Newcastle vs Liverpool LIVE! Nunez goals - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Newcastle vs Liverpool LIVE! Nunez goals - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Newcastle vs Liverpool LIVE!

Darwin Nunez was the hero as Liverpool produced a sensational last-gasp comeback to defeat their top-four rivals at St James’ Park on Sunday. The Uruguayan striker came off the bench to net twice as spirited Liverpool recovered from Anthony Gordon’s goal and the first-half sending off of captain Virgil van Dijk in three minutes of madness to produce a stunning late turnaround with only 10 men on Tyneside.

Nunez’s match-winning antics denied Newcastle a first victory over Liverpool for some eight years and condemned the Magpies to back-to-back defeats after their opening day thrashing of Aston Villa was followed by a flat loss at the hands of reigning champions Manchester City last weekend. They face a trip to Brighton next.

For the Reds, who could easily have seen Trent Alexander-Arnold sent off with just six minutes on the clock on Sunday, they stay unbeaten in 2023/24 and move up to fourth in the early table after following their opening draw at Chelsea with chaotic comeback wins over Bournemouth and Newcastle respectively. It’s Aston Villa at Anfield up next. Follow Newcastle vs Liverpool reaction live with Standard Sport’s blog below!

Newcastle vs Liverpool highlights

  • GOAL! Nunez completes incredible comeback

  • GOAL! Substitute Nunez slams home late equaliser

  • RED CARD! Van Dijk sent off for bringing down Isak

  • GOAL! Gordon fires in after Alexander-Arnold blunder

  • Alexander-Arnold lucky to avoid early sending off

Newcastle United FC 1 - 2 Liverpool FC

Newcastle 1-2 Liverpool

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Utterly incredible.

Down a goal and a man, Liverpool manage to stay in the game at 1-0 before substitute Darwin Nunez unleashes a brace to secure the most dramatic of comeback wins.

Just remarkable.

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Newcastle 1-2 Liverpool

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96 mins: Pope is up for a late Newcastle free-kick and manages to get on the end of the delivery, but it’s comfortably wide.

The final whistle sounds!

GOAL! Newcastle 1-2 Liverpool | Darwin Nunez 93'

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It’s horrible from Bruno Guimaraes, who gives the ball away in a bad area and Salah quickly releases the Uruguayan with a fine low pass into the box.

Nunez again is so ruthless and clinical as he rifles beyond Pope for the second time in 12 minutes.

Surely 10-man Liverpool have now snatched an extremely unlikely victory from the jaws of defeat. Incredible.

The oft-criticised Nunez breathes new life into his inconsistent Reds career. A penny for Virgil van Dijk’s thoughts right about now!

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Newcastle 1-1 Liverpool

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93 mins: Wilson had another half-chance a few minutes ago, now Longstaff tries to flick past Alisson at the near post with an inventive finish but is denied.

Newcastle 1-1 Liverpool

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90 mins: FIVE minutes of added time have been signalled at the end of this St James’ Park thriller.

Can either side find a last-gasp winner?

Newcastle 1-1 Liverpool

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85 mins: We should mention that young Elliot Anderson is also on for Newcastle, replacing Joelinton.

Newcastle want a penalty for handball after Almiron strikes at Robertson inside the box, but nothing given.

Newcastle 1-1 Liverpool

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84 mins: A yellow card now for Nunez after bringing down Bruno Guimaraes.

Botman is down and in some pain - not good news for Newcastle.

He ends up going off, with Matt Targett on in his place.

This game is so perfectly poised now - is there another late, late twist to come?

GOAL! Newcastle 1-1 Liverpool | Darwin Nunez 81'

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81 mins: The 10-man Reds have their equaliser with less than 10 minutes to play!

It’s fast stuff played out from the back, with Salah and Jota combining nicely.

The ball strikes Botman, who can’t sort himself out and Nunez is allowed to stride clear and slam into the far corner past Pope. Clinical finish.

The away end erupts. What a moment for Liverpool but massive frustration for Newcastle, whose eight-year wait for a win over today’s opponents could well now continue.

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Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

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79 mins: Alexander-Arnold almost puts Nunez clean through with a peach of a pass, but the Uruguayan’s first touch takes him back a step and allows a grateful Burn to get in and make the challenge.

At the other end, Barnes leads a swift Newcastle counter but his shot is blocked and Wilson can’t turn the rebound home.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

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77 mins: Two more changes from Klopp now.

On comes Darwin Nunez for Mac Allister, with 20-year-old defender Jarell Quansah also replacing Matip.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

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76 mins: Woodwork!

Almiron hits the frame of the goal for the second time today.

