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Liverpool 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd summary: score, goals and highlights Premier League 2022-23

Liverpool's Portuguese midfielder Fabio Carvalho (L) celebrates with Liverpool's Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino (R) after scoring their late second goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Newcastle United at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on August 31, 2022. - Liverpool won the game 2-1. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Liverpool - Newcastle Utd: how it happened

Liverpool 2-1 Newcastle: on the whistle report

Fabio Carvalho scored eight minutes into stoppage time to give Liverpool a stunning 2-1 win over Newcastle United at Anfield in the Premier League on Wednesday.

The Portuguese attacker celebrated his 20th birthday on Tuesday and came off the bench to complete Liverpool's comeback from a goal down after they looked to be heading for a point.

Having had a stuttering start to the season, Liverpool looked set for another frustrating night when Luis Diaz squandered a great chance, latching on to a superb pass by Roberto Firmino and taking the ball around keeper Nick Pope before spooning it over the bar from a difficult angle.

The Reds then went behind when Newcastle's record signing Alexander Isak latched on to a pass from Sean Longstaff and rifled it home in the 38th minute to score on his debut.

The 22-year-old looked to have doubled his tally early in the second half with a superb run and shot, but his effort was disallowed for offside.

That seemed to be the wake-up call Liverpool needed and they struck back in the 61st minute through Firmino, who coolly drove home Mohamed Salah's cut-back to the relief of the home fans, some of whom had booed their side at halftime.

Isak's debut came to an end three minutes after the equaliser when he was replaced by Chris Wood, and the visitors struggled to get the ball up to him as Liverpool pressed forward relentlessly, peppering their goal with shots.

Newcastle defended stoically but Carvalho made the most of their failure to clear a corner, thumping his shot into the roof of the net to snatch a win that lifts Liverpool to fifth in the table on eight points, with Newcastle 11th on six points.

"We've shown up today for the fans, they've helped us so much, I want to say a big thank-you to them because without them this wouldn't be possible," an elated Carvalho told BT Sport.

After seeing his side concede one of the latest winners in Premier League history, Newcastle manager Eddie Howe described the result as "painful".

"I don't really remember them having too many clear-cut chances. Yes, they had pressure, they're long shots, but I thought we defended really well. The last goal is really a heartbreaker for us," he said.

That winning feeling

Everyone was ready to write off another two points at Anfield, then the lad who turned 20 yesterday struck.


Goals: Firmino 60', Carvalho 97'; Isak 37'


Peep, peep, peeeeeeep!! It's all over.

Liverpool tale the three points in the most dramatic of fashions.

Carvalho at the death


GOAL!!! Carvalho scores for Liverpool!!

Incredible scenes. Utterly mad.

The corner is swung into a busy area, there's some head pinball and as the ball drops the youngster volleys it into the roof of the net from close range.

As the Liverpool players and fans lose the plot at that, the two benches erupt and are giving it large towards each other.


Salah may have just had the last chance of the game. It's deflected behind and a corner given.


More time ticks on as Newcastle players call for help with cramp. They've definitely had to work hard in this game.


Díaz has again showed such a good work rate for the Reds and has the skill to beat a man and threaten every time he has the ball.

That said, he and his teammates are struggling to make things click at the moment, Salah especially not making his usual magic happen.


There are five minutes added for either of these teams to find a winner.


Neat play from Elliot wins his side a corner. Both Díaz and Van Dijk have proven themselves rather handy attacking these set plays this season...

...obviously a corner straight into the welcoming hands of Nick Pope isn't going to help them!


A rare spell in the final third for the team from the north east but a free-kick won doesn't add anything and possession back with Liverpool.

From that play builds out to Milner on the right, his cross reaches Tsimikas at the back post and eventually rolls out to Fabinho to fire towards goal... or well over it to be more precise, something the Brazilian needs to work on!


Chance for Fabinho but he skies it.

The Brazilian collected the attempted headed clearance neatly enough but should have done better with the hit from inside the penalty area.


