Analysis – Four things learned from Newcastle 2-3 Liverpool

Newcastle United v Liverpool FC - Premier League
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Divock Origi of Liverpool celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool FC at St. James Park on May 04, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liverpool kept their Premier League title hopes alive with a late, last gasp victory over Newcastle United at St James Park.

Things got off to a good start for Liverpool when Virgil van Dijk headed home the opening goal in the first half.

Newcastle levelled not long afterward, though, when Christian Atsu tapped home after Trent Alexander-Arnold had handled on the line.

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Mohamed Salah put Liverpool back in front only for Solomon Rondon to level the scores with a superb left-footed volley.

Liverpool’s title hopes looked to be over until the 86th minute when Divock Origi’s header hit Jamaal Lascelles and found it’s a way to the back of the Newcastle net.

That goal proved to be the difference between the two sides and ensured Liverpool returned to first and put the pressure back on Manchester City in the title race. Here’s what we learned from the game:


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