Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

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Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Liverpool vs Newcastle - LIVE!

With Premier League fixtures falling victim to Covid outbreaks across the country, it is a relief that tonight’s match between Liverpool and Newcastle will go ahead.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are in terrific form and are hoping to beat the struggling Magpies in order to close the gap to leaders Manchester City to a single point heading into Christmas.

City produced a statement performance on Tuesday night when thumping Leeds 7-0 and Liverpool will likely have designs on a similar outcome against Eddie Howe’s side, who saw the optimism of their first win of the season, against Burnley, quickly evaporate as they were hammered 4-0 by Leicester at the weekend.

The Toon are currently three points adrift of safety and would appear to be in damage limitation mode before moving for reinforcements when the transfer window opens in a fortnight’s time.

Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s blog LIVE below...

Key Points

  • GOAL! Jota levels for Liverpool

  • GOAL! Shelvey hits stunner

  • TV channel: BT Sport

  • Liverpool team news: Van Dijk, Fabinho out with Covid

  • Newcastle team news: Wilson left on bench

Hit.

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FT: Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle

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Liverpool are back within a point of Man City.

GOAL! Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle | Trent Alexander-Arnold 87’

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Stunner.

Alexander-Arnold lines one up from 25 yards and it’s as pure a strike as you’ll ever see, arrowed into the top corner. Job done.

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86 mins: My word. Wilson’s just produced an outrageous piece of control, plucking one out of the sky under pressure from Matip and then winning a free-kick.

Unfortunately, Schar soon pumps one straight over the top to Alisson.

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86 mins: My word. Wilson’s just produced an outrageous piece of control, plucking one out of the sky under pressure from Matip and then winning a free-kick.

Unfortunately, Schar soon pumps one straight over the top to Alisson.

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81 mins: How’s this stayed out?

Pinball stuff in the Newcastle area but it drops to Jota, who hammers at goal but some combination of Hayden and Dubravka keeps him at bay. Wilson, by the way, is finally on.

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76 mins: Saint-Maximin is losing his rag out there. He’s been signalling to the bench that he needs to come off for about five minutes and they haven’t made the change. He’s hobbling about all over the place.

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73 mins: Mo Salah is going to get a breather, not that he looks chuffed about it. Oxlade-Chamberlain also makes way as Firmino and Keita enter the fray.

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71 mins: Oof. That’s not far away. Alisson is screaming at his defensive wall but Shelvey manages to curl the free-kick over it and the ‘keeper is scrambling across his goal, worrying it might just be dipping in. Not quite.

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69 mins: Wilson is warming up down there for Newcastle, who look to be just seeing how Saint-Maximin is after a collision a few minutes ago before making a decision.

In the meantime, Liverpool are readying a couple of changes, with Roberto Firmino and Naby Keita about to come on.

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64 mins: Brilliant defending from Alexander-Arnold.

Newcastle expose Liverpool on the break again and Saint-Maximin squares for Fraser, who is favourite to get there, but the Reds full-back times his slide to perfection to toe the ball away.

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59 mins: It’s the cliched “while there’s only one goal in it...” at the moment for Liverpool, who have had most of the chances, most of the territory, but have not put the game to bed. Newcastle still have the option of Callum Wilson from the bench, too.

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55 mins: Ryan Fraser is in the book with few complaints as he trips Oxlade-Chamberlain from behind as the midfielder leads a dangerous Liverpool break. Good booking.

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51 mins: Konate is down in a heap after a bit of an awkward collision with Hayden. Given van Dijk’s out with Covid, Klopp won’t want to lose another centre-half but it looks like he’s up and okay.

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48 mins: Good defending in the end from Lascelles, who is almost caught the wrong side of Oxlade-Chamberlain but is just about too strong for him.

KICK-OFF!

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We are back underway...

Mr. Inevitable

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Some way to score against your old club...

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HT: Liverpool 2-1 Newcastle

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A bright start from Newcastle, but Liverpool have been excellent since.

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45+1 mins: A couple of minutes to be added at the end of the half...

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39 mins: Lovely football from Liverpool and Newcastle just cannot get out. Thiago and Salah combine this time and Ritchie does well to slide in and concede a corner.

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34 mins: Just ridiculous from Salah, who hits a bouncing ball first-time off the outside of his boot towards Mane in the middle and only a superb clearance from Schar denies the Senegalese a tap-in.

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32 mins: Entertaining stuff this, with Newcastle still a threat on the counter - as proved by Saint-Maximin’s strike a few minutes ago, which was well saved by Alisson.

At the other end, Jota’s snapshot volley sizzles a yard or two over the bar.

GOAL! Liverpool 2-1 Newcastle | Mo Salah 25'

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In the blink of an eye...

Shelvey, scorer of that brilliant opener, is the villain with a horrendous backless that almost sets Mane in on goal. Schar does just about enough to deny him but the ball only breaks to Salah, who does what Salah does.

GOAL! Liverpool 1-1 Newcastle | Diogo Jota 21'

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Well, this is hugely controversial.

