Jurgen Klopp talks Liverpool win over Newcastle, Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho

Sheri Evans
March 4, 2018

Visiting manager Rafa Benitez, a former Reds dugout legend, has never tasted defeat as the opposing manager when taking on the Kopites; however, Jurgen Klopp will be confident he can undo that trend considering the firepower the German's outfit now possess. Since he was appointed, only Man City (214) have scored more often in the competition.

200 - Sadio Mané's goal was the 200th that Liverpool have scored in the Premier League under Jürgen Klopp.

Liverpool will be hoping to continue to challenge Manchester United in their showdown for second place this weekend as they welcome Newcastle United to Anfield on Saturday evening.

Just two goals between Salah, Firmino and Mane is a relative quiet day by their own high standards, and the impact of the trio was initially softened by Newcastle's stubborn defensive showing.

But any frustration was eased five minutes before the break when Salah made the most of his first clear-cut chance.

Newcastle's determined defending was denying Liverpool space, but Salah dallied when he could have fired at goal, Lejeune recovering to make a block.

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"Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is still a young boy, he can be much more consistent and much more of a threat".

Substitute Chris Wood scored a header in the 80th minute to give Burnley their first Premier League victory in 12 games with a 2-1 win against 10-man Everton at Turf Moor.

"The best team we had at this time was the team that finished second in the league with 86 points". Roberto Firmino drives forward and slips the ball inside for Mane, who slots into the corner.

Michail Antonio got one back for West Ham in the 79th minute, but the visitors' third defeat in their last four games leaves them three points above the relegation zone.

Speaking after the loss against his former club, Benitez admitted that his side need to start getting points on the board if they are to avoid an immediate return to the second tier.

Despite winning the Champions League with a remarkable fightback in Istanbul, Benitez insists his Liverpool team only reached their peak several years later.

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