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Newcastle vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League results and reaction as Nunez scores late winner for 10-men Reds

Liverpool pulled off a remarkable comeback at St. James’ Park to defeat Newcastle with 10-men in their Premier League clash on Sunday evening.

A scratchy start from Trent Alexander-Arnold could have seen the right-back sent off after he picked up a yellow card before fouling Anthony Gordon. Gordon made him pay though by picking his pocket and beating Alisson to send Newcastle ahead in the first half.

Minutes later, Virgil Van Dijk brought down Alexander Isak when he was through on goal and the Liverpool captain was dismissed through a straight red card. The visitors dug in deep to reach half-time before Jurgen Klopp made changes.

Diogo Jota and Harvey Elliott brought Liverpool some much needed control but it was Darwin Nunez who came off the bench to first equalise then score a stoppage time winner to complete a fantastic comeback for Liverpool.

Relive the action from St. James’ Park as Newcastle were beaten by Liverpool:

Newcastle vs Liverpool - LIVE

  • Liverpool complete heroic comeback to defeat Newcastle at St. James’ Park

  • 90+3’ GOAL! - Nunez meets Salah’s pass and guides home a stoppage time winner (NEW 1-2 LIV)

  • 81 GOAL! - Nunez equalises off the bench (NEW 1-1 LIV)

  • 76’ POST! - A solo run from Almiron ends with him curling an effort into the far post (NEW 1-0 LIV)

  • 73’ CHANCE! - Wilson’s first effort is headed wide of the target (NEW 1-0 LIV)

  • 51’ CHANCE! - Almiron sends a good chance over the top (NEW 1-0 LIV)

  • 36’ CROSSBAR! - Alisson pushes Almiron’s volley onto the underside of the bar (NEW 1-0 LIV)

  • 27’ RED CARD! - Van Dijk clatters Isak to the ground and denies a goalscoring opportunity (NEW 1-0 LIV)

  • 25’ GOAL! - Gordon nicks it off Alexander-Arnold and slots a lovely finish underneath Alisson (NEW 1-0 LIV)

  • 16’ SHOT! - Joelinton picks out Alisson with a good effort for the hosts (NEW 0-0 LIV)

  • 8’ YELLOW! - Alexander-Arnold throws the ball away and then pulls Gordon down, he’s lucky to still be on the pitch (NEW 0-0 LIV)

Newcastle United FC 1 - 2 Liverpool FC

FT Newcastle 1-2 Liverpool

18:36 , Mike Jones

Jurgen Klopp is beaming and celebrating with the Liverpool supporters. He’ll be as amazed at that comeback as everyone else is.

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Full-time! Newcastle 1-2 Liverpool

18:27 , Mike Jones

90+5 mins: A final minute free kick is Newcastle’s last chance to equalise. Kieran Trippier curls it in but Liverpool clear their lines. The full-time whistle goes and there’s a stunned silence around St. James’ Park.

A gutteral roar from the Liverpool fans goes out! They’ve beaten Newcastle with 10-men and come from a goal behind to do so.

GOAL! Newcastle 1-2 Liverpool (Nunez, 90+3')⚽️

18:24 , Mike Jones

90+3 mins: Unbelievable Jeff!

Liverpool have come from behind to take the lead against Newcastle with just 10-men. Mo Salah slots a brilliant pass through the Liverpool defence as Darwin Nunez spins around the back of Dan Burn.

He collects the ball and guides it home with another fine guided shot!

Newcastle 1-1 Liverpool

18:21 , Mike Jones

90 mins: Five minutes of stoppage time to play. Both Eddie Howe and Jurgen Klopp are animated on the sidelines. It seems as though both managers think the game is there to be won.

Newcastle are the aggressors though.

Newcastle 1-1 Liverpool

18:19 , Mike Jones

87 mins: Elliot Anderson and Matt Targett are on for Newcastle with Sven Botman and Joelinton the men taken off.

Andy Robertson makes a block inside the penalty area and there are appeals for handball. It strikes him on the back though and it’s a wonderful block from the left-back.

