Liverpool v Newcastle – Story of the match
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane struck for Liverpool.
The Egypt international’s 32nd of the campaign – the same number the Magpies have managed in all competitions this season – was the 26th competitive club match he has scored in, eclipsing the likes of Paris St Germain’s Edinson Cavani (24) and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (20) in the big five leagues.
Sadio Mane’s fifth in his last three matches came after the move of the night with a series of quick interchanges culminating in Roberto Firmino’s brilliantly-threaded pass through a seemingly impenetrable forest of legs.
Tweet of the match
Salaaaahhhhhhhh Egyptian King!— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) March 3, 2018
Star man – Mohamed Salah
What form this man is in. Salah had one shot blocked by Paul Dummett and sent a cracking effort into the side-netting before getting on the scoresheet yet again in the 40th minute. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who set up that goal in fine style, also impressed.
Moment of the match
54: What a ball from Firmino and what a finish from Sadio! 🔥— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 3, 2018
14th goal of the season for Mane. 🙌
The second goal. Mane featured in the slick build-up as well as providing the finish, while Firmino’s contribution to the 55th-minute move was simply delightful.
Mane’s goal was the 200th Liverpool have scored in the Premier League under Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool: Loris Karius 7, Trent Alexander-Arnold 7, Dejan Lovren 6, Virgil van Dijk 6, Andrew Robertson 7, Jordan Henderson 7, Emre Can 7, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 7, Sadio Mane 7, Mohamed Salah 8, Roberto Firmino 7. Substitutes: Adam Lallana (for Mane, 74) 6, James Milner (for Oxlade-Chamberlain, 79) 7, Joel Matip (for Firmino, 88) 6.
Newcastle: Martin Dubravka 6, DeAndre Yedlin 6, Jamaal Lascelles 6, Florian Lejeune 6, Paul Dummett 6, Jacob Murphy 6, Mohamed Diame 6, Mikel Merino 5, Kenedy 5, Christian Atsu 5, Dwight Gayle 5. Substitutes: Joselu (for Gayle, 66) 5, Isaac Hayden (for Merino, 73) 5, Ayoze Perez (for Murphy, 84) 5.
Who’s up next?
Liverpool v Porto (Champions League, March 6)
Newcastle v Southampton (Premier League, March 10)