Newcastle 0 Liverpool 1: Naby Keita scores vital goal to beat in-form Toon and keep up pressure on Man City

GAMBLER JURGEN KLOPP got here up trumps once more as Liverpool Nab-d one other essential win.

Naby Keita scored the one purpose however the Reds ought to have gained by extra regardless of resting key gamers of their Quadruple quest.

Naby Keita smashes in after rounding Martin DubravkaGetty

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Boss Jurgen Klopp not noted Fabinho, Thiago, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Footballer of the Year Mo Salah from his finest beginning 11.

And it was certainly one of his back-up males, Guinea worldwide Keita, who grabbed the first-half purpose that in the end determined the sport.

If Sadio Mane had been extra ruthless in his end and if Toon goalkeeper Martin Dubravka had not denied Diogo Jota on a number of events, the scoreline would have mirrored the Reds’ total superiority.

However Alisson didn’t have a tough save to make in the entire sport as Klopp’s aspect regained prime spot within the Premier League.

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Liverpool had three half-chances within the opening 10 minutes however have been then stored at bay comfortably by Newcastle till Keita opened the scoring.

The house gamers and crowd screamed for a foul by James Milner on Fabian Schar. However referee Andre Marriner was proper on the spot and replays proved he was proper to let Liverpool proceed their assault.

Keita labored a neat one-two with Jota after which confirmed nice composure to take the ball on, glide previous goalkeeper Martin Dubrvaka and jab the ball between the Toon defenders on the road.

The Reds began to search out their groove and will have prolonged their lead on the break. Luis Diaz discovered Mane however the Senegal striker’s shot was straight into Dubravka’s arms.

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The Newcastle keeper made an excellent save from a Jota header earlier than half-time to enhance his workforce’s hopes of a comeback – regardless of having just one effort heading in the right direction within the opening 45 minutes.

Eddie Howe’s males got here out with extra intent and ruffled the Reds’ feathers, forcing them into misplaced passes and mistimed tackles.

However Dubravka needed to be alert once more when Jota ran on to Milner’s lofted move earlier than Mane missed one other nice probability, failing even to hit the goal from Joe Gomez’s cross.

Howe threw on Chris Wooden for Joe Willock and Mane was proven a yellow card for throwing himself in on Dubravka.

Klopp despatched on Fabinho and Salah and the Egyptian instantly set Diaz away, just for the Colombian’s deflected shot to be cleared brilliantly by Matt Targett.

Newcastle have been clinging on, with Dubravka making one other save from Jota, though the Liverpool man ought to have completed higher.

The Toon keeper underlined his man-of-the-match standing by preserving out a Diaz effort.

Bruno Guimaraes no less than drew a save from Alisson within the dying minutes, however one other intervention from Targett was required to cease Salah sealing victory.

Liverpool did greater than sufficient to maintain their unattainable dream alive.

GAMBLER JURGEN KLOPP got here up trumps once more as Liverpool Nab-d one other essential win. Naby Keita scored the one purpose however the Reds ought to have gained by extra regardless of resting key gamers of their Quadruple quest. Boss Jurgen Klopp not noted Fabinho, Thiago, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Footballer of the 12 months Mo Salah from his finest beginningPremier League – newest information, switch rumours, outcomes and fixtures |The Solar