Liverpool 2 – Newcastle United 0
The race to finish second in the Premier League is heating up.
Tottenham beat Huddersfield Town 2-0 at Wembley earlier on Saturday, while Liverpool kept up their ambitions with a win over Newcastle at Anfield.
Rafa Benitez had a rough return back to Liverpool as Newcastle never looked capable of winning the game.
Mohamed Salah joined Harry Kane on 24 Premier League goals when he broke the deadlock against the Magpies in the first half.
Salah’s goal took him on 32 for the season; that’s more than Luis Suarez ever scored in a single campaign for the Reds.
Sadio Mane killed the game in the second half from a Roberto Firmino assist.
Sadio Mane’s Roberto Firmino copycat move
After Mane found the back of the Newcastle net, the Senegalese forward celebrated by copying one of Roberto Firmino’s signature moves.
Mane bowed to the Liverpool crowd in celebration of the goal.
Mane’s tribute to Firmino was spotted by loads of Liverpool fans on social media. That’s because it’s becoming a trend to see Mane honour his Brazilian buddy when it comes to goal celebrations.
Sadio Mané doing the Firmino celebration. I love this club so much 😂♥️ pic.twitter.com/VzlFYYlZXT
— Daniel A' (@DannLFCTR) March 3, 2018
Mané copying Firmino’s celebration again. I absolutely love him so much.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) March 3, 2018
Another Sadio Mane goal, another Roberto Firmino celebration copy. You cannot ask for more.
— Dharma Bhagalia (@Kloppholic) March 3, 2018
— Mr Roberts (@_TheBoss) March 3, 2018
— Football Mine (@Football_Mine) February 16, 2018
Salah, Mane and Firmino 🔓🔥🔥🔥❤️ pic.twitter.com/cNTZzVrLTk
— Klopp's daughter 👓 (@Londi_k) February 24, 2018