Newcastle 1-1 Liverpool

18:14 , Mike Jones

84 mins: Nunez’s goal was Liverpool’s first shot on target since Virgil van Dijk’s red card. They’ve stuck in the game and have slowly built some momentum.

There’s still time for a winning goal too and Newcastle will want to be the ones to take it.

GOAL! Newcastle 1-1 Liverpool (Darwin, 81’)⚽️

18:12 , Mike Jones

81 mins: What a strike!

Mo Salah flicks the ball up to Diogo Jota as Liverpool push up the pitch. Jota slides the ball up to Darwin Nunez but Dan Burn seems to have the pass covered.

He fails to clear it though and Nunez nicks the ball before sneaking into the box. He’s got a ton of work still to do but slots a fine effort across the box, hits the inside of the far post and equalises for the Reds!

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

18:09 , Mike Jones

79 mins: More changes from Jurgen Klopp who brings on Darwin Nunez and 20-year-old Jarell Quansah from the final 10 minutes or so.

They replace Alexis Mac Allister and Joel Matip.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

18:06 , Mike Jones

76 mins: Post!

A wonderful run from Miguel Almiron almost secures the points for Newcastle. He drives in from the right, works the ball onto his left foot and curls a fine effort past Alisson.

The Liverpool goalkeeper is beaten but the ball hits the post and bounces clear!

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

18:04 , Mike Jones

73 mins: Chance! Miguel Almiron slots the ball down the right wing and picks out Sean Longstaff. He whips a first time cross into the box where Callum Wilson arrives to meet the ball with a header that flies wide of the nearest post!

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

18:02 , Mike Jones

70 mins: 20 minutes to go at St. James’ Park. Jurgen Klopp’s changes have been effective as they’ve given Liverpool a degree of control in the second half.

Eddie Howe responds with a few changes for Newcastle. Sean Longstaff, Harvey Barnes and Callum Wilson are all introduced to replace Alexander Isak, Sandro Tonali and Anthony Gordon.

Gordon gets a loud round of applause as he leaves the pitch. His goal is the difference between the sides so far.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

17:59 , Mike Jones

67 mins: Dominik Szoboszlai recycles the ball after a Liverpool corner and looks to pick out Joel Matip. He thinks Sven Botman is holding him back as the defender rises up and nods the ball out again.

Nothing comes Liverpool’s way from the referee.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

17:58 , Mike Jones

63 mins: Anthony Gordon is the biggest threat for Newcastle today.

Once again, he is allowed to cut in from the left and run to the edge of the box but he slices a shot wide of the target after nailing it with some pace.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

17:49 , Mike Jones

60 mins: Newcastle’s corner comes over to Bruno Guimaraes who is encouraged to shoot from the home fans. He does but the effort is nowhere near the target and Liverpool survive another attack.

Jurgen Klopp now makes a couple of changes and brings on Harvey Elliott and Diogo Jota to replace Wataru Endo and Cody Gakpo.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

17:48 , Mike Jones

57 mins: Sandro Tonali is fed into space on the right wing and kicks the ball past Joe Gomez. He’s quicker than the Liverpool defender and carries the ball into the penalty area before sliding a pass over to thr back post.

Anthony Gordon is hovering around but Trent Alexander-Arnold gets to the ball first and pokes it out for a corner.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

17:44 , Mike Jones

54 mins: Shot! Bruno Guimaraes brings the ball through the middle of the pitch before slipping the ball over to Anthony Gordon who dribbles into the box, cuts onto his right foot and drills a shot straight into the arms of Alisson.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

17:40 , Mike Jones

51 mins: Chance! Newcastle should score. Anthony Gordon steps inside this time as the ball comes out to Joelinton on the left side of the pitch.

Joelinton pushes into the box before flicking the ball over Miguel Almiron. He’s got time to pick his spot but leans back just as he shoots and lifts the ball over the top of the crossbar!