This time he cuts in brilliantly off the right wing before arrowing an effort that strikes the far post.

A huge reprieve for Liverpool.

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74 mins: Substitute Wilson steers a header just wide at the front post after a decent cross from Longstaff.

Liverpool penalty appeals are waved away after a challenge from Trippier on Jota inside the box.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

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72 mins: Callum Wilson, Harvey Barnes and Sean Longstaff are all on for Newcastle.

Off go Isak and their two best players today in Gordon and Tonali.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

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70 mins: Liverpool are firmly on top at the moment and force a succession of corners, but Newcastle stand up to the challenge well - Dan Burn in particular.

A triple change is imminent from Eddie Howe with 20 minutes left to play and his team still holding that narrow lead against 10 men.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

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67 mins: That’s a fine last-ditch challenge from Botman to deny Salah, who had been expertly played in by Jota.

At the other end just moments before, Botman had headed a Trippier free-kick narrowly wide.

A certain Faustino Asprilla is in attendance at St James’ Park this afternoon...

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(Action Images via Reuters)

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

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63 mins: Newcastle fans up the noise levels to try and will their team back on top after Liverpool’s best spell of this second half.

The ball is back at the feet of the electric Gordon, who cuts in off that left flank with ease once more, beating two or three red shirts before blazing just wide of Alisson’s left-hand post.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

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61 mins: This is a better spell from Liverpool on the hour mark, with a three-pronged counter ending in a blocked cross from a slightly hesitant Jota.

The corner is dealt with easily by Newcastle.

But here come the Reds again, keeping possession well and testing their hosts. Gomez’s header from a Robertson delivery doesn’t come close to testing Pope.

Reds seeing red

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Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

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58 mins: Boosted by that one-man advantage, dominant Newcastle have had 80 per cent possession so far in this second half.

124 completed passes to just 18 from Liverpool, who are content to sit back and soak up pressure before trying to spring forward on the counter-attack.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

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56 mins: Tonali has been almost as good as Gordon for Newcastle so far today.

After narrowly failing to connect with one chance, he sprints clear down the right wing and tries to pick out Gordon with a sweeping low cross that is crucially diverted behind.

Jota and Elliot are now both on for Liverpool. Off go Gakpo and full debutant Endo.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

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53 mins: Liverpool just cannot live with Anthony Gordon, who looks to test Alisson with another effort on goal. Comfortable save.

Harvey Elliott and perhaps even Diogo Jota are going to be introduced by Klopp shortly.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

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50 mins: Some rough challenges going in from Newcastle here, with Tonali and Joelinton both taking down Gakpo.

Toon captain Trippier is then booked for a foul on Mac Allister.

Just before that, Newcastle had a chance for 2-0, but Almiron leant back to meet a bobbling cross after good work down the left flank and blazed well over at the back post.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

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47 mins: Gordon has been sensational for Newcastle so far this afternoon and has Alexander-Arnold beaten all ends up, time and time again.

He breezes past him twice early in the second half, seeing a cross seen off.

Newcastle’s brief penalty appeals are waved away after a challenge from Gomez on Isak.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

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Back underway at St James’ Park!

Can Newcastle further drive home their advantage, or will Liverpool defy the odds with a second-half comeback?

Time to find out!

No further changes from Klopp just yet, with Howe yet to look to his bench.

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A lot of debate in the Sky Sports studio at half-time, as you can imagine.

Jamie Carragher is arguing passionately against fellow pundits Shay Given and Andros Townsend that it cannot possibly have been classed as a clear goalscoring opportunity for Isak, so therefore an erroneous red card for Van Dijk.

He also believes that referee John Brooks’ failure to give a foul for that initial barge in the back from Gordon on Alexander-Arnold is why he didn’t give the latter a second yellow moments later.

Watch: Gordon capitalises on Alexander-Arnold blunder

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Here’s that opening goal from Anthony Gordon. Trent Alexander-Arnold won’t want to see it ever again...

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

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Newcastle lead at the break after Gordon punished a dreadful error by the struggling Alexander-Arnold, who could easily have been sent off in the early stages.

Van Dijk was then red-carded for a rash foul on Isak, to complete a disastrous two-minute spell for Jurgen Klopp’s team.

Alisson also diverted an Almiron volley against the crossbar as Newcastle looked to make the most of their one-man advantage.

But 1-0 it remains at the interval. A feisty game with plenty of action, talking points and controversy. Delicious stuff.

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Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

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45 mins: Four minutes of added time have been signalled at the end of this action-packed first half.

After being under the cosh with 10 men, Liverpool are ending the opening period well, forcing a succession of corners and free-kicks as they try to go in on level terms against the odds.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

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43 mins: Liverpool have their wits about them again now after just about stemming that post-red card onslaught.

