As it happened: Newcastle 2-3 LFC

Premier League
Saturday 04 May 2019 - 7:45 pm
St James's Park
Newcastle2
3Liverpool
Show Match Events
13'van Dijk ⚽️
⚽️ Atsu20'
28'Salah ⚽️
Schar45'
⚽️ Rondon54'
66'↔️ Wijnaldum off, Shaqiri on
73'↔️ Salah off, Origi on
84'↔️ Lovren off, Milner on
86'Origi ⚽️
90' Milner
Possession %
3070
Total Shots
1411
Shots on Target
74
Shots Blocked
41
Offside
42
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Liverpool must put behind their disappointment from the semi-final 1st leg as they prepare to face Newcastle United.

This final away game of the season (taking place at the unusual time of a Saturday night) sees the reds face previous manager Rafa Benitez in Newcastle.

It will be a wintry night in the North East as late Spring has been put on halt - temperatures are forecast to be in the low single figures.

Liverpool returned from Barcelona on Thursday lunchtime and haven't had too much time to prepare for tonight's clash.

Another victory is vital to keep the loosest of pressure on Manchester City who play on Monday night.

Follow the game with us here.

As it happened...

17:20 UK
Earlier today

The race to (seemingly avoid) reaching the top four continued today. 

Spurs lost again, away at Bournemouth 1-0, which means that Chelsea could overtake them for third place.

Wolves impressive season continued with another victory - they are Liverpool's final opponents next weekend at Anfield.

18:57 UK
Four changes

Confirmed LFC team

Alisson, Trent, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Hendo, Mane, Salah, Sturridge

Subs: Mignolet, Milner, Gomez, Ox, Matip, Shaqiri, Origi

19:46 UK
Kick off

Underway! 

19:57 UK

11' Lovely threaded ball to Mane, he's in the area but tackled last minute.

Ball eventually comes to Salah - he's got Sturridge to the side of him but takes the shot on. 

Sturridge does not look happy with him.

19:59 UK
GOAL

13' That's a powerful header from Virgil van Dijk.  He smashes that in from a Trent Alexander-Arnold corner.

20:01 UK

15' Good ball by Sturridge - Sadio Mane is sprinting into the area and the ball just bounces off his shin and out for a goal kick.

Lot of pace involved there - got right through the Newcastle defence.

20:07 UK
Equaliser

20' Lovren had played Liverpool in a whole heap of trouble there but the reds eventually got it away to the half way line.

Back under pressure and it's a cross in. 

Trent Alexander-Arnold can't get his head on it and the shot is fired in.  Alexander-Arnold handballs it on the line but then Newcastle score from the rebound - Christian Atsu.

20:12 UK

26' Newcastle force their way through again and it's hit against Liverpool's crossbar.

20:12 UK

Replays show that Alisson got a hand on that shot from Perez to tip it onto the corner of the crossbar.

20:14 UK
GOAL

28' Thrown in to the reds, Sturridge backheels to Alexander-Arnold who crosses in and Mo Salah taps it in past Dubravka.

2-1 to the reds.

20:27 UK

42' Rondon with a shot from the edge of the area but it's an easy claim for Alisson.

20:31 UK

45' Mo Salah took a kick on the top of his foot earlier from Matt Ritchie.  And Matt Ritchie is continuing to dish out some punishment - he's constantly niggling Salah.

Looks like Sturridge has moved out to that right wing now.

20:33 UK
Yellow

Fabian Schar booked for knocking the ball out of Henderson's hand as he tries to take a throw in.

20:33 UK
HALF TIME

Newcastle 1-2 Liverpool

Virgil and Salah with the goals either side of a Christian Atsu equaliser.

20:51 UK

47' Good cross in but Sturridge can't quite make it to that chance.

Liverpool looking for a third early in this second half.

20:54 UK

50' Good chance there for Sturridge who turns the ball and skies it with his left foot.

20:59 UK
Goal

54' It's another equaliser for Newcastle.  Solomon Rondon scores.

From a corner the reds head to the edge of the box but it comes back in and Rondon fires it back in.

21:08 UK

65' Shaqiri about to come on here.

21:09 UK
LFC Sub

66' Wijnaldum is the man to make way for Xherdan Shaqiri.

21:13 UK

69' Salah took a big hit there off Martin Dubravka.  Not sure if he got knocked out cold or not.

21:16 UK

73' Salah stretchered off.

21:26 UK

82' Milner coming on.

21:27 UK
LFC Sub

84' Lovren trudges off to be replaced by Milner.

21:32 UK
GOAL

87' Divock Origi rises highest from a Shaqiri free kick and BOOM!

LIVERPOOL ARE BACK IN FRONT!

21:36 UK

90+2 We've got about 6 minutes of the 8 minutes injury time to go.

21:43 UK
FULL TIME

Newcastle 2-3 LIVERPOOL

Divock Origi with another big winner for the reds!

Liverpool go back top of the league.

22:50 UK
League Table tonight

Absolutely incredible race.



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