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

17:38 , Mike Jones

48 mins: Close! Anthony Gordon is working over Trent Alexander-Arnold. Gordon brings the ball down the line and cuts it towards the box. He dances past the Liverpool right-back then pulls the ball into the middle.

Alexander Isak is there to turn the ball at goal but he doesn’t get the best touch under pressure and Alisson scoops up the loose ball.

Second half! Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

17:35 , Mike Jones

Newcastle get the match back underway at St. James’ Park. They’ll be hoping to hang onto and then extend their lead against the 10-men of Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have a big hill to climb.

HT Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

17:28 , Mike Jones

Liverpool have had a player red carded in back-to-back Premier League games for the first time since March/April 2015 against Man Utd and Arsenal.

They had only had 2 red cards across their previous 139 league matches before this.

HT Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

17:24 , Mike Jones

The two big talking points of the first half came within a couple of minutes of each other. Anthony Gordon nicked the ball away from Trent Alexander-Arnold then slotted it past Alisson to give the hosts the lead.

Virgil van Dijk was then shown a red card for clattering into Alexander Isak and denying a goalscoring opportunity.

Advantage Newcastle.

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Half-time: Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

17:20 , Mike Jones

45+4 mins: Liverpool have the chance to challenge Nick Pope’s goal at the end of the half. Trent Alexander-Arnold swings a corner into the box and looks for Mo Salah.

Salah can’t bring the ball under control and Newcastle work it away over by the far post.

The whistle goes to end a stormy first half at St. James’ Park. Newcastle lead at the break and have a player advantage.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

17:16 , Mike Jones

45 mins: Liverpool win a free kick about 30 yards out if not more. Dominik Szoboszlai takes a shot from the set piece and lifts his effort over to the top of the goal.

Four minutes of added time to play.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

17:12 , Mike Jones

42 mins: Liverpool have settled down now and are moving the ball better when in possession.

The need to get Trent Alexander-Arnold up the pitch leaves them vulnerable in defence though as there are a lot of space for Newcastle to exploit with their extra man.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

17:09 , Mike Jones

39 mins: Liverpool are under real pressure. Newcastle work the ball out wide and slip it into the path of Almiron on the edge of the box. He takes a touch and shoots once again but this time the effort goes wide.

The Reds take their time getting the ball back in play which elicits groans and boos from the watching fans.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

17:07 , Mike Jones

36 mins: Off the bar!

A short corner comes to Kieran Trippier who flicks the ball into the box. Trent Alexander-Arnold nods it over to Miguel Almiron who chests the ball down and rattles volley at goal.

Alisson manages to dive across and get two hands to the ball. He lifts it onto the underside of the crossbar then flaps it away. Massive save from the Liverpool goalkeeper.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

17:04 , Mike Jones

33 mins: Liverpool have it all to do now. They’re all over the place and looked like deers in headlights at the minute as Newcastle’s aggressive and determined play is too much for them.

Luis Diaz is deflated as he’s sacrificed to bring Joe Gomez on as a Virgil van Dijk replacement.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

17:01 , Mike Jones

30 mins: Isak was brought down just outside the penalty area and Newcastle have a free kick. Fabian Schar takes it and hits the wall but Sandro Tonali smokes the rebound at goal and wins a corner for the hosts.

Red card! Virgil van Dijk is off!

16:59 , Mike Jones

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

27 mins: Alexander Isak is threaded the ball as he drifts into the box in between the two centre-backs. Virgil van Dijk comes across and kicks through the forward to get to the ball.

The referee pulls out a straight red card and VAR doesn’t overturn it. Liverpool are imploding here!

GOAL! Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool (Gordon, 25’)⚽️

16:56 , Mike Jones

25 mins: Mistake from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Newcastle take the lead!

Mo Salah sends the ball back to the defender who miscontrols the ball on his left-foot. Anthony Gordon presses and takes it away from him before flying into the box.

Gordon takes on Alisson and rolls his shot past the goalkeeper to send the hosts into the lead!

Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool

16:54 , Mike Jones

22 mins: Joelinton receives the ball in the middle of the pitch and spins away from Dominik Szoboszlai. He slips the ball to Sandro Tonali who whips it over to the right wing for Miguel Almiron.

Almiron is trying to get in behind the Liverpool defence but the pass is too heavy and goes out of play.

Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool

16:48 , Mike Jones

19 mins: Liverpool work the ball from their end of the pitch up to Newcastle’s and play Luis Diaz in on goal from a tight angle on the left. He shoots and forces a low stop out of Nick Pope who turns the ball wide of the target.

The resultant corner is lifted into the middle but Newcastle defend it without too much trouble.

Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool

16:46 , Mike Jones

16 mins: Sandro Tonali takes on Andy Robertson and flicks the ball past the Liverpool left-back. The cross comes into the box but Virgil van Dijk is on hand to clear the lines.

Newcastle waste no time is setting up the next attack. Anthony Gordon feeds the ball up to Alexander Isak who turns it over to Joelinton on the left side of the penalty area.

Shot! Joelinton opens up his body and shoots but curls the effort straight into the hands of Alisson.

Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool

16:43 , Mike Jones

13 mins: Newcastle are awarded a free kick just inside Liverpool’s half. They send men forward as Kieran Trippier floats the ball over towards Dan Burn.

It drops to Luis Diaz who belts it away and earns the Reds a throw in deep in their own half.

Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool

16:40 , Mike Jones

10 mins: That Trent Alexander-Arnold incident has lit a fire inside St. James’ Park. It’s a hostile atmosphere at the best of times but with the fans thinking they’ve been hard done by this is going to be a long afternoon for Liverpool’s vice-captain.

Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool

16:38 , Mike Jones

8 mins: Oh my. Trent Alexander-Arnold is bundled to the ground and out of play before throwing the ball away in disgust which earns him a yellow car.

The Liverpool defender then seemingly yanks back Anthony Gordon as he looks to bomb it down the left wing on the counter-attack.

Eddie Howe, Kieran Trippier and the majority of St. James’ Park think that foul is a yellow card offence - it probably is - but the referee decides not to send off the right back.

He’s on shaky ground now.

Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool

16:36 , Mike Jones

6 mins: Sandro Tonali is slipped the ball by Kieran Trippier on the right side of the pitch for Newcastle. He flicks it around Alexis Mac Allister before hitting a hopeful pass down the line.

Alexander Isak is the furthest man forward but decides he’s not going to win the race and leaves it for Virgil van Dijk.

Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool

16:33 , Mike Jones

3 mins: Mo Salah drifts into a central position as the ball is chipped forward by Liverpool. It’s nodded over to Luis Diaz who looks to thread the ball through to Salah.

The pass is decent but Sven Botman reads the ball and intercepts the ball before it reaches Liverpool’s talisman.

Kick off! Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool

16:31 , Mike Jones

Liverpool get the match underway and knock the ball to Joel Matip. The Reds recover the ball in midfield and slip Dominik Szoboszlai into the right side of the box.

He takes on Sven Botman and wins an early corner.

Gareth Southgate is watching on from the stands. There’s an international break coming up so the England boss will be hoping to get a good look at some of the hopefuls this afternoon.

Newcastle vs Liverpool

16:28 , Mike Jones

Here come the players.

It’s been eight years since Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have lost a match against Newcastle but the hosts are a totally different team under Eddie Howe.

This should be a cracker. Kick off is up next...

Newcastle vs Liverpool

16:26 , Mike Jones

Mo Salah has scored or assisted in each of Liverpool’s last eight league matches while Luis Diaz could become only the fourth player to score in the Reds’ first three Premier League matches of a season after Robbie Fowler in 1994/95, Daniel Sturridge in 2013/14 and Sadio Mane in 2017/18.

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16:23 , Mike Jones

Callum Wilson has scored 12 top-flight goals since the beginning of April, which is more than any other top-flight player, despite him starting only six of their 14 league games in that time period.

