Liverpool set a new Premier League record after winning 3 – 1 against Newcastle in the fifth round.
The win against Newcastle also helped Liverpool set a new record in the history of the Premier League when it became the first team to have 14 consecutive wins and score at least 2 goals per game. Liverpool have scored a total of 40 goals, conceding only 11 goals and keeping clean sheets 5 times in this series.
Newcastle drew and lost at Anfield in the Premier League, since the 2-0 win in April 1994. But four points were won from the last two rounds, including the 1-0 victory at the big Tottenham team in the third round, more or less confident when Steve Bruce’s teachers and students entered the match early in the fifth round.
That belief was reinforced with the opening goal in the seventh minute in a quick counterattack. Liverpool reacted somewhat slowly after the goal. Klopp’s pupils often kept the ball above 75%, but they did not have enough sharp coordination to be dangerous. Newcastle kicked 5-4-1 and defended very solidly with the midfield playing deep.
It was not until the middle of the first half that Liverpool was pushed back, with the speed ball on the wings of Alexander-Arnold – Robertson. And the one that gave them a 1-1 goal.
Removing the psychological burden, Liverpool constantly caused waves towards the opponent. The pain of Origi, having to take a break to make room for Firmino – the striker was kept by Klopp for the Champions League midweek – from the 37th minute made the hosts more dangerous. Just three minutes after entering the field, the Brazilian striker immediately made a mark, with a dispute of stealing the ball from near the center of the field, and then poking Mane. The goalkeeper Dubravka rushed out, but could not break the ball and the Senegalese striker easily put the ball into the empty net.
After Wijnaldum, Arrnold, Firmino, Robertson and Van Dijk took turns kicking out, denied by the goalkeeper and Newcastle defender, Liverpool also succeeded in widening the gap.
Liverpool have three more points to stay at the top of the table. They also extended the winning streak in the Premier League to 14 games, the unbeaten circuit at home in the Premier League to 42 games. The 3-1 victory over Newcastle is also the 22nd consecutive unbeaten match of Jurgen Klopp. These are meaningful spiritual stepping stones for Liverpool before they start the campaign to protect the throne in the Champions League with a trip on Napoli at Wednesday September 18.