Another save, again Pope denying a deflected Díaz effort, after Salah did excellently to set up his strike partner.

It just doesn't feel like it's going to happen for the Reds, which will add to their very poor start to the season.


Pope punches over from Díaz.

A great strike from the Colombian unleashing after cutting in from the left, but the visiting keeper stands firm.


More frustration for the hosts as two Magpies fall to the floor with what seems to be cramp. Tick tock goes the clock...


More passing around but nothing coming from it. The stands are getting restless.

Carvalho has definitely arrived to make a difference but it's proving tough with such a dogged opponent. Some magic required, I feel.


A sustained period of possession for the home team continues as they look to find that opening but the black and white wall is standing firm.


Trent, Robertson and Henderson off as Milner (in at right back), Tsimikas and Carvalho trot on.

Interesting changes.


Elliot has arguably been the pick of the Reds tonight, and he gets manhandled out of play as he tries to dribble his way into the Toon area.

Klopp looking to freshen up some positions...


71% possession for the hosts demonstrates what I've been saying throughout but clearly doesn't matter much to fans craving a win.

Much more needed to open up a hard-working defence, possibly one that could start to tire as we enter the final 20 minutes.


In case you wonder why from this point on I don't mention the debut goal scorer, it's because he's just been yanked off. Stop it!

Murphy and Wood on for Fraser and the Swede.

Firmino strokes home an equaliser


GOAL!! Firmino levels up

More class from the Brazilian. Pressure was building and Salah was set away down the right. His cut back is side-footed into the far post with such precision.

Crowd noise up a notch or three.


Pope saves from Elliot, and it was a big save.

The youngster latches onto a ball that broke after pressure and striker cleanly. Good play all round.


Again the Reds try to open up space but there's not a lot to be had. First through the centre, then Díaz setting his left full-back scampering away into a crossing position.

Deep cross arrives but Pope takes it cleanly at the back post.


Goooaaa... no! 

Isak has the ball in the net - having beaten Robertson and Gomez, before finishing with style, but the offside flag is up.

A quick VAR check and the assistant was proved correct. Another reminder for the hosts. 


The Magpies are throwing themselves at everyone, feathers all over the place!

Díaz breaks down the left, the ball breaks out to Robertson whose effort is blocked.


Other than one Salah moment where he dribbled past his man (only to be met and tackled by the back-up) the second half is yet to offer up much.

Eddie Howe will be delighted with that.


No changes of personnel at the break and I've not yet spotted much of a change to the way Klopp has set his side up, possibly just expecting more from his star players.


The first chance they get, Newcastle aim to waste time. That will start to get their opponents frustrated as the clock ticks on.


Salah - lots to prove after signing massive new contract - tries to catch Pope out from the start. Never really looked like troubling him.

Peep! We're off again...

The players are heading back out, the hosts looking very serious.

'We've conquered all of Europe' rings around the stadium...

Half-time musings

As I said during the commentary, this has been a pretty intense encounter, both teams working hard to make things happen. And due to the hosts pushing to get their much needed goal, there was always likely to be more space in front of Alisson than Pope.

And that's exactly what happened, Isak latching onto a perfectly weighted pass just on the outside of the right post, and the new signing made no mistake, thundering a strike past the Brazilian in goal.

Although the Reds have shown some truly world-class exchanges at times (something we now expect from this team) real chances have been few and far between. Klopp will need more than Elliot and Firmino to shine in this second half if they're to turn it around.


Goals: Isak 38'


Peep! Mariner brings the first half to an end.

Time for those all important manager words...


More corners come and go for the hosts and it looks as though the final action of the first half is about done when Pope collects a high cross and pauses.


Isak gets himself down the right and fires across a very dangerous low ball. Trent collects calmly and the Reds come away as a unit.

Two corners follow as the crowd tries to suck in an equaliser.


No subs made but we've got four added minutes here. It feels like it could have been even more.


