Published On: January 2nd, 2024
With a 4-2 victory over Newcastle United at a sodden Anfield on Monday, Liverpool began the new year three points ahead of the leaders in the Premier League rankings. After scoring and missing a penalty in his final game before the African Cup of Nations, Mohamed Salah scored his 150th Premier League goal for Liverpool, helping Jurgen Klopp’s team maintain their lead at the top of the rankings. In the Liverpool Vs Newcastle match, Darwin Nunez missed two excellent opportunities out of his eight attempts at goal. Salah also had already missed a penalty kick as Liverpool somehow failed to take the lead.
Curtis Jones did, however, ultimately put the home team ahead before Cody Gakpo extended the lead a short while later. With Martin Dubravka’s 11 saves, including one that stopped a Mo Salah penalty in the 23rd minute, Liverpool could completely smash an injured Newcastle team and win significantly.
Liverpool Vs Newcastle – Results
In the Liverpool Vs Newcastle match, there were six goals in an exciting second half of play. Salah made one, scored two, and contributed significantly to the other goal. Until Salah’s penalty kick in the 86th minute, Newcastle barely managed to stay in the game. However, they were injured. Jurgen Klopp’s team leads Manchester City and Arsenal by five points in the Premier League winter break. Still, Liverpool’s domination was evident despite Newcastle’s resilience and Martin Dubravka’s heroics with ten crucial saves.
To compensate for Salah’s missed penalty in the first half, Liverpool scored goals through Curtis Jones, Cody Gakpo, and Salah in the second half. The team’s effort pleased Klopp, who called it a “special game” and a “sensational game from my team.” Martin Dubravka of Newcastle was on a roll, finishing with ten saves at the end of the game—tied with all other goalkeepers in a match this season.
In this fantastic Liverpool Vs Newcastle match, Newcastle could not escape Liverpool, as they were as ruthless as the rain. Nunez could have scored the second goal, but Dubravka stopped him twice. He also stopped Salah’s penalty, which was given after Diaz was fouled. Trent Alexander-Arnold sliced the rebound over the crossbar as Salah went for power. Later, at an astonishingly tight angle, the full-back struck the post with an outrageous half-volley.
In the Liverpool Vs Newcastle post-match celebrations, Klopp lost his wedding ring, which he had to thank a television camera operator for recovering. He added, “It was once lost in the sea, and I had to hire a skilled diver to find it.”
Liverpool Vs Newcastle – Key Facts
Liverpool now holds the joint-longest home unbeaten streak by a team against a particular opponent in the history of the tournament (Chelsea vs. Everton, also an ongoing record of 28 games), having gone undefeated in 28 straight Premier League home games against Newcastle, winning 23 and losing five.
Salah became the only player to have all three feats since Rooney for Everton against Swansea in December 2017 in a single Premier League match.
Only Henry (7 seasons between 1999/00 and 2005/06) and Kane (9 seasons between 2014/15 and 2022/23) have recorded more goal involvement than Salah (20 goals + assists) in seven seasons in the Premier League.
Newcastle had suffered five straight losses on the road for the first time since January 2021 after losing five of their previous six Premier League games. After their FA Cup third-round matchup with arch-rival Sunderland on Saturday, Newcastle—who have already lost four of their last five league games—will take on champion Manchester City on January 13.