Liverpool passed Newcastle after a difficult match to decrease the difference with Manchester City the leaders.
Liverpool continued their remarkable results by beating Newcastle United 3-1 on Thursday in the 17th stage of the English Premier League competition. Liverpool found themselves behind in the score thanks to an early goal by their former player Jonjo Shelvey (7), however, things went back to the starting point by Diogo Jota (21) before Egyptian Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool the advantage by following up a rebound from the goalkeeper (25). Salah has equaled Jamie Vardy’s record by contributing at least 1 goal in 15 consecutive Premier League matches and has become the first Liverpool player to score against Newcastle in five consecutive matches at Anfield in the same competition.
Liverpool faced some dangerous opportunities from the opponent before Trent settled the match with a wonderful goal with the minutesThe last (87). This is Liverpool’s sixth consecutive victory in the English Premier League, in which they increased their tally to 40 points in second place by a margin of only one point behind Manchester City, while the loser’s balance stopped at 10 in the last position.
Liverpool took a heavy blow before kick-off when Fabinho, Curtis Jones, and Virgil Van Dijk were absent from the Newcastle United match due to suspicion of positive testing for COVID-19.