway due Covid-19 restrictions

Berge is currently away with the Norway squad for their UEFA Nations League games against Romania and Austria.

However, the squad have been forced to self-isolate after Galatasaray defender Omar Elabdellaoui tested positive.

That meant a cancellation of their friendly with Israel in Oslo and the Norwegian health authorities have now forbidden them
from leaving the country.

That has essentially placed Berge in no mans land as he cannot return to the UK or represent his national team.

If the current guidelines are upheld, Berge is likely to remain in Norway until at least next weekend and he will miss the
Blades return to action against West Ham.

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Liverpool fight back to secure 2-1 Premier League win over Sheffield United

A first half penalty from Sander Berge gave the Blades a fighting chance at Anfield but goals either side of the break from Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota secured all three points for the Reds.

Liverpool looked to overpower Chris Wilder’s side right from the off on Merseyside as John Egan cleared Sadio Mane’s effort off the line inside 60 seconds.

But despite struggling to live with Liverpool early on the visitors were handed a perfect opportunity after ten minutes.

Oli McBurnie was caught by Fabinho just inside the box and after a quick VAR check Berge calmly tucked home from the spot.

That goal injected some life into the Blades as McBurnie forced a smart stop from Alisson and Berge fired just wide.

But just as United were second best from kick off, Liverpool produced an equaliser out of nothing just before the break.

Aaron Ramsdale reacted brilliantly to keep out a header from Mane but Firmino stayed alive to cushion the rebound.

The Blades picked up the initiative after the break and Alisson was called into to beat out Oli Burke’s drive.

However, with United unable to turn their pressure into goals, Liverpool showed the clinical style of champions as Jota netted his first Premier League goal for the club.

Mane did brilliantly out wide to twist and turn and stand up a cross into the box with Jota arrived right on cue to power a header past Ramsdale.

United were forced to go for broke in the closing minutes as substitute David McGoldrick fired over the top before Salah wasted a golden chance to make it three.

Full time at Anfield it’s Liverpool 2 Sheffield United 1