As it happened: LFC 3-1 Newcastle Utd

Premier League
Saturday 14 September 2019 - 12:30 pm
Anfield
Liverpool3
1Newcastle
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7'⚽️ Willems
⚽️ Mane28'
Origi off, Firmino on ↔️37'
⚽️ Mane40'
65'↔️ Almirón off, Mutu on
65'↔️ Krafth off, Manquillo on
⚽️ Salah72'
Oxlade-Chamberlain off, Milner on ↔️74'
80'↔️ Schar off, Fernández on
Wijnaldum off, Shaqiri on ↔️84'
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Newcastle United, and new boss Steve Bruce, travel to Anfield for the first Premier League game after the international break.

The new Toon boss has managed to put a couple of good results into his account, including a win away at Tottenham Hotspur at the end of last month.

Meanwhile the reds will be hoping to maintain their 100% record this season although they will continue to be without goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

No injuries were reported from the reds international exploits although Naby Keita's recuperation is continuing.  Both James Milner and Joe Gomez will be pushing to get themselves back involved with the first team.

Follow the game with us here.

As it happened...

11:20 UK
Reds to stay top this weekend?

A Liverpool win, in this first game of the weekend, will ensure that the reds remain top of the Premier League no matter what happens in the following 9 games.

Liverpool will be hoping for a 14th consecutive league win, which would make them only the fourth English team to ever achieve this.

11:28 UK

Team news coming....

11:33 UK
Two changes for the reds

Divock Origi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain both start for Liverpool.

Starting XI: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Salah, Origi.

Subs: Kelleher, Milner, Firmino, Gomez, Henderson, Lallana, Shaqiri.

11:35 UK
Newcastle team

12:06 UK

In today's matchday magazine Klopp writes:

“Because of international call-ups we haven’t had the majority of the squad together for long to prepare for this game. I know we are not unique and every team is affected. But it does impact.

“What’s important is that we stick to the values that have served us so well. Values of embracing hard work, doing the right things, being relentless, staying together and most importantly ensuring we bring the intensity in everything we do.

Klopp's pre-match press conference

12:28 UK

Teams are out

12:31 UK
KICK OFF

Newcastle win the toss and Liverpool are kicking towards the Kop.

12:34 UK

Origi starting off on the left hand side with Mane occupying a more central role.

12:39 UK
Goal

Jetro Willems fires Newcastle in the lead after just 7 minutes.

Totally unmarked on the left hand side, turned Trent AA and then smashed it in from the corner of the penalty area.

12:42 UK

12' Oxlade-Chamberlain with a strong run and then a powerful hit from outside the area.  Just goes wide.

12:48 UK

17' Oxlade-Chamberlain sends in a cross but it's a bit behind Sadio Mane who's header goes over the bar.

12:56 UK

Klopp gestures to fans and slaps his watch.  Suggesting that it's not just the players that need to 'wake up' at Anfield.

12:58 UK

Penalty shout.

Joel Matip had an arm aroudn his neck and is dragged down.  Not given.

12:59 UK
GOAL!!

27' Sadio Mane scores an equaliser just after that not given penalty shout.

Robertson cuts the ball inside to Mane who takes a touch then drills it in to the top corner.

13:08 UK
LFC Sub

37' Divock Origi heads off injured.  Looks like he twisted his ankle just as he was chasing a ball on the astro-turf edge of the Liverpool pitch.

Roberto Firmino is on to replace him.

13:11 UK
GOAL!

40' It's Sadio Mane again.  This time a simple tap in after a ball across from supersub Bobby Firmino.

13:17 UK

45+1' Gini Wijnaldum shot, but it needed a bit more power.  Dubravka saves that just before the break.

13:19 UK
HALF TIME

Liverpool 2-1 Newcastle

Sloppy start from the reds which allowed Willems to score and put Newcastle ahead.  But Sadio Mane with two strikes to turn the game on it's head.

Divock Origi walked off injured after twisting his ankle on the touchline.

13:35 UK
Second half

Back underway.  Liverpool have a slender lead, and Newcastle do have the players who are capable of getting a goal back.

Will Mane get a hat-trick?

13:36 UK

Early second half corner for Newcastle but Liverpool clear.

13:38 UK

49' Great chance by Wijnaldum.  Robertson ball and it's well controlled and fired immediately from the Dutchman.  Touches the roof of the net.

13:44 UK

55' Great opportunity for Emil Krafth, in space, but he smashes it over the crossbar.

13:53 UK

64' Robertson goes very close there to getting his on name on the scoresheet.

Liverpool looking better with each passing minute in this game.

13:56 UK
Newcastle subs

65' Two changes.  Mutu and former red Javier Manquillo replace Krafth and Almiron.

14:01 UK
GOAL

70' Firmino with a brilliant touch to Salah who then powered forward and added his name to today's goalscoring list.

Surely that will ensure all three points are going the reds' way.

14:04 UK
LFC Sub

74' Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's 50th LFC appearance comes to an end.  He is replaced by James Milner with 15 minutes left to play.

14:18 UK

87' Close but correct offside call denies Sadio Mane a hat-trick.

Shaqiri now on the field.  He replaced Gini Wijnaldum.

14:23 UK
FULL TIME

Newcastle scored early and woke Liverpool up in this early kick off.

Mane equalised and from then on the result was never in doubt.

A 14th consecutive league victory, a perfect 5 results this season.

Liverpool will remain top of the league this weekend.

Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle

14:27 UK

Liverpool move onto 15 points, five ahead of Man City who take on Norwich later today.

The goal difference nudges up to 10.  14 goals scored and 4 conceded.



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