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Trent gets 8.5/10, Robertson gets 8/10 – Liverpool player ratings from 3-2 win over Newcastle United



Newcastle vs Liverpool ratings: Liverpool player ratings

Liverpool left it late to get three points against Newcastle United at St. James’ Park by winning the game 3-2.

The Reds knew that only a win would take the Premier League title race to the final day, and they got the result via a late goal.

Newcastle were never going to make it easy for us but the Reds started the game well. Virgil van Dijk gave us the lead in the first half as he nodded in a Trent Alexander-Arnold corner.

Liverpool players celebrate win over Newcastle

The Magpies then equalised via Christian Atsu. Trent was a little lucky as he handled the ball on the line and the Newcastle winger knocked in the rebound.

The Liverpool defender could have been off had Atsu missed the chance. Trent then provided a beautiful cross for Mohamed Salah, who volleyed the ball into the net to give us the lead.

The second half also started with Newcastle trying to get the equaliser and Salomon Rondon got a deserved goal as he lashed the ball into the net.

Things looked bleak for us as Salah had to go off with a head injury, but there was still one last twist in the tale.

Origi came up with another late goal from a Xherdan Shaqiri cross, and the Reds held on despite eight minutes of stoppage time.

It is up to Manchester City now to reclaim top spot as they face Leicester City on Monday, and Liverpool need to prepare for their Champions League semifinal against Barcelona in midweek.

Liverpool player ratings

Alisson – 6.5/10

The Brazilian could not do much to keep out both Newcastle goals but made some quality saves throughout the game.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 8.5/10

Our defence didn’t look all that great throughout the game, partly due to Newcastle making it difficult for us. Trent was excellent in the attack and should start for us against Barcelona in midweek.

Dejan Lovren – 5.5/10

Lovren came in to replace Matip but didn’t have a great game. The Croatian was troubled by the pace of Atsu and was bullied by Rondon. The defender also had a role to play in both the goals we conceded.

Virgil van Dijk – 8/10

Opened the scoring for the Reds with a trademark header and commanded the defence well when called into action.

Andy Robertson – 8/10

Robertson was constantly bombing up and down the left flank and had some great deliveries, which we could not convert. The Scot also had an important header that stopped a Newcastle goal.

Fabinho – 7.5/10

The Brazilian had to play several roles during the game and ended the game as a centre-back. Fabinho had to shield the back four on his own and won us the free-kick which led to the winner.

Georginio Wijnaldum – 6/10

A return to his former stomping ground did not work out too well as the Dutch midfielder looked a little tired.

Jordan Henderson – 6.5/10

The former Sunderland midfielder was busy in the midfield but didn’t have many telling moments in the game.

Mohamed Salah – 7.5/10

Salah took his chance really well as he gave us a 2-1 lead. The Egyptian was a threat throughout the game, and it was sad seeing him leave after getting clattered by Martin Dubravka.

Daniel Sturridge – 6.5/10

Sturridge did not have a stellar game as he missed a glorious chance to make it 3-1. He got Klopp animated when he wasn’t tracking back and was also at fault for the first goal we conceded.

Sadio Mane – 6.5/10

The Senegal star was a little out of sorts in the game and didn’t trouble the Newcastle goal a lot.


Xherdan Shaqiri – 7/10

Shaqiri came on as an impact sub and did his bit for our title challenge. The Swiss delivered a brilliant free-kick for Origi to score.

Divock Origi – 6.5/10

Origi didn’t have too many minutes to get into the game but he got the telling touch as the Reds scored their third goal. Jamaal Lascelles might have got the final touch but the Liverpool ace won’t care.

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James Milner – NA

Was brought on to provide some composure in the final minutes.

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Klopp wants to keep experienced star at Liverpool despite interest from European giants



Liverpool FC transfer news: Jurgen Klopp does not want to lose Dejan Lovren in the summer

Calciomercato claims that AC Milan will find it difficult to sign Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren.

The Croatian defender recently returned to the Reds for pre-season training, and report claims that the Reds value Lovren at €25million.