Jürgen Klopp is going mental at the fourth official on the sideline, and having a few strong words with the Newcastle bench to boot.

It's the latest occasion, this time with Matt Targett, that a visiting player has gone down and stays down.

Eddie Howe seems happy enough.


The Toon Army can now be heard, and then some. They know this side is still a work in progress but the signs are positive.

It's an expected response to the goal from the hosts, pressing forward but, even more than before, their opponents have something to really fight to hold onto.

Isak opens the scoring


GOAL!! Newcastle take the lead through Isak

Just as the hosts appeared to be moving into another gear, the debut boy strikes. Great movement has him free just inside the area and he picks his spot...with power! Lovely finish from the Swede.


Liverpool go so close!

Best move of the game, and it really was class.

First Elliot takes the throw from Alisson, beats a couple of players, and finds Firmino central. The Brazilian plays a curving through ball that no one else at Anfield or watching could have seen.

Díaz knows that magic is possible and latches onto it, knocks the ball past Pope and falling over tries to steer it home. Just over.


There's no doubt that the intensity of this game is high enough but the visiting defence is working so hard to close down any attack and suffocated the space whenever without the ball. Shows, again, the coaching that is going on under Howe.


Danger for the hosts! Trippier handed a dead-ball opportunity just outside Alisson's penalty area.

The boos and whistles around Anfield are deafening - the fans know the former Atleti man is rather good at these - and we wait.

Trippier beats the wall but it's straight down the throat of the Brazilian number one. 


Almiron is so much fun to watch. He's just done a 360º spin and flick to leave Robertson for dead just inside the Liverpool half and sprints away. A poor cross from Isak ends the threat and a counter is on.

Díaz and the Scottish full-back link up and the low ball across the six-yard area is deflected away. Salah tries to follow up but there are enough black-and-white shirts to sort it out.


End to end, at the moment.

Díaz dancing down the left channel has Lascelles on the deck. That allows the Colombian to cut the ball back across goal and, but for a stretching toe would have laid it on a plate for Salah.

Feels like something is close.


First chance falls to Fraser, who fabulously opens up space on the edge of the Liverpool area before striking. It's over the bar but a warning to The Reds.


Firmino hasn't had a mention so far from me tonight and he was maybe sensing that.

The Brazilian dropped deep to the halfway line and collected the ball from his defenders under pressure. A delicious feint and he is away and running, but the move breaks down with a misplaced Díaz cross.


A head knock for Luis Díaz has Klopp a little worried but the Colombian is back up and running.

Still no clear-cut chance for either side, which will disappoint the German coach in particular.


And there it is, the first real break for the visitors and it's new-boy Isak who collects on the left-hand corner of the box. Dropping a shoulder, the Swede cuts inside two covering players and, with no actual gap emerging, trying his luck.

The effort sails well over Alisson's far post.


The game, even in these early stages has settled into a common Anfield pattern, as the hosts control much of the play and their opponents await their counter-attack opportunities.

Clearly they were at home against City, but Howe had them much more adventurous at the start of that one.


Back underway after that break and The Reds again get things going. But then a loose pass and the Toon Army get excited as Trent is put under pressure down his defensive side.

The Englishman appears to be a constantly questioned defender but shows pace and patience to deal with the danger.


We've got a stoppage here as Newcastle's stopper, Nick Pope, gets some treatment.

He seems like he'll be fine to continue as Magpies fans cross themselves and look to the sky.


First couple of minutes sees the teams find their positions as the hosts begin to get their passing game flowing.

Salah and Elliot combine down the right first, then as the second wave comes on the other flank it is the Egyptian who gets himself into the centre and also flicks home the low cross.

Peeep! We're off

Right, pleasantries out the way. It's almost time 

Why do Liverpool fans sing “You’ll Never Walk Alone”? Origin and meaning


Why do Liverpool fans sing “You’ll Never Walk Alone”? Origin and meaning

As the famous song You'll Never Walk Alone rings out around Anfield, I thought I'd quickly knock up the history on it.

