Liverpool responded well to a Newcastle first-half goal to grab a vital three point in the English Premier League.
Newcastle had opened a lead against Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday night, netting a 38 minutes goal in the first half to unsettle the Reds.
Liverpool, however, equalized and eventually won the game, lifting the manager, Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Naija News understands that new £60m striker, Alexander Isak scored Newcastle’s goal before half-time. Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino, however, renewed the Reds’ hope with his third goal of the season to equalise at Anfield.
Liverpool was on the verge of recording its second defeat in the league when Fabio Carvalho‘s extra effort gave the home side all three points with a 98th-minute goal.
The English Premier League match ended 2-1 in favour of Liverpool and Klopp was grateful after all.
The German manager named youngster, Harvey Elliott as ‘the best player on the pitch during the dramatic victory.
Naija News understands that the referee added 5 minutes of stoppage time but waited until the 99th, after Liverpool had gotten the win, to end the game.
The development had generated a barrage of reactions on and off social media.
Reacting to the win, Klopp said: “This is the best way to win a football game. I think that we scored after 90+8 is the perfect response. I’m really happy about that.”
Giving his remark on Elliott and Carvalho, Klopp added: “Harvey was the best player on the pitch, without a shadow of a doubt. It was nice to see him pick up from where he was before the bad injury.
“Fabio, what a boy. What a player. I am pretty sure he will want to have that feeling more often and I am pretty sure if he keeps working, he will have it more.”
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