Newcastle 2 – Liverpool 3
Liverpool survived an almighty scare on Saturday night at St James’ Park.
The Reds left it late to beat the Magpies 3-2. That result put Liverpool back on top of the table.
Man City can retake top spot if they can beat Leicester on Monday night.
Divock Origi, like he was against Everton, was the Liverpool hero with the late winner.
Virgil van Dijk and Mo Salah also found the target for the Reds.
Christian Atsu and Salomon Rondon scored for Newcastle.
Mo Salah & Roberto Firmino injury updates
Mohamed Salah was stretchered off the pitch following a head injury midway through the second-half.
Salah was floored after Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka punched a cross clear in his box.
Mo Salah went off with a head injury 🙏🤕 pic.twitter.com/ysEEQvIgDX
— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 4, 2019
Of course, Salah’s head injury came days after Jan Vertonghen suffered a head injury in the Champions League against Ajax.
The north African star was subbed out the game, leaving many to wonder if he’ll be fit for the Barcelona game at Anfield this midweek.
Mohamed Salah seen walking after suffering head injury at St James’ Park pic.twitter.com/bXwiAvVEWE
— BeanymanSports (@BeanymanSports) May 4, 2019
After the match, Jurgen Klopp gave the following update on his forward:
The doctor had to make a decision and the decision was to take him off the pitch.
When we came in he was sitting in the dressing room watching the game.
He seemed fine, but we have to wait.
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The forecast is far less sunny for Roberto Firmino.
Firmino played no part in the Newcastle game, while Klopp confirmed that the Brazilian has no chance of being fit for Barcelona on Tuesday night. Klopp said:
He will not be ready for Tuesday and the rest [of the season] we will see.
Roberto Firmino will miss Tuesday’s game against Barcelona.
An injury update from the boss. 👇
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 4, 2019
Barcelona & Wolves
For the record, Barcelona will arrive at Anfield 3-nil up from the first-leg.
Liverpool then close out their season with a home match against Wolves.
Wolves are now certain to finish in seventh place. That will qualify them for the Europa League, provided Man City beat Watford in the FA Cup final.
Is @MoSalah‘s season over? 🤕
“He looked upset when he went off, he had his hands over his face.”
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 4, 2019