Liverpool’s night bought off to the proper begin as Virgil van Dijk was left unmarked from a Trent Alexander-Arnold nook to move within the opening objective after simply 10 minutes. Nonetheless, Newcastle responded quickly after as Christian Atsu transformed from shut vary, although the objective meant that Alexander-Arnold escaped a purple card after handballing on the objective line within the build-up.
Alexander-Arnold would go on to benefit from his repriece although. The appropriate-back turned supplier once more as his inch-perfect cross was neatly turned in first-time by Mohamed Salah to place Liverpool again in entrance. Observe the dwell motion beneath.
42 minutes: Newcastle 1 – 2 Liverpool
Alexander-Arnold tries to ship Salah down the wing however hits it manner too arduous. Liverpool win the ball again earlier than Ritchie lastly clears it by booting it lengthy.
39 minutes: Newcastle 1 – 2 Liverpool
Schar fouls Mane and Liverpool have a free n Newcastle’s half. Salah places it into the field however Dubravka comes and claims it.
36 minutes: Newcastle 1 – 2 Liverpool
Henderson offers the ball away and Ritchie sends Rondon free on the break however he is simply offside.
33 minutes: Newcastle 1 – 2 Liverpool
Robertson places a cross into the field however Dummett heads it clear. Sturridge wins the ball in the course of the park and provides it to Mane. Mane slots it into Salah who places it previous Dummett into the field. Mane will get to it first and shoots however Dubravka is massive and makes the save.
27 minutes: Newcastle 1 – 1 Liverpool
Fabinho does properly to dispossess Perez who makes an excellent run by the defence. Newcastle win the ball again in mid-field and hit it as much as Atsu. Atsu wins the header and knocks it all the way down to Perez who shoots shortly and hits the close to put up.
24 minutes: Newcastle 1 – 1 Liverpool
Newcastle have their tails up right here. Ritchie places the ball in from the left and Manquillo meets the ball however places it into Alisson’s fingers.
18 minutes: Newcastle 0 – 1 Liverpool
Van Dijk sends a protracted, correct move up over the defenders and into Mo Salah. His contact is slightly heavy and he cannot convey it down which means the ball goes out of play.
12 minutes: Newcastle 0 – Zero Liverpool
Mane will get a cross into the field from the left, Salah brings it down and shoots however Ritchie makes the block.
9 minutes: Newcastle 0 – Zero Liverpool
Manquillo places a excessive leg right into a problem on Mane because the Liverpool striker tries to get into the field. He wins the ball however Mane holds his head as he goes down. No foul guidelines Andre Marriner.
6 minutes: Newcastle 0 – Zero Liverpool
Salah tries to seek out Mane within the field however there is no manner by Newcastle’s defence. Liverpool have been affected person of their construct up play to date however Newcastle have been on high of any balls into the field.
Three minutes: Newcastle 0 – Zero Liverpool
Ki Sung-yeung forces Alexander-Arnold in addition the ball out of play, however Newcastle are pressured again when the throw in comes again into play.
Newcastle vs Liverpool
10 minutes to go till kick off. The massive information is that Sturridge begins for Liverpool. Nothing however a win will do for the Reds as they proceed to hunt for that elusive Premier League title.
Newcastle vs Liverpool
Heartbreak for Cardiff however reduction for Brighton who win security as a consequence of Cardiff’s defeat at present.
Yet one more recreation to go although and it is a massive one. Newcastle vs Liverpool, workforce information coming subsequent.
The place can I watch it?
The match can be proven dwell on Sky Sports activities from 7:30pm on Saturday Could 4. Subscribers can even watch on-line through Sky Go.
Highlights can be proven at 10.25pm on Match of the Day on BBC One.
What time does it begin?
Newcastle vs Liverpool kicks off at 7:45pm.
Newcastle: Dubravka, Manquillo, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Hayden, Atsu, Perez, Rondon
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Salah, Mane, Sturridge
Face to face…
Liverpool 4 (Lovren, Salah, Shaqiri, Fabinho) Newcastle 0, Premier League, December 2018
Liverpool 2 (Salah, Mane) Newcastle 0, Premier League, March 2018
Newcastle 1 (Joselu) Liverpool 1 (Coutinho), Premier League, October 2017
Liverpool 2 (Sturridge, Lallana) Newcastle 2 (Cisse, Colback), Premier League, April 2016
Newcastle 2 (Skrtel OG, Wijnaldum) Liverpool 0, Premier League, December 2015
Newcastle to win: 19/2
Liverpool to win: 1/3
Prediction: Newcastle 1-2 Liverpool
In six years at Anfield, Rafa Benitez couldn’t lead Liverpool to the Premier League title; on Saturday, he might put the ultimate nail within the coffin because the Reds look to go high of the league as soon as once more.
With simply two video games left, the title is slowly slipping away from Liverpool as Man Metropolis proceed to win. This weekend, Metropolis play Leicester – managed by one other former Liverpool supervisor in Brendan Rodgers – on Monday, giving Jurgen Klopp’s workforce one other alternative to go high by two factors, no less than quickly.
However Newcastle will current a troublesome problem. Everybody is aware of how Benitez likes to arrange his facet in opposition to the highest six; they’ll be properly organised, compact and hard to interrupt down. Will probably be attention-grabbing to see if there’s any hangover for a Liverpool facet deflated following a bruising 3-Zero defeat in opposition to Barcelona.
Total, although, Liverpool ought to have sufficient to say three factors, and can be boosted if Roberto Firmino is again to full health. They’ve been getting the job completed, a method or one other, in current weeks, and it’d be nothing wanting catastrophic in the event that they had been to slide up right here. 2-1 Liverpool – again to the highest of the league.