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

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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.

Substitutes

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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Liverpool legend open to these two Tottenham stars adding an extra-dimension to the attack

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Latest Liverpool transfer news: John Aldridge open to Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min joining Liverpool

Liverpool legend John Aldridge wrote for the Irish Independent and believes the Reds need to add some players to their attack.

The Reds were excellent last season and capped off the campaign by winning the Champions League.

Son Heung-min

Our attack was stretched a little with Roberto Firmino’s injury late in the season but Divock Origi scored some crucial goals for us. Aldridge believes that the Reds have to bolster the attack and a quality centre-forward could add an “extra dimension” to the side.

The former Red named a couple of Tottenham players and wondered if we could pry them from our rivals (h/t Liverpool Echo):

“So I wonder whether Lucas Moura could be prised away from Tottenham, as he had to be a little bemused to be left out of their Champions League final starting line-up after he scored a fantastic hat-trick in the semi-final against Ajax.

“Moura is a tricky forward who could slot into the team if any of the front three were out and the same could be said of his team-mate Son Heung-min, although I would be surprised if Spurs allowed the South Korean to leave after his outstanding season.”

Aldridge backed Jurgen Klopp and his team to possibly have an ace up the sleeve and sign a quality striker in the summer.

Wilfried Zaha

The former Red threw Wilfried Zaha’s name in the mix and claimed that Klopp could take the Ivorian to another level (h/t Liverpool Echo).

Son would be a great addition to the Reds

Son is one of the best in the Premier League and can play in the wide positions or as an attacking midfielder.

Moura might have done the magic for Spurs against Ajax, however, Son is more consistent and will improve in the coming seasons.

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It would be a miracle if we could steal the South Korean from Tottenham, but we should be in the market for a striker after seeing Daniel Sturridge leave in the summer.

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Liverpool willing to send 22-year-old starlet on loan to Premier League clubs

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Liverpool FC transfer news: Reds willing to send Harry Wilson on loan to Premier League sides

The Birmingham Mail reports that Liverpool will allow young winger Harry Wilson to join Premier League clubs on loan next season.

The 22-year-old was excellent for Derby as they reached the Championship play-off final, but he could not get them over the line.

Harry Wilson

Harry Wilson

The Welsh attacker racked up 16 goals and four assists for the Rams, and the report claims that this would be a blow for several Championship clubs interested in Wilson.

Derby and Leeds were interested in the 22-year-old, according to the report, but Premier League club Wolves are also keeping tabs on the attacker.

The Reds could sell Wilson for a fee of £20m while Wolves and other suitors could be interested in a loan deal for the Welshman (h/t Birmingham Mail).

Liverpool to finalise Wilson’s fate soon

The report claims that any decision on Wilson’s future depends on his performances in pre-season.

Harry Wilson Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp wants to take a close look at the 22-year-old in the summer as the Welshman tries to break into the Liverpool first-team.

Liverpool could do with cover for Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane out wide, and Wilson was in the form of his life last season.

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The 22-year-old could be an important player for us next season, however, he still has to improve a lot before being considered a starter at Liverpool.

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Liverpool talisman decides against £150million exit despite interest from European giants

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Liverpool FC transfer news: Mohamed Salah rejects £150million exit from Liverpool

The Mirror claims that Egyptian sensation Mohamed Salah has rejected a move away from Liverpool in the summer. The 27-year-old scored in the Champions League final to help the Reds win their first title under Jurgen Klopp.

Salah also won his second consecutive Golden Boot after ending the Premier League campaign as one of the top scorers.

The report claims that Real Madrid and Juventus were lining up £150million bids for the forward, and the Egyptian has been tempted by the two European giants.

However, the report claims that Salah feels it is not the right time to leave Anfield, given our Champions League exploits.

Sadio Mane is another player who has been enquired about, but the report claims that the Senegal star is in no mood to leave either.

The pair want to win the Premier League for the Reds and break that duck next season, and Salah will revisit his situation at the end of the next season (h/t Mirror).

No reason to leave Liverpool at all

There isn’t any reason why a player would want to leave the Reds at the moment.

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Jurgen Klopp lifts the Champions League trophy

We play great football under Klopp, we have been on the up ever since he arrived and seem set to challenge for more trophies next season.

We have seen Philippe Coutinho struggle after his big move to Barcelona, while Real and Juve are in a transition period.

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Liverpool are more stable than the other clubs, and another trophy or two next season should keep everyone on board.

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