Liverpool came away with all three points after defeating Newcastle United by 3-1 in a crucial Premier League encounter on Thursday night.
The visitors went ahead into the game with the help of a bad clearance from Thiago Alcantara, and Jonjoe Shelvey scored a brilliant goal from long-range. But, the Magpies’ lead didn’t last long as the Reds scored two goals before the interval thanks to the contributions from Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah.
In the second half, Liverpool kept on pressing Eddie Howe’s side higher up the field but had to wait until the dying moment of the game to score yet another goal to find a comfortable victory. Trent Alexander-Arnold’s long-range attempt went straight into the back of the net.
Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle United:
Following this victory, Liverpool is currently sitting second in the league with 40 points in 17 games. And on the other hand, Newcastle is 19th in the table with 10 points in 17 games.
After Thursday’s result, the Reds have now become the only team to win 2000 games in top-flight English football. And after scoring against the Magpies. Jurgen Klopp’s side has scored 32 games in a row in all competitions which is a club record.
After the game speaking with the press. Jurgen Klopp said, quoted by the club’s website that he is happy with the result and it is not surprising that his side had dug deep to earn all three points against a struggling Newcastle side. He said:
“No problem with that, that’s the Premier League. The opponent is obviously fighting for staying in the league, put everything in, threw everything on the pitch, had a very defensive organisation, went 1-0 up – so this is the recipe for a difficult game. But we still won it – absolutely deserved and that’s it pretty much.”
The German boss further said that he was impressed by Alexander-Arnold’s long-range strike and said:
“Absolutely. I thought it was the best long ball we played today! Absolutely crazy goal. His shooting technique is really different level and really cool to watch. In a situation like that, having the positivity and optimism to do it is, again, the basis for these kind of goals. So, well done.”
The upcoming fixtures for both teams:
Liverpool will travel to North London to encounter Tottenham Hotspur in their next game on Sunday. Newcastle United will welcome the league leader Manchester City on the same day. Given the current covid situation in England, there is a huge doubt if these games will take place or not.