You're welcome!

Whistler for the day

In case you were wondering, the man in charge today - at least on the pitch - is Andre Marriner.

He will be aided by line officials Simon Long and Richard West with Andy Madley on hand to review any borderline calls in the VAR room.

Salah time?

As I mentioned earlier, the slow scoring start from Salah has been notable, and he'll hope to put that right tonight in front of his adoring fans.

EPL Wednesday

Although my focus here is laser-sighted on what happens at Anfield, it's worth noting that 100%ers Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City among others are also in action.

How things look at the end of the evening - with only Man Utd and Leicester still to come tomorrow could be very telling.

#LIVNEW: team thoughts

Little surprise, given the long list of injuries, that Klopp has gone for the same starting XI as took to the field on Saturday.

If attacking changes are required later in the game, Curtis Jones can potentially offer something from midfield, while Carvalho has already shown some really exciting promise.

Eddie Howe, on the other hand, has thrown Isak straight in, possibly with a 'what have we got to lose?' thought process.

Another factor in his decision making would have been the absence of Allan Saint-Maximin, who has been superb. If I'm Trent Alexander-Arnold reading the oppo teamsheet I'm breathing a huge sigh of relief!

Starting XI: Newcastle Utd

Pope, Trippier, Lascelles, Burn, Targett, Longstaff, Willock, Joelinton, Almirón, Fraser, Isak

Subs: Darlow, Botman, Schar, Ritchie, Lewis, Manquillo, Wood, Murphy, Anderson

Starting XI: Liverpool

Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Elliott, Diaz, Salah, Firmino

Subs: Adrian, Davies, Milner, Jones, Tsimikas, Carvalho, Matip, Bajcetic, Phillips.

OK, team news is coming in. First up, the home side...

Mo Salah, Mo Salah, running down the King

Yes, it would seem that after a slow scoring start to the season for the Egyptian, many Fantasy Football managers decided to move him out of their team.

Salah has certainly missed a number of clear chances in the last few weeks, but has still been a key contributor to Liverpool's attacks, especially down that right wing.

Will he make those doubters regret their decision? 

Isak added to the Toon ranks

With team news almost with us, it's worth noting that this could be a big night for a new player. While much has been made of Liverpool’s lacklustre transfer window - although much is expected from Nuñez and Carvalho - Newcastle have been very active.

Their latest addition saw them smash the club transfer record in signing Swedish international Alexander Isak... and he's in line for a debut tonight after the appropriate paperwork was sorted out.

What is Liverpool’s biggest ever Premier League win? Liverpool 9-0 Bournemouth


What is Liverpool’s biggest ever Premier League win? Liverpool 9-0 Bournemouth

Although nobody expects the Magpies to be anything like as easy as the Cherries were last time out, it will be interesting to see if Klopp sends his troops out all guns blazing again.

The 9-0 win for Liverpool equals the record for the biggest win ever in the Premier League, set by Manchester United against Ipswich Town on March 4, 1995. Man Utd repeated the feat against Southampton in ‘21, while the Saints were also shellacked by Leicester that same season, in October.

The 9-0 win also equals Liverpool’s biggest 1st division win at Anfield, against Crystal Palace in September 1989.

Anfield awaits

The crowd is slowly beginning to fill up and there will be numerous celebrities and former players taking their seat after a few refreshments.

Actually, is that Peter Crouch I can see peering over the stand? 

Liverpool vs Newcastle: how to watch on TV, stream online in US/UK and around the world


Liverpool vs Newcastle: how to watch on TV, stream online in US/UK and around the world

Although I can't imagine you wanting to see the action unfold in video footage when you have my words to keep your eyes company, here's our little guide to how it is possible to do so.

What the manager says: Eddie Howe

"I certainly think we're in a stronger place than the [last] game against Liverpool at Anfield, when we were in a difficult position at that moment. We were just trying to stay in the game for as long as we could. I thought we performed well on the day but their quality won them the game. 

