Cheryl Kahla
Deputy Online News Editor
2 minute read
30 Apr 2022
5:21 pm

Liverpool vs Newcastle: Reds pressure Man City as Keita grabs 3 points

Cheryl Kahla

Liverpool moved two points ahead of Man City with Keita's goal 19 minutes in.

Naby Keita's goal at 19 minutes. Photo: Liverpool

The Reds kept the pressure on Manchester City in the Liverpool vs Newcastle Premier League clash at St James’ Park on Saturday, 30 April.

Liverpool vs Newcastle

Keita secures 1-0 victory

Today’s 1-0 victory – thanks to Naby Keita’s solitary goal – guarantees Liverpool at least second place in the Premier League this season.

A sea of red gathered at St James’ park and witnessed Newcastle’s confident start, playing it long in an attempt to get behind Liverpool’s defence.

Spectators could be heard singing, “I’m so glad that Jurgen is a Red” from the stadium.

Watch: ‘I’m so glad that Jurgen is a Red’

Keita scored a goal 19 minutes in, which moved the Reds ahead of Man City by two points. However, City can retake their position if they beat Leeds United later today.

Remaining Premier League matches

Man City

  • 7 May: Newcastle United
  • 11 May: Wolves
  • 15 May: West Ham United
  • 22 May: Aston Villa

Liverpool

  • 7 May: Tottenham
  • 10 May: Aston Villa
  • 17 May: Southhampton
  • 22 May: Wolves

Liverpool club security

It’s all-around a good season for Liverpool. The Reds could make history this year – no team has come as close to being in contention for a quadruple in England.

Fans were already fired up by Jurgen Klopp’s decision on Thursday to extend his contract at Anfield until 2026, saying he was “delighted and humbled” to stay on.

NOW READ: Klopp signs new Liverpool contract until 2026

“There is just so much to love about this place. I knew that before I came here. I got to know it even better after I arrived, and now I know it more than ever before”.

However, Klopp is unsure if his deal will persuade Mohamed Salah to stay, whose contract expires next year.

With Klopp staying on, there is, however, an additional level of security within the club.

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