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Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah scores two as Liverpool beat Newcastle United 4-2
On January 1, 2024, Mohamed Salah scored two goals as Liverpool secured a 4-2 victory over Newcastle United in a rain-drenched Premier League game at Anfield, placing them three points ahead at the top of the standings.
Juergen Klopp’s team, previously level with Aston Villa on points, now have 45 from 20 games, with Villa at 42 points and Manchester City at 40, having played one less game. Meanwhile, Newcastle occupies the ninth position with 29 points.
The 31-year-old Salah, with 150 Premier League goals for Liverpool, equaled City’s Erling Haaland as joint top scorers with 14 goals. He is also joint top on assists with Villa’s Ollie Watkins with eight. Despite missing a penalty in the first half, Salah changed his boots at halftime, which seemed to improve his performance, leading to two crucial goals.
Liverpool dominated the game, with Salah breaking the deadlock in the 49th minute, only for Newcastle’s Alexander Isak to score against the run of play five minutes later. However, goals from Curtis Jones and Cody Gakpo put Liverpool back in the lead, with Sven Botman pulling one back for Newcastle before Salah sealed the win with a penalty in the 86th minute.
Liverpool’s Early Chances
Liverpool had 18 shots in the first half compared to Newcastle’s one, displaying their dominance from the start. Despite early missed opportunities, Liverpool managed to finally find the net after the break, securing a well-deserved victory.
After the game, Salah emphasized the importance of staying calm and winning every game, expressing his determination to leave for the national team with a strong performance.