Gakpo is denied a chance before Joelinton gets a warning for a foul on Endo.

Now they have a free-kick after Almiron’s foul, but Szoboszlai misses the target.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

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39 mins: By contrast, Newcastle will be hugely frustrated if their lead is only one goal at the break.

Still they pour forward against the 10 men, with Almiron this time way off target.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

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36 mins: Woodwork!

Almiron takes the ball on his chest before letting fly with a vicious volley that is brilliantly tipped onto the crossbar by Alisson, who is relieved to see it bounce down in front of the line before it’s scrambled away.

If Liverpool get to half-time at only 1-0 down here, then they will have done very well indeed.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

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33 mins: Klopp may well have been planning to send Gomez on for Alexander-Arnold after the latter’s awful start to this game.

But instead Gomez now has to come on to cover the Van Dijk red, with Diaz the attacker sacrificed.

10-man Liverpool are absolutely under siege here, with Newcastle pushing hard for a second goal and led by the wonderful Tonali.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

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31 mins: Schar puts a free-kick into the wall and Tonali also lets fly as Newcastle look to quickly hammer home their numerical advantage.

There was just two minutes and 20 seconds between Liverpool falling behind after that dreadful Alexander-Arnold mistake and Van Dijk being sent off for the rash foul on Isak.

A crazy, costly spell for Klopp’s side. Can they recover?

Red card - Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)

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28 mins: This is going from bad to worse for Liverpool as captain Van Dijk is sent off just minutes after the visitors fall behind.

Goalscorer Gordon is an absolute menace for Newcastle and he slides in Isak, whom Van Dijk rashly kicks through to get to the ball just outside the box.

It’s deemed to be a clear denial of a goalscoring opportunity and the Reds skipper is quickly shown a straight red card by referee John Brooks.

He pleads his innocence and shows his frustration with the officials, but the decision is confirmed after a VAR check.

Liverpool are trailing and will play the last hour or so here with 10 men. Disastrous. That is Van Dijk’s first red card for Liverpool, by the way.

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GOAL! Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool | Anthony Gordon 25'

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25 mins: The hosts lead - and it’s an absolute nightmare for Alexander-Arnold!

The England defender lets a routine Salah pass go straight by him and it opens the door for Gordon to charge through one-on-one and fire through the legs of Alisson!

This is a disaster of an afternoon so far for Trent.

Former Everton starlet Gordon revelling in his goal against Liverpool.


Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool

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23 mins: Salah fails to trouble Pope before Newcastle scamper straight down the other end, Almiron leading a swift counter that is eventually dealt with by the men in red.

Fair old pace to this first half, it must be said.

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We should mention that there was a bit of aggro between the two benches as Newcastle demanded a second yellow for Alexander-Arnold after that earlier foul on Gordon.

Here’s Howe’s assistant Jason Tindall shushing Jurgen Klopp...

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Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool

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16 mins: End-to-end stuff now as Diaz embarks upon a tremendous run down the Liverpool left, driving straight at Trippier before getting into the box and trying an inventive toe poke from a tough angle that is parried behind by Pope at his near post.

Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool

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13 mins: Newcastle are beginning to piece together some decent passages of play now.

Endo looks to get in a bit of trouble on the edge of his own box and Gordon and Isak combine to tee up Joelinton, who shoots straight at Alisson.

Liverpool again look very ropey trying to play out from the back and Gordon tries to test the Brazilian goalkeeper once more.

Newcastle much sharper now.

Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool

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10 mins: Lovely skill from Bruno Guimaraes to flick the ball over his own head and charge through midfield - he’s brought down by a struggling Mac Allister.

A superb atmosphere on Tyneside and early flashpoint with Alexander-Arnold, but no goalmouth action really to speak of just yet, save that early Matip header from a corner that was way off target.

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8 mins: Really not sure how John Brooks did not produce a second yellow for Trent there.

Klopp may have an early decision to make here, one more foul and he’s surely off.

Joe Gomez is warming up already.

A febrile atmosphere at St James’ Park and a massive early talking point.

Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool

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6 mins: Oh dear, Alexander-Arnold could be in big trouble here.

He’s just put an arm out and knocked down a sprinting Gordon out by the touchline, just moments after his first booking.

The home crowd appeal passionately for a quick second yellow, but he’s gotten away with it.

Lucky, lucky boy.

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5 mins: The first yellow card of the afternoon goes to Alexander-Arnold after he takes a nudge in the back from Gordon.

He reacts badly and throws the ball away, drawing a very early caution from referee John Brooks.

