Liverpool hammered Newcastle 3-1 at Anfield on Saturday, September 14, to maintain their dominance at the top of the English Premier League table.
Jetro Willems’ 7th minute piledriver after cutting back in and besting Alexander Arnold Trent, to give the Magpies the lead against Liverpool.
Trent gave Willems enough space to send the ball beyond Adrian, with a powerful shot on his weaker foot.
Newcastle held on to their 1-0 lead up until the 26th minute when Mane fired home Andy Robertson’s assist, exquisitely placing the ball in the top corner making it 1-1.
Following Mane’s equaliser Liverpool’s hunger came alive and Jurgen Klopp’s side, which spotted new faces in the starting line-up following slight rotation, powered forward.
Among the changes, saw Divock Origi start ahead of Firmino following the international break.
Steve Bruce came into anfield with the same formula that worked against Mauricio Pochettino, starting his side with a 4-5-1 formation that made the Reds confused at first.
Divock Origi was replaced by Firmino after the Belgian picked up a knock and was unable to continue.
After openly venting his frustrations in the dugout in the previous league game, Mane was not done and powered Liverpool ahead with his second goal, thanks to Firmino’s sumptuous through pass.
Martin Dubravka would only have himself to blame after he beat Mane to the ball only to let it slip past hi, with the Senegalese making no mistake to punish him for his mistake.
Late on, Mohamed Salah added his name to the scoresheet, picked up the ball up deep and played a lovely one-two with Firmino, who played it back with a sublime backheel to make it 3-1 to Liverpool.
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