"I think we're in a stronger place. The injuries are a concern to us, but I think we're unbeaten, the players are playing in a style of football and way of playing that I believe they've got confidence in. We will be extremely tested in this game, it will be a really good examination of us, but I see no reason why we shouldn't go there and give another good account of ourselves and play without fear."

And on any potential deadline day transfer business...

"I don't expect to be, to be honest. We're very pleased with the business we've done. The injuries we have we believe to be short-term. There might be a bit of short-term pain around the squad but longer-term, when those bodies are back fit, we are very strong. That's not to say that we're totally closed off - we're obviously still looking - but I don't expect any major business to be done."

What the manager says: Jürgen Klopp

“After Saturday’s win over Bournemouth I was asked for one word to describe it and the one I chose was simple: ‘needed’. This wasn’t to play things down or to remove any enjoyment or pleasure that people were taking from such a positive result. It was just that for Liverpool victories are always necessary. The scoreline might add some gloss, but the result is everything.

“I say this because tonight a good outcome is needed once again. We do not get extra points for scoring nine goals or a head-start in our next fixture. We begin again at nil-nil and if there’s one thing that’s certain after a big win it is that your next opponent will be looking for any signs that you might be enjoying your last game a bit too much.

“This is not a new challenge for us and I would rather have it than not, but we should be aware of it and use it.

“So I am expecting a proper contest and this means every single one of us has to be ready for it whether we are on the pitch, in the dugout or in the stands.

“One of the things I loved most about Saturday was everywhere you looked, you could see intensity and desire. Seeing the supporters pushing the players and the players counter-pressing like crazy in the second half was exactly how I would want it to be.

Premier League: how it stands

OK, don't bother writing any rude comments, I know we're only four games in to the new season, but people are already focused on the league table so let's, at least for a brief moment, join them.

Two draws and a loss (to their bitter rivals) for the Merseysiders wasn't the expected script but Reds fans will be hoping that Saturday's 9-0 win here will have them back on track. They'll certainly not want to lose any more ground to massive title favourites, Manchester City.

Talking of Guardiola's team, it was nouveau oil-riche Newcastle who impressed so much against them, coming away with a deserved 3-3 point. A similar showing tonight will test Van Dijk and co.


Right, enough reflecting, let's get back to tonight's game...

Cabaye cracker

Of course, Newcastle's social media team remind us that goals have gone in their favour too, including this lovely finish from former French player Yohan Cabaye.

Alonso from the halfway line

Another memorable goal from this fixture in the past was that of Spanish star Xabi Alonso.

Reds fans will remind you that the Basque midfielder had a habit of spotting keepers off their line.


There have been some utter classics between Liverpool and Newcastle over the years but the most iconic must be that one from back in 1996, the early days of the rebranded Premier League.

The game ended 4-3 for the home side, and then Magpies manager Kevin Keegan's head slumped as the late, late winner flies in from Stan Collymore.

I'll leave you for a couple of minutes to enjoy the highlights.

The badge, the Anfield motivation

Newcastle's Joe WIllock appears to be really looking forward to this game.

"If you're not motivated to go to Anfield... then there's something wrong with you," he has said in the lead up.

Anfield prepares for Magpies

It's a Wednesday night game and clearly the only thing you're dying to know is if Liverpool have a decent record on this day.

Well, I'm pleased to tell you that despite Wednesday's child being full of woe, The Reds are actually quite fond of this midweek date in recent times. They're unbeaten in their last 15, winning 13 of them!

That said, in recent times they've not lost many games no matter the date so...

Liverpool vs Newcastle live: welcome

Hello and a very warm welcome to you no matter where in the world you are joining us from. We have a potential cracker ahead of us for the final day of August.

The Premier League is followed in every country - trust me, I've checked - and anyone who knows its history will know the importance of tonight's fixture: Liverpool vs Newcastle. More on that later.

Stay with me for the next few hours and I'll take you though all you need to know right the way to the post-match reaction.


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