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Liverpool smash Premier League record in victory over Sheffield United

In an impressive display at Anfield, Liverpool set a new Premier League record for ball possession in their victory against Sheffield United last night. Dominating the match, Liverpool finished with a ball possession of 83.1%, the highest recorded by a team in a single Premier League match since Opta started recording this statistic in the 2003-04 season.

The Reds clinched a 3:1 win, with the goals coming from Darwin Nunez, Alexis Mac Allister, and Cody Gakpo. Liverpool perserved their top position in the standings, extending their tally to 70 points just days before their highly anticipated derby against Manchester United at Old Trafford this coming weekend.

Until last night, the record was held by Manchester City, who controlled the ball in 82.9% of their match against Swansea City in the 2017/18 season. Now, Liverpool and Manchester City dominate the list of five best records in Premier League history, with the Reds claiming the new top spot and also holding the third-highest record.