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Mane and Firmino get 9/10 – Liverpool player ratings from the 3-1 win over Newcastle United



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Liverpool vs Newcastle ratings: Liverpool player ratings

Liverpool continued their winning start to the season after defeating Newcastle 3-1 at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp brought in a few changes, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Divock Origi getting starts.

Liverpool players celebrate

The Reds have a tough Champions League encounter in midweek and started this game on the wrong foot as Jetro Willems scored early on.

That seemed to wake us up, with Andy Robertson doing well to find Sadio Mane. The Senegal star lashed in the equaliser.

Mane then capitalised on a mistake by the Newcastle goalkeeper to give us the lead. Roberto Firmino had come on before half-time as Divock Origi picked up an injury, and the Brazilian was excellent in the second half.

Firmino set up Mohamed Salah for the third goal of the game and the Brazilian created a lot of chances for the side. Liverpool dominated the game after going behind and they were of good value for all three points against the Magpies.

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Liverpool player ratings

Adrian – 7.5/10

The Spaniard might have done more to stop the goal scored by the away side but didn’t have much to do after that.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 8/10

Trent might have done better to block Willems’ effort but he was great after the goal and even had a chance to get himself a goal.

Joel Matip – 8/10

No major problems with Matip at the back. The defender was excellent in keeping the Magpies out and should have won a penalty in the first half.

Virgil van Dijk – 8.5/10

The Dutch defender also was barely troubled by the Newcastle attack and even had a few headers at the opposition goal.

Andy Robertson – 8.5/10

Robertson played a huge role in our equaliser as he set up Mane, and this was possibly his best game of the season.

Georginio Wijnaldum – 7.5/10

Wijnaldum had one great effort which he took on the volley but missed the target. The Dutch midfielder did his regular bit for the Reds.

Fabinho – 8/10

Another solid display from Fabinho as he got into some meaty challenges and even created a few chances for the home side.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 7.5/10

The Ox still needs more first-team minutes as the rust was showing, but he did look good in patches and even had a couple of efforts on goal.

Mohamed Salah – 8.5/10

The Egyptian got his goal late on but was passing the ball around for fun as he tried to get his mates through on goal.

Sadio Mane – 9/10

Mane came up with the goods when we needed it and it was a shame he couldn’t get his hat-trick. The Senegal star’s opener was a typical curling shot while his second was due to his tenacity.

Divock Origi – 5/10

The Belgian was unfortunate to leave after picking up a knock early on in the game.


Roberto Firmino – 9/10

Firmino came on in the first half but he was in brilliant form as his tricks and flicks caused havoc in the final third. The Brazilian didn’t score but he was possibly the best player on the pitch.

James Milner – 7/10

The Englishman came on to replace the Ox and kept things going.

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Xherdan Shaqiri – NA

Got a few minutes at the end of the game.

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Liverpool dealt blow by rivals in hopes of signing 26-goal teenage forward



Erling Haaland

Liverpool dealt Manchester United blow in Erling Haaland chase

Erling Haaland has been in brilliant form for RB Salzburg this season.

The 19-year-old striker has already scored 26 goals for the Austrians in all competitions this season.

Haaland has even scored in each Champions League game this season and has seven goals in the competition already.

Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland scored against the Reds this season in the Champions League (Image credit: Getty)

The youngster’s form has attracted the attention of several top clubs, and Liverpool have been linked with the teen (h/t Mirror).

The Mirror adds that Manchester United are also interested in the 19-year-old, and the Red Devils seem to be in the lead.

Dagbladet (h/t Sky Sports) claims that our rivals are the favourites to land the forward.

Haaland was also managed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Molde, and it will be interesting to see where the Norwegian can end up.

Liverpool have a great attacking unit

Our first-choice front three have done a great job over the past two years, and they have continued in the same vein of form this time too.

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were on target in the win over Manchester City while Roberto Firmino does a lot of the running and hard work.

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Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino celebrate at Sheffield United (Image credit: Getty)

Haaland could fit into our side but would possibly have to spend time on the bench too. The Reds have other attacking options too, but we could do with more competition for Salah and Mane.

Moving to United would be a bit of a risk given that they aren’t in great form. The Red Devils are outside the top four currently, and have struggled for consistency under Solskjaer.

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Liverpool, on the other hand, lead the league and are in a great position to qualify from their Champions League group.

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Bundesliga star would have to accept back-up role at Liverpool ahead of possible January move



timo Werner

Timo Werner would have to accept back-up role should he join Liverpool

Liverpool are interested in a January deal for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, according to Bleacher Report (h/t Daily Star).

The German has been in great touch for Leipzig this season and the Reds want to sign a new forward in the winter window (h/t Daily Star).

The 23-year-old has 15 goals for Leipzig this season, but the youngster would have to be back-up if he were to join us.

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Timo Werner joined Leipzig from Stuttgart (Image credit: Bongarts)

The report claims that Werner would be behind the attacking trio of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah at the club.

Werner recently signed a new deal with the Bundesliga giants and is contracted with them till 2023.

Liverpool to make a big move in January?

The Reds don’t normally make big moves in January under Jurgen Klopp.

Virgil van Dijk is the only big player we signed during the winter window under the German, and it will be interesting to see if we make any moves in a couple of months.

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Jurgen Klopp and Virgil van Dijk after the 1-1 draw against Manchester United (Image credit: Getty)

The Reds are in a strong position in the Premier League and a few additions could keep us at the top of the table till the end of the season.

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Salah and Mane have done a great job in leading the attack, but Werner would provide a lot of competition for places too.

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Liverpool could renew interest in Italian star after falling out with club president



Lorenzo Insigne

Liverpool could renew interested in Lorenzo Insigne after Napoli developments

Trouble is brewing at Napoli as several players could be sold by Aurelio De Laurentiis, according to the Daily Mail (h/t Liverpool Echo).

Napoli’s stars refused to join a training camp organised by the president after their draw with RB Salzburg in the Champions League (h/t Liverpool Echo).

As a result, De Laurentiis could cut his losses in January and sell several players (h/t Liverpool Echo).

Lorenzo Insigne
Lorenzo Insigne is one of the top players in the Serie A (Image credit: Getty)

Lorenzo Insigne is now being linked with Liverpool, and the report adds that the Reds would be interested if he becomes available.

The 28-year-old hasn’t been in great scoring form with just four goals and five assists this season.

Napoli are also winless in their last five games and lie 13 points behind Serie A leaders Juventus.

The Italian normally operates on the left wing but can play as a central attacking midfielder too.

Liverpool to add another forward in January?

The Reds have one of the best attacks in the Premier League. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane sharing the Golden Boot last season while Roberto Firmino does a lot of hard work too.

Salah won the Boot in his debut season with the Reds, but there are some injury concerns at the moment.

The Egyptian will not feature during the international break and it will be interesting to see when he returns.

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Lorenzo Insigne is a regular for the Italy national side (Image credit: Getty)

The Reds are leading the Premier League, but injuries could derail our campaign

Divock Origi, Xherdan Shaqiri and Rhian Brewster could fill in for Salah or Mane.

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However, Shaqiri has been injured for most of the campaign while Brewster needs more time to develop.

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