Needless. But how was that not a foul by Gordon?!

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3 mins: That really isn’t the start that Pope was hoping for.

He won’t need reminding of his red card in this fixture back in February that led to him missing the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.

Liverpool nice and positive early on here, passing the ball around well and looking full of energy, contrary to Klopp’s claims of extra fatigue after they played for more than half an hour with 10 men against Bournemouth.

They are dominating possession at the moment, looking sharp.

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1 min: Off we go!

A fast start from Liverpool as they try to release Szoboszlai inside the Newcastle box, with Salah involved in a decent early move.

The visitors have a very early corner, with Pope rather flapping at Alexander-Arnold’s delivery from the right before a rising Matip heads high and wide.


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Here come the players at a bouncing and sold-out St James’ Park!

A real big-game feel this afternoon, even so early in the new Premier League season.

Newcastle’s woeful record against Liverpool

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Newcastle might be back among the Premier League elite and Europe’s top table as they prepare for a long-awaited Champions League comeback, but they have found it impossible to overcome Liverpool in recent years.

The Magpies have not beaten today’s opponents for almost eight full years, since future Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum’s late strike and an own goal from Martin Skrtel saw a team managed by Steve McClaren pull off a 2-0 win on Tyneside all the way back in December 2015.

Since then they have managed just four draws against Liverpool, losing nine times.

Liverpool did the double over Newcastle last season, with early goals from Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo securing a straightforward win at St James’ Park back in February.

Will the Toon finally change that miserable record this afternoon?

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Liverpool draft in Matip and Endo

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Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, makes two changes to the Liverpool side that overturned that shock early deficit against Bournemouth at Anfield despite Alexis Mac Allister’s second-half sending off.

New £16m signing from Stuttgart Wataru Endo, who made his Reds debut off the bench a week ago, comes in for his first Premier League start in place of Diogo Jota as Klopp looks for more stability in midfield.

Alexis Mac Allister keeps his place in the middle after his red card against the Cherries was overturned on appeal.

In the heart of defence, Joel Matip partners captain Virgil van Dijk with Ibrahima Konate out injured.

Mo Salah starts as expected in what some have claimed could be his last game for Liverpool, with Cody Gakpo getting the nod over Jota in attack along with Salah and Luis Diaz.

With no Konate at all, 20-year-old centre-back Jarell Quansah comes onto the bench for the visitors.


Howe names unchanged Newcastle team

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Eddie Howe names the same Newcastle XI that started last weekend’s rather flat 1-0 defeat by reigning Premier League champions Manchester City at the Etihad.

The only change to the matchday squad is on the bench, where winger Jacob Murphy replaces Matt Ritchie.

New signing Lewis Hall isn’t in the squad at all and will have to wait for his Magpies debut.

Joelinton is passed fit to start in midfield as expected after his knock against City.

Liverpool lineup

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

Subs: Gomez, Nunez, Elliott, Jota, Tsimikas, Bajcetic, Doak, Kelleher, Quansah

Newcastle lineup

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Starting XI: Pope, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn, Tonali, Bruno Guimaraes, Joelinton, Almiron, Isak, Gordon

Subs: Dubravka, Lascelles, Wilson, Targett, Barnes, Livramento, Murphy, Anderson, Longstaff

Lineups on the way

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Less than five minutes to go now until we get word of the official team news from a wet St James’ Park.

Stay tuned!

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Salah ‘100 per cent committed’ to Liverpool, says Klopp

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With the English transfer window closing at 11pm BST on Friday night, Liverpool would have preciously little time to replace Salah if indeed he was to depart for Saudi Arabia in a big-money move.

Klopp has admitted that the Reds losing their attacking talisman at this stage would be nothing short of a disaster, joining other Premier League managers in insisting that the Saudi window - which runs until September 20 - should be brought into line with their European counterparts.

“There’s a lot going on around us but that’s it,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “There’s speculation and I think that’s completely normal at this moment in time.

“Mo is a super experienced player and 100% committed to us here, to the club. No, I don’t worry about that to be honest. A normal club in the Premier League or in other leagues, it’s always possible that a big club comes in and wants players off you. Now that market is extended. I don’t know if I’m worried about it or not, we will have to see.

“We have our own experience with it, with Hendo and Fabinho. But in general, what is a real problem is the longer transfer window. It’s a real problem because as long as you have the chance to react it’s pretty much part of the business a little bit.

“When we can’t react anymore it’s a catastrophe. That’s the truth. That’s why I asked already, a few weeks ago, the authorities to maybe have a look at that would be really bad if they can just pick players.”

Klopp: Liverpool would reject Saudi Salah bid

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Mo Salah’s enduring importance to this Liverpool team simply cannot be overstated.

