Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle: Trent Alexander-Arnold hits hard as Reds keep pace in title race | Breaking News Updates
Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle: Trent Alexander-Arnold hits hard as Reds keep pace in title race
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Praise Alexander-Arnold’s sensational late strike sealed Liverpool’s comeback after a lost goal as the Reds closed the gap to Manchester City at the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win at Anfield.
The shaped duo of Mo Salah and Diogo Jota scored four minutes apart in the first half after Jonjo Shelvey opened the scoring against his former club with a superb distance effort.
The hosts were the better team throughout the game, but didn’t make the game safe until Alexander-Arnold rocket with three minutes remaining as Jurgen Klopp’s side came within a point behind the champion in title City.
Liverpool were hit ahead of kick-off with news that three players – Virgil van Dijk, Curtis Jones and Fabinho – had tested positive for Covid-19, although they were at least boosted by the return of Roberto Firmino on the bench after an injury.
Newcastle, meanwhile, made three changes to the squad which had been hammered 4-0 by Leicester over the weekend, with star striker Callum Wilson falling surprisingly on the bench.
The visitors took the lead after seven minutes, as Thiago Alcantara’s poor clearance was tackled by Shelvey, who threw a formidable effort into the far corner to give Alisson no chance in the home goal.
Liverpool immediately showed their intention when Sadio Mane hit the post, although the effort would have been ruled out for offside anyway.
The equalizer came in the 21st minute with some controversy as referee Mike Dean allowed play to continue with Isaac Hayden lying in Newcastle’s box and Jota was initially denied by a superb reflex save from Martin Dubravka, the Portuguese was there to shoot. the rebound in the roof of the net.
Shelvey then turned nasty with a formidable back pass which was intercepted by Mane, the ball eventually sent to Salah, who struck home.
The Egyptian missed the best opportunity to extend the lead before the break when he scraped his right foot after an excellent pass from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Wilson eventually entered the fray in place of the injured Allain Saint-Maximin, but it was Alexander-Arnold who had the last laugh with his superb strike.
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