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Klopp vs Howe

16:20 , Mike Jones

Jurgen Klopp has won a career high 11 top-flight matches as a manager against Eddie Howe, including the last 10 in a row.

He could become the first Premier League boss to record 11 consecutive wins against one manager, surpassing Alex Ferguson against Gordon Strachan and Pep Guardiola also against Howe.

Newcastle vs Liverpool

16:16 , Mike Jones

Newcastle are unbeaten in the last 22 league games in which they have taken the lead (W19, D3) since a 2-1 loss at Liverpool last August. They have not lost at home in the league after going ahead in a game under Eddie Howe (W20, D6).

But, they have kept only two clean sheets in their last 20 league matches.

Newcastle vs Liverpool

16:12 , Mike Jones

Liverpool are unbeaten in 13 matches, the current longest such run in the top flight. They’ve fallen behind in five of those games, but have gained nine points from losing positions.

Yet, they have won only six of their last 20 away league fixtures.

Last season they lost four of their five away matches against the other teams that finished in the top six, with the only exception a 2-0 win at St James’ Park.

Newcastle vs Liverpool

16:08 , Mike Jones

Newcastle are aiming to win two of their opening three league games for the first time since the 2011/12 campaign under Alan Pardew.

The Magpies last won their first two home fixtures of a league campaign in the Championship in 2009-10, while they last did so in the Premier League in 2000-01.

Newcastle vs Liverpool

16:04 , Mike Jones

13 Newcastle players have been sent off in Premier League matches against Liverpool, the second highest tally in Premier League history after Everton’s 15 against the Reds.

Newcastle vs Liverpool

16:00 , Mike Jones

After losing his first encounter against Newcastle in December 2015, Jurgen Klopp has seen his Liverpool side go unbeaten in their subsequent 13 top-flight matches against the Geordies.

The Reds are aiming to win three consecutive league matches at St James’ Park for the first time.

Eddie Howe distances himself from comparisons to Bobby Robson and Kevin Keegan

15:56 , Karl Matchett

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has insisted he cannot yet be talked of in the same breath as celebrated predecessors Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson.

Howe has hugely enhanced his reputation since being appointed to the hotseat at St James’ Park by the cub’s new Saudi-backed owners in November 2021 and overseeing a dramatic change in fortunes.

Within 18 months, the 45-year-old had guided the Magpies to a first domestic cup final in 24 years and secured a top-four Premier League finish playing a thrilling brand of football, an achievement comparable to those of Keegan and Robson during their respective tenures.

As a result, he has won a similar place in the affections of fans, although asked if he recognised the comparison, Howe said: “No. For me personally, I don’t see that. I’ve got so, so much to do to even be talked of in the same breath as those people.

“When I watched Sir Bobby’s documentary, which I thought was an amazing thing to watch, it hits you, his career and what he did and how he acted, just everything about his character and the legacy that he’s left here.”

Eddie Howe distances himself from comparisons to Bobby Robson and Kevin Keegan

Premier League clubs take summer spending to nearly £2billion with week to go

15:50 , Karl Matchett

Premier League clubs have spent a fraction under £2billion in this summer’s transfer window already – with a week of business still to go.

Data released by financial services firm Deloitte showed that as of 12pm on Friday top-flight teams’ spending had reached £1.95bn.

That is already higher than the total, record figure calculated by Deloitte for last summer – £1.92bn.

Deloitte said spending was £500m higher this summer compared to the same point last year, suggesting the final total could be around £2.5bn.

Two of this summer’s deals so far have been worth over £100m – Arsenal’s signing of Declan Rice from West Ham and Chelsea’s recruitment of Moises Caicedo from Brighton.

Premier League clubs’ net spend is calculated at £825m by Deloitte, 25 per cent lower than last summer (£1.1bn), which the firm attributes to a more active global transfer market.

