Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo scored as Liverpool closed the hole on fourth to 6 factors with a 2-0 win over 10-player Newcastle at St James’ Park on Saturday Night time Soccer.
Liverpool had been put beneath the cosh by the hosts early on however shortly went 2-0 up in opposition to the run of play with targets from Nunez and Gakpo earlier than Newcastle goalkeeper Nick Pope was despatched off for denying a goalscoring alternative with a handball exterior his field. The England worldwide will now miss subsequent Sunday’s Carabao Cup ultimate.
Undeterred by going a participant down, Newcastle continued to look probably the most harmful as Alisson stored out Allan Saint-Maximin’s left-foot strike with some assist from the bar earlier than Dan Burn and Fabian Schar missed gilt-edged possibilities with their heads from set-pieces both aspect of the break.
Liverpool can now transfer to inside three factors of fourth-placed Newcastle in the event that they win their recreation in hand, with the Magpies winless of their final three league video games. Each side suffered accidents with Nunez and Joelinton going off within the second half after selecting up knocks.
Extra to observe…
Newcastle’s subsequent recreation is their assembly with Manchester United within the Carabao Cup ultimate – with the Magpies one recreation away from lifting their first main trophy in 68 years – on Sunday February 26, stay on Sky Sports activities; kick-off 4.30pm.
Eddie Howe’s aspect then return to Premier League motion at Manchester Metropolis on Saturday March 4; kick-off 12.30pm.
Liverpool’s consideration now turns to the Champions League, with Actual Madrid visiting Anfield for the primary leg of their last-16 tie on Tuesday; kick-off 8pm.
Jurgen Klopp’s aspect are then again to work within the Premier League on Saturday with a visit to Crystal Palace, stay on Sky Sports activities; kick-off 7.45pm.