Mohamed Salah netted for the seventh successive match to continue a remarkable scoring spree which is the best in Europe as Liverpool comfortably beat Newcastle 2-0.
The Egypt international’s 32nd of the campaign – the same number the Magpies have managed in all competitions this season – was the 26th competitive club match he has scored in, eclipsing the likes of Paris St Germain’s Edinson Cavani (24) and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (20) in the big five leagues.
Sadio Mane’s fifth in his last three matches came after the move of the night with a series of quick interchanges culminating in Roberto Firmino’s brilliantly-threaded pass through a seemingly impenetrable forest of legs.
Tweet of the match
Star man – Mohamed Salah
Moment of the match
The second goal. Mane featured in the slick build-up as well as providing the finish, while Firmino’s contribution to the 55th-minute move was simply delightful.
Mane’s goal was the 200th Liverpool have scored in the Premier League under Jurgen Klopp.
Newcastle: Martin Dubravka 6, DeAndre Yedlin 6, Jamaal Lascelles 6, Florian Lejeune 6, Paul Dummett 6, Jacob Murphy 6, Mohamed Diame 6, Mikel Merino 5, Kenedy 5, Christian Atsu 5, Dwight Gayle 5. Substitutes: Joselu (for Gayle, 66) 5, Isaac Hayden (for Merino, 73) 5, Ayoze Perez (for Murphy, 84) 5.
Who’s up next?
Liverpool v Porto (Champions League, March 6)
Newcastle v Southampton (Premier League, March 10)