Premier League clubs take summer spending to nearly £2billion with week to go

Newcastle vs Liverpool - latest updates

15:45 , Karl Matchett

Scores so far this weekend:

  • Chelsea 3-0 Luton (Friday)

  • Bournemouth 0-2 Spurs

  • Arsenal 2-2 Fulham

  • Brentford 1-1 Palace

  • Everton 0-1 Wolves

  • Man United 3-2 Forest

  • Brighton 1-3 West Ham

Results for these two teams this season:

  • Newcastle 5-1 Aston Villa; Man City 1-0 Newcastle

  • Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool; Liverpool 3-1 Bournemouth

Liverpool are under pressure from Saudi Arabia – on and off the pitch

15:42 , Karl Matchett

Jurgen Klopp finds himself under attack from Saudi Arabia on two fronts: one new, one even newer. He is entirely complimentary about one – Eddie Howe’s fast-improving Newcastle side – while calling for help in another respect.

Klopp believes Fifa should act to bring the Saudi Arabian transfer window in line with its English equivalent. The acquisitiveness of their newly super-rich clubs has already disrupted his summer once; when, after beginning his midfield rebuild with the auspicious acquisitions of Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai, he was stripped of Fabinho and Jordan Henderson, two he intended to keep. Now there is the prospect of a raid for Mohamed Salah, perhaps after 1 September, when it would be too late to replace him. His suitors are Al-Ittihad, a club run by the Saudi Public Investment Fund, who own 80 percent of Newcastle. But Klopp is remaining defiant.

Saudi spending power would look still more transformative if each of Klopp’s definitive front three – Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Salah – were to move to the Pro-League in the same summer. Its influence is apparent in the North-East as well as the Middle East, however. Liverpool head to St James’ Park on Sunday after winning the battles against Newcastle, beating them home and away last season, but losing the war. They were forced out of the Champions League places by a rising force.

Newcastle, Klopp thinks, are no one-season wonders. They are here to stay.

Liverpool are under pressure from Saudi Arabia – on and off the pitch

Newcastle vs Liverpool - latest updates

15:36 , Karl Matchett

Eddie Howe will send his Newcastle side into battle with Liverpool still haunted by the memories of their encounters last season.

The Reds were the only club to complete a Premier League double over the Magpies, although they gained a measure of revenge when they went on to finish fourth – one place and four points better off than Jurgen Klopp’s men.

However, Howe admits it does not take much to stoke memories of the Fabio Carvalho winner in the eighth minute of stoppage time which handed Liverpool victory at Anfield last August, or the red card in a 2-0 defeat in the reverse fixture which cost goalkeeper Nick Pope his place in the Carabao Cup final.

Howe said: “I move on quickly from the game in the sense that then you have to prepare the next one, but I think the emotion of the game and the feeling and the memories of the game, they stay with you for some time.

“The memories of last year’s games, they’re with me. I can visualise certain moments, but then you have to detach yourself from that and go, ‘right, how do we prepare this one?’, because whether it’s tactical or whatever the thing is that you think you can do better, it’s about then delivering that to the best of your ability.”

Eddie Howe admits last season’s battles with Liverpool remain vivid memories

Newcastle vs Liverpool - confirmed lineups

15:32 , Karl Matchett

Here’s the team news and full lineups for both teams - Endo makes a full debut for the visitors, while Joelinton recovers from a knock to start for the hosts.

NEW XI - Pope, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn, Guimaraes, Tonali, Joelinton, Almiron, Gordon, Isak

LIV XI - Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Endo, Mac Allister, Szoboszlai, Diaz, Salah, Gakpo

Konate a doubt but Klopp happy with centre-backs

15:26 , Karl Matchett

Jurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool must be “lucky” with the availability of their centre-backs this season as he hinted he was unlikely to add to his options before the transfer deadline.

Ibrahima Konate is a doubt for Sunday afternoon’s trip to Newcastle because of a muscular problem and Joe Gomez or Joel Matip could instead partner Virgil Van Dijk at the heart of the Reds’ defence.

Nat Phillips is another alternative but Klopp is well aware that a shortage of options and a spate of injuries could spell trouble as he had to get creative with his backline during the 2020-2021 season.

