Despite controlling a large part of the match, Jurgen Klopp’s side failed to capitalize on many opportunities, while Newcastle’s Bruno Guimarães came dangerously close to equalizing five minutes before the end of the match.
Newcastle got off to a great start, immediately making his way into the Liverpool area and putting pressure on the visiting team’s defence.
But Liverpool He responded well, and began to grow in the match as the chances declined Diogo JotaKeita and Virgil van Dijk Before Keita opens the scoring. The midfielder finished off a great move in the 19th minute, which started with James Milner challenge on Fabian Shar Which Newcastle thought was wrong.
The ball crept to Keita on the right, who played well with Jota, before spinning around Dubravka and shooting a shot into the open goal.
Liverpool kept searching for a second, and Jota came close again when a Jordan Henderson cross hit the target, but Dubravka touched the ball over the bar in one of several great saves.
This pattern continued after the break, as the visitors failed to take advantage of their chances in front of Newcastle’s goal. Sadio Mane He squandered another promising Liverpool attack in the 60th minute to push his effort wide from goal after a wonderful run from. Joe Gomez down the right wing.
Despite Liverpool’s dominance, Newcastle looked full of energy when they had the ball, and came close to equalizing in the 87th minute when Guimarães found space on the edge of the penalty area and fired a low shot, but Alisson covered it well and Liverpool held it. Secure the three points.