Newcastle want the game stopped because Isaac Hayden is down in the penalty area clutching his head but Mike Dean waves play on and after being brilliantly denied by Dubravka, Jota finds the roof of the net on the rebound to level things up.

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19 mins: Ghost goal. Jota drives forward as Schar over-commits and takes aim at the near corner. From the way it hits the outside of the sidenetting plenty in the ground think it’s in but it’s not to be.

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15 mins: Matt Ritchie is the man sent on with the unenviable task of marking Mo Salah for the evening.

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12 mins: Ah, this is a sickener for Newcastle. Jamal Lewis makes a run on the overlap but pulls up clutching his hamstring and immediately signals to the bench that his evening is done.

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10 mins: Liverpool are straight back on the offensive and rattling the woodwork through Mane, although the flag is subsequently raised and the replay confirms he was a good couple of yards offside.

GOAL! Liverpool 0-1 Newcastle | Jonjo Shelvey 7'

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What a turn-up!

It’s poor from Thiago, who has time on the edge of his own box but doesn’t realise it and shovels a rushed clearance straight to Shelvey but from there it’s just brilliant.

The former Liverpool man whips a strike into the far corner and Alisson can get nowhere near it.

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6 mins: Almost magic. Wonderful from Mo Salah, who backheels into the path of Jota and the Portuguese spins and shoots but is denied at the near-post by Dubravka.

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5 mins: Well, as you’d expect, Liverpool have started on the front foot and it’s already taken a decent bit of defending from Manquillo to prevent Jota squirming his way to the byline. Could be a long night for the visitors.

KICK-OFF!

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We are up and running at Anfield...

Ten minutes to go...

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Enjoy this one, because who knows how much more football we’re going to get over the next few weeks.

Three changes for Toon

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Newcastle, meanwhile, have sprung a bit of a surprise in dropping striker Callum Wilson to the bench.

Joe Willock and Miguel Almiron are also replaced, with Ryan Fraser, Jacob Murphy and Isaac Hayden the trio to come in.

You have to presume the Wilson decision is to do with game time, given his injury record.

Firmino back in contention...

19:28 , Malik Ouzia

Better news for Liverpool is that Roberto Firmino is back in the matchday squad, albeit only on the bench for now.

Liverpool have coped fine without him thanks to the form of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota, but with the first two due to head off to the AFCON shortly, the Brazilian’s return is timely.

Liverpool hit by Covid

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Liverpool are without Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Curtis Jones for tonight’s game after all three players tested positive for Covid-19.

Jones was due to make his comeback from injury, while Van Dijk and Fabinho would both have started this game, you’d have thought, so they’re big blows for Jurgen Klopp’s side, albeit ones you’d fancy them to overcome.

Newcastle team news

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Newcastle XI: Dubravka, Manquillo, Schar, Lascelles, Lewis, Murphy, Shelvey, Hayden, Fraser, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin.

Subs: Clark, Wilson, Ritchie, Hendrick, Almiron, Darlow, Willock, Gayle, Longstaff.

Liverpool team news

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Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Konate, Robertson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Thiago, Mane, Jota, Salah

Subs: Kelleher, Pitaluga, Milner, Keita, Firmino, Gomez, Minamino, Tsimikas, Williams

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And we should have all the team news from Anfield in five minutes’ time...

Head-to-head results

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Liverpool wins: 87

Draws: 44

Newcastle wins: 50

Standard Sport prediction

18:39 , Malik Ouzia

Clearly, the fact Liverpool are in such goalscoring form doesn’t necessarily mean they will find the back of the net tonightbut the signs are ominous for Newcastle.

Backed by a home crowd and facing a defence to have conceded the most in the Premier League all season, it looks like a very difficult evening for Howe’s team.

Liverpool to win 3-0.

Team news

18:27 , Malik Ouzia

Klopp could welcome Roberto Firmino back into the Liverpool squad for tonight’s home game against Newcastle.

Firmino has been out since suffering a hamstring injury at the start of November but the Brazilian is back in training and closing in on a return to action. Curtis Jones has also returned to training. Klopp has no fresh injury concerns but Divock Origi remains sidelined.

For the visitors, Eddie Howe is likely to be without Federico Fernandez through the festive period.

How to watch

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TV channel: The game will be broadcast on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the game through the BT Sport App or through their website.

The show must go on...

18:09 , Malik Ouzia

Despite the havoc being cause by Covid postponements across the country, the Premier League are, for now, insisting that matches continue to go ahead where possible, which is why we’ve still got a game on our hands at Anfield tonight.

We don’t at Brentford, the King Power Stadium, where Tottenham were due to face Leicester in a fixture that has been called of because of positive cases, just as Brentford vs Man United and Burnley vs Watford were earlier in the week.

In a statement earlier today, however, the Premier League said: “While recognising a number of clubs are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks, it is the League’s intention to continue its current fixture schedule where safely possible,” the statement read. “The health and wellbeing of all concerned remains our priority.”

Good evening!

18:03 , Malik Ouzia

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of this evening’s Premier League clash between Liverpool and Newcastle.

We’ll have all the build-up ahead of an 8pm kick-off...

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