For his part, Jurgen Klopp insists that no offer has yet been received from Saudi Arabia for the “essential” forward, claiming firmly that any bid would be met with a firm no.

“It’s always a bit difficult to talk about media stories because there is nothing to talk about at the moment,” he told reporters.

“We don’t have an offer, Mo Salah is still a Liverpool player, obviously for all the things we do, he’s essential and will be. There’s nothing there. If there would be something, the answer would be no.

“My life philosophy is I think about a problem when I have it. At the moment, there’s absolutely nothing. I said already if there is something, the answer would be no.”

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Today’s venue

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The quiet before the inevitable storm on a gloomy summer afternoon at St James’ Park...

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Mohamed Salah to Saudi Arabia transfer latest

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So the Mohamed Salah to Saudi Arabia rumours are seriously gathering pace once again, leaving fans more than a little concerned with the transfer deadline now just five days away.

The Egyptian superstar has been routinely linked with a big-money move to the Gulf State this summer as one of the ambitious Saudi Pro League’s top-tier targets.

However, Salah’s agent Ramy Abbas Issa has constantly and firmly rebuffed any speculation that his client is looking to leave Anfield just one year after signing that new blockbuster long-term contract.

But reports this week stated that Al-Ittihad - who have already signed the likes of Fabinho, Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante and Jota in this window - have offered £80m to Liverpool for Salah, who would earn a mammoth £65m per year in Saudi.

Fresh speculation from Saudi broadcaster KSA Sports TV now claims that Salah has told Liverpool of his desire to make that move and could even fly out for a medical after what could be his final match for the Reds this afternoon.

We are sure that Klopp will be quizzed plenty more on this saga before and after today’s game. Could Salah really follow Fabinho and Jordan Henderson from Anfield to the Middle East?

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Newcastle vs Liverpool prediction

14:22 , George Flood

Newcastle might have been disappointing against Manchester City but have been so strong at home and have the tools to punish a Liverpool team no one is quite sure about defensively.

Newcastle to win, 2-1.

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Liverpool team news

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Liverpool have Trent Alexander-Arnold fit for today’s game after he appeared to be substituted with an injury issue during last weekend’s lively come-from-behind win over Bournemouth at Anfield.

However, centre-back Ibrahima Konate is a doubt with a knock, while midfield pair Thiago Alcantara and Curtis Jones will return to full team training on Monday.

Jurgen Klopp has said that playing with 10 men for more than half an hour against Bournemouth after Alexis Mac Allister’s red card on his Anfield debut led to his players suffering from extra fatigue, though the Argentine World Cup winner is at least available today after his sending off for a foul on Ryan Christie was subsequently overturned on appeal.

New signing from Stuttgart Wataru Endo will be pushing for his maiden Reds start on Tyneside, with Mohamed Salah also set to keep his place in attack despite the latest rumours over a big-money move to Saudi Arabia. More on that to come in a moment!

Predicted XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Mac Allister, Endo, Szoboszlai; Salah, Jota, Diaz


Newcastle team news

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Newcastle have received a fitness boost over Joelinton as they try to improve their woeful recent record against Liverpool.

The Brazilian international picked up a minor knock in last weekend’s defeat by Manchester City, but he is fit to play today despite missing some training this week.

New signing from Chelsea Lewis Hall could also be involved in some capacity this afternoon, though manager Eddie Howe has said that he needs time to settle in.

Joe Willock is still out but is said to be making good progress in his recovery from a hamstring injury, with Emil Krafth also remaining in the treatment room.

Javier Manquillo is back training after going abroad recently to seek treatment for an injury of his own, though he could well exit Newcastle before the transfer deadline this week.

Predicted XI: Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Tonali, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Isak, Gordon

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Where to watch Newcastle vs Liverpool

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TV channel: In the UK, today’s game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HDR. Coverage starts at 4pm.

Live stream: Subscribers will be able to access a live stream via the Sky Go app.

Welcome to Newcastle vs Liverpool LIVE coverage

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Hello and welcome to the Evening Standard’s live coverage of Newcastle vs Liverpool in the Premier League.

We should be in for a cracking contest between two heavyweight sides at St James’ Park this afternoon, with both teams eager to lay down a significant early marker in what is sure to be another intense battle for a top-four finish in 2023/24.

Kick-off on Tyneside this afternoon is at 4:30pm BST, so stay tuned for live blow-by-blow updates from the headline fixture of the third weekend of top-flight action in this new campaign.

Before that we’ll have all the pre-match coverage you need, including latest team news, lineups, thoughts from both camps and much more.

This should be a thriller!

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