By Mark Walker, Press Association Sport
Published: 12:30 GMT, 1 January 2020 | Updated: 12:30 GMT, 1 January 2020
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder had little time for reflection at the end of a stellar 2019 for his club.
The Blades were an outside bet for automatic promotion from the Sky Bet Championship 12 months ago but on Thursday they take on Liverpool at Anfield from a position of comfort in the top half of the Premier League.
Wilder's side have continued to defy the odds - they lost for the first time in almost a year on the road at Manchester City on Sunday - but the former Oxford and Northampton manager preferred to look forward at the turn of the year.
Chris Wilder has no time to reflect on Sheffield United's incredible 2019 after promotion
The Blades were promoted to the topflight last season after finishing 2nd in the Championship
They are now defying the odds in the Premier League and are comfortably inside the top half
'There's a fantastic future ahead for the football club, we've put ourselves in a great position,' Wilder said.
'But I'm never one to sit back and admire and my staff aren't and my players won't.
'We've got some huge challenges in the new year and ones we are really looking forward to.'