When Liverpool and Newcastle United clash, a goal-fest often ensues. This was the case when the two sides met last season after Divock Origi’s late winner secured the vital three points in the title race.
Over the years there have been some crackers scored by the six-time European Champions against Newcastle.
The two titans from the North and Northeast meet once again this weekend at Anfield.
In no particular order, let’s take a look at the Reds’ best goals against the Toon Army.
#1 Steven Gerrard – November 2007 vs Newcastle (A) –
Hard-hitting, goal busting, Steven Gerrard has a knack for scoring against the Magpies. But arguably one of his best goals came in 2007.
Fernando Torres had just been bundled over by Turkish international Emre Belözoğlu 30-yards from goal, much to the latter’s disgust.
Lucas Leiva stood over the set-piece with the No. 8 lining up where he was looking to place his strike. As Leiva rolled the ball into space, an army of black and white shirts charged at the England international – something that can only be likened to a scene from Game of Thrones.
The Liverpool skipper stepped up as the St James’ Park faithful jeered and in true ‘Stevie G’ style unleashed a right-footed thunderbolt which arrowed into the roof of the net, roaring past the outstretched right arm of Shay Given.
He wheeled away arms aloft as the boos intensified.
#2 Philippe Coutinho – October 2017 vs Newcastle (A) –
Liverpool’s Brazilian magician became renowned for his long-distance shots as his Anfield career progressed.
His wondergoal reputation struck fear into the opposition week-in, week-out. The late kick off on a Saturday in October, 2017 at St James’ Park was no different.
The Reds had hit an early season speed bump and faced a tough trip to Tyneside on the back of one in in their previous six games.
They started slowly, but the little Brazilian was quick to pick up the slack.
Coutinho weaved his way through, dancing past one, cutting onto his right foot and, as Jonjo Shelvey stepped off, he pulled it out of the top drawer, firing a superb curling effort from 25-yards into the top left corner.
#3 Dejan Lovren – December 2018 – vs Newcastle (H)
I bet you didn’t expect the Croat to be in this list; however, if you cast your minds back to Boxing Day 2018, you may remember how the Reds started the dismantling of their former manager’s side.
Rafael Benitez returned to Anfield with his Newcastle side standing in the way of the Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane destruction path.
Many teams failed to stop the trio from wreaking havoc as the Reds sailed to the top of Premier League at Christmas.
Xherdan Shaqiri’s quickly taken short corner was initially too quick for Lovren and his central defensive partner, Virgil van Dijk, both entering the attacking fray late.
The Swiss international’s delivery was only partially cleared by Jamal Lascelles, falling to the Croatian, who struck a crisp half volley that many in the Kop behind Martin Dúbravka’s goal expected to end up in the stand.
Instead, his effort rifled into the roof of the net, starting off what would be, a dominant Liverpool performance.
Honourable mention to Xabi Alonso and the goal from his own half. His memorable goal sadly had to make way for these three stunning strikes.
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