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Liverpool triumphs in thrilling showdown, Salah’s brace seals victory

Liverpool’s thrilling 4-2 win against Newcastle United at Anfield left the Premier League in awe as Mohamed Salah’s double in the second half compensated for a missed penalty. Klopp’s squad now leads the league by three points, securing 45 points from 20 games, while Aston Villa trails with 42 points and Manchester City sits third with 40.

Klopp raved about his team’s performance, telling BBC, “It was a sensational game from my team. We started extremely lively… It was everything good.” He praised the energetic start and emphasised the importance of learning from the game’s positive aspects.

Salah, with a brace, equalled Erling Haaland as the top scorer with 14 goals and shares the top spot for assists, alongside Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa, with eight assists.

Liverpool dominated the game, with Salah redeeming himself after missing a penalty in the first half. His close-range finish off a pass from Darwin Nunez broke the deadlock in the 49th minute. Despite Alexander Isak’s goal against the run of play for Newcastle, Liverpool stayed in control.


Curtis Jones and Cody Gakpo added to Liverpool’s tally. Still, Newcastle fought back with goals from Sven Botman and another from Salah, who converted a penalty after a foul on Jota.

Dubravka, Newcastle’s goalkeeper, reflected on the intense game: “Crazy match. Both sides created chances… Unfortunately, they created so many chances and were clinical.”

Liverpool’s relentless attack saw 18 shots in the first half, highlighting their dominance, even though their early attempts were met with frustration. Trent Alexander-Arnold’s strike and a shot hitting the post highlighted their determination before they finally found the net.

Reflecting on his missed penalty, Salah expressed his relief at redeeming himself: “It’s a great result for us… We need to stay calm and win every game… I didn’t want to leave for the national team with that performance.”


Newcastle’s manager, Eddie Howe, acknowledged the chaotic match and their defensive lapses, expressing disappointment: “We’re disappointed with the way we defended… We feel hard done by,” referring to Salah’s second penalty, arguing it shouldn’t have been given.

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