A total of 20 different combinations were used during the turbulent campaign and Klopp is keeping everything crossed that he does not have to deal with a defensive crisis in the forthcoming months.

Liverpool lucky with availability of centre-backs this season – Jurgen Klopp

Eddie Howe urges Bruno Guimaraes to learn from social media criticism

15:21 , Karl Matchett

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has urged midfielder Bruno Guimaraes to learn a lesson after hitting back at “stupid” criticism on social media.

The 25-year-old Brazil international has become something of a cult hero at St James’ Park since his £35million arrival from Lyon in January last year and has established an online following with his regular posts.

However, he felt moved to mount a staunch defence of his team after Saturday evening’s 1-0 defeat at Manchester City, who he described as “maybe one of the best teams in the world”, accusing some detractors of having “short stupid memories” in a message since deleted.

Eddie Howe urges Bruno Guimaraes to learn from social media criticism

Jurgen Klopp makes definitive statement on Mohamed Salah transfer saga

15:15 , Karl Matchett

Jurgen Klopp has declared that Liverpool would reject any offer from Saudi Arabia for Mohamed Salah and insisted the forward is “100 per cent” committed to the club.

Al-Ittihad have renewed their interest in the Egyptian but Liverpool are yet to receive a bid and Klopp insisted Salah is fundamental to his plans at Anfield.

The 31-year-old has two years left on the contract that made him the best-paid player in Liverpool’s history.

And Klopp said: “We don’t have an offer. Mo Salah is a Liverpool player and essential for everything we do. If there would be something the answer would be no. My life philosophy is I think about a problem when I have it and there is absolutely nothing at the moment.”

More here:

Jurgen Klopp makes definitive statement on Mohamed Salah transfer saga

Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Newcastle vs Liverpool

15:08 , Karl Matchett

Newcastle host Liverpool in a potentially crucial early-season Premier League fixture.

For two sides who will hope to finish the season in the Champions League places, this is an opportunity to lay down a marker.

Both have made mixed starts to the new league season, with Newcastle impressive winners against Aston Villa on the opening day but beaten by Manchester City last weekend.

Jurgen Klopp’s side, meanwhile, followed a draw with Chelsea with a win over Bournemouth.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the fixture, and you can get all the latest football betting sites offers here.

Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Newcastle vs Liverpool

Newcastle vs Liverpool tips: Betting preview with predictions, best odds & free bets

15:04 , Independent Betting

Newcastle finished above Liverpool last season for the first time since 2011/12 and only the second time in the last two decades.

The two teams meet at St James’ Park on Sunday (4:30pm, Sky Sports) with each side looking for their second victory of the season having both dropped points in their one away game.

They were only separated by four points in 2022/23 and likely won’t be too far apart this season.

Football betting sites believe the Reds are more likely to finish in the top four this term so this match offers the Magpies a good opportunity to pull ahead in the early season standings.

Tips, preview and latest odds here:

Newcastle vs Liverpool tips: Betting preview with predictions, best odds & free bets

Newcastle vs Liverpool

12:20 , Mike Jones

Good afternoon and welcome to The Independent’s coverage of today’s barnstorming Premier League clash between Newcastle and Liverpool.

This intriguing encounter could have future ramifications on the top four race as both Eddie Howe’s and Jurgen Klopp’s sides are expected to be challenging at the top of the table by the end of the season.

What unfurls at St. James’ Park this afternoon could lay down a marker in the table and give the winner an added confidence boost for the next few weeks of their Premier League campaigns.

Neither side has looked totally dominant in their first couple of matches with Liverpool edging it in the points tally after a draw versus Chelsea and a win over Bournemouth.

Newcastle meanwhile battered Aston Villa 5-1 in their opening clash before losing a cagey encounter with Manchester City 1-0.

This match feels tonely different to that last game against the champions as both teams will look to be aggressive and take each other on. Goals are expected but the quality in both teams makes it difficult to pick out a winner.

This should be an entertaining match up and kick off is at 4.30pm.