The 30-year-old was not a regular starter for us last season due to injuries and the form shown by Joel Matip and Joe Gomez.

Dejan Lovren Mohamed Salah

However, the Croatian is one of the most experienced defenders in the Premier League, and the report adds that Jurgen Klopp admires Lovren’s leadership at the back.

The report claims that this is one reason why Klopp wants to keep Lovren in the team for as long as possible.

Liverpool won’t let Lovren go on the cheap

The report adds that Liverpool are looking to get the complete €25m for Lovren and are not willing to reduce his price.

Milan would have to match the valuation for Liverpool to even consider selling the Croatian (h/t Calciomercato).

The Reds have signed Sepp van den Berg, a young centre-back, in the summer, however, Klopp’s thought process regarding Lovren makes a lot of sense.

The Croatian hasn’t made any noises of wanting to leave and did a decent job in most of his games last season.

Signing a senior defender for the upcoming season would not be easy, and the Croatian has a great relationship with most of the Liverpool players, such as Mohamed Salah.

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Lovren’s experience is certainly great for a young Liverpool team, and it will be interesting to see what our actions are in the summer window.

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“I would say yes”: Klopp opens up on where Liverpool star’s future lies



Latest Liverpool transfer news: Klopp claims Mignolet’s future is with Reds

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Simon Mignolet would be staying despite the keeper being unsure about his playing time at the club (h/t Daily Mail).

Alisson was signed last summer, and the Brazilian has been excellent with the Reds.

The keeper won the Golden Glove in the Champions League and the Premier League, and won the Copa America this summer.

Simon Mignolet in action

Alisson was also the Man of the Match in our 2-0 win over Tottenham in the Champions League final.

However, Klopp was certain that Mignolet would stay, and praised his professionalism last season (h/t Daily Mail):

“Yes, (it’s) how I’ve heard.

“I’ve had a lot of conversations in the last couple of years, months – not weeks. Before we left (for the summer break) we had talk. I would say yes (he stays).”

Simon Mignolet
Simon Mignolet

Klopp added that the Reds need quality players in all positions, and that was the situation with our goalkeepers:

“At a club like Liverpool you need two number ones in the club and we have that with Ali and Simon.

“It’s a good situation for the club and a situation you should have and that’s why everything is fine from my point of view.”

Mignolet needs more games at Liverpool

The Belgian only played two games for the first-team last season, with those appearances coming in the domestic cups.

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Mignolet needs to play regularly as he is in the prime of his goalkeeping career, and the Reds should offer him the same next season.

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The Reds are in additional competitions this season, and it will be interesting to see how things develop with the Belgian.

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Liverpool turn to veteran keeper to solve current injury crisis



Liverpool FC transfer news: Reds move for Andy Lonergan to solve keeper issue

The Liverpool Echo reports that the Reds have moved for former Preston North End goalkeeper Andy Lonergan to solve their problems between the sticks.

The report claims that Jurgen Klopp has brought in the 35-year-old keeper who last played for Middlesbrough.

Lonergan is set to travel to the US for our tour of North America, according to the report, as Simon Mignolet is the only fit senior keeper Liverpool have.

Andy Lonergan

Alisson is away on a break after winning the Copa America while the Reds have seen two young keepers pick up injuries.

Caoimhin Kelleher is out with a wrist injury, Vitezslav Jaros injured his ankle ligaments while Kamil Grabara is yet to report for duty after his U21 Euro exploits with Poland.

Mignolet had to play almost the entirety of our pre-season friendly against Bradford with Dan Atherton being given a few minutes last night.

Lonergan not signing a deal with Liverpool

The report adds that the 35-year-old keeper will not sign a contract with Liverpool, and is unlikely to play in the US games.

Simon Mignolet in action

Liverpool play Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund and Sporting Lisbon in this part of the pre-season tour.

Lonergan is a well-travelled keeper, with stints at Rochdale, Leeds United, Bolton Wanderers and Wolves.

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Liverpool have won both of their pre-season games so far, and their first clash of the season is against Norwich on 9th August.

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