A late Divock Origi’s goal secured a dramatic 3-2 win for Liverpool against Newcastle United on Saturday to keep the Reds in the race for the Premier League title.
Origi, who replaced the injured Mohamed Salah, grabbed the winner with four minutes remaining. The forward flicked in Xherdan Shaqiri’s cross which went off Jamaal Lascelles to give the Reds a much needed victory.
Liverpool got an early breakthrough in the 13th minute from Virgil van Dijk who powered in a header from a corner to put his side 1-0 up.
Newcastle were back on level terms in the 20th minute thanks to Christian Atsu who hammered in from close range after Salomon Rondon’s shot was blocked.
Liverpool went back in front in the 28th minute as Salah finished off Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross into the corner of the net t0 make it 2-1.
The Jurgen Klopp-led men were pegged back again nine minutes into the second half with Salomon Rondon hammering in a loose ball to bring score to 2-2.
In the 73rd minute, Salah was replaced following a collision with Newcastle keeper, Martin Dubravka.
When all hope seemed lost, Origi was the man for the Reds as he stepped up to save his side’s title aspiration.
Liverpool move back to the top of the log on 94 points, just two points above second placed Manchester City.
City will host Leicester City on Monday night and must win to stand a chance of retaining their Premier League title.