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Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle: Reds grind out win as Mo Salah equals Premier League record

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Liverpool recorded their sixth successive Premier League win to stay within a point of leaders Manchester City at the top of the table, coming from behind to beat Newcastle United 3-1.

The Reds were without Virgil van Dijk for the match, one three home players to test positive for Covid-19 as football once again descends into chaos with a flood of outbreaks and postponements.

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Liverpool came from behind to win their sixth Premier League match in a row thanks to goals from Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold

Liverpool recorded their sixth successive Premier League win to stay within a point of leaders Manchester City at the top of the table, coming from behind to beat Newcastle United 3-1.

The Reds were without Virgil van Dijk for the match, one three home players to test positive for Covid-19 as football once again descends into chaos with a flood of outbreaks and postponements.

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Jonjo Shelvey gave Newcastle a shock early lead, firing in from long range and sending the Toon Army wild, as Eddie Howe’s side stunned Anfield.

But their delirium was short-lived as Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah scored within four minutes of each other to give Liverpool the lead, resulting in their 2,000th English top-flight win.

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Jurgen Klopp’s men were made to work and constantly frustrated by a resolute Magpies back line, but Trent Alexander-Arnold’s rocket made sure the hosts capitalised on title rivals Chelsea slipping up.

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