Liverpool defeated Newcastle, after a late crucial goal 3-2 in Premier League on Sunday keeping their title hopes intact, as Newcastle coach’s Rafael Benitez took pride in taking his former club to the limit.
After spells at Inter Milan, Chelsea, Napoli and Real Madrid, Benitez was brought in to save Newcastle from relegation in March last year.
The result gives Liverpool a temporary 2 point lead over Manchester City but Pep Guardiola’s team have two games remaining, including Monday’s home match with Leicester City, while Liverpool have just one.
Virgil Van Dijk headed Liverpool in front in the 13th minute, but seven minutes later Newcastle drew level through Christian Atsu. Liverpool regained their lead in the 28th minute when Mohamed Salah making good work of Daniel Sturridge’s back heel.
Newcastle came in confidently over the second half as they leveled the scoring when Liverpool failed to clear a corner and Salomon Rondon’s brilliant fierce left foot drive beat the helpless Alisson Becker to make it 2-2.
But with Salah carried off on a stretcher with a head injury and Juergen Klopp’s side facing a massive blow to their title hopes, Origi rose at the near post to head in a Xherdan Shaqiri free-kick giving Liverpool the win