Salah, Mane On Target As Liverpool Ease Past Newcastle, Go Second

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With Liverpool vying to cement a second-place finish, here are five things we learned from another trademark home performance from the Reds.

Mohamed Salah's desire for goals was hailed by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp after the Egypt worldwide scored for the seventh consecutive game in all competitions.

Last weekend, they gave up a two-goal lead away to Bournemouth to draw 2-2. His 24th @premierleague goal.

Liverpool are, however, planning long term with those at their disposal and acknowledge that on-field success will help to fend off interest from afar.

Salah is seeking to score in his seventh consecutive league game.

Liverpool finally beat a side managed by Rafa Benitez, and Jurgen Klopp got his first victory over Newcastle United at the fourth attempt.

Jermaine Jenas has been quoted as saying by Chronicle Live that Newcastle United could retain their Premier League status for the 2018-19 campaign.

They now have 60 points, 15 behind leaders Manchester City.

The Newcastle boss, who returns to Anfield tonight, reflected on his Liverpool team of 2008-09 who were Premier League runners-up but did not lift any silverware.

Newcastle United winger, Christian Atsu has shifted his attention on their upcoming game against Southampton after losing 2:0 to Liverpool on Saturday.

The second half started just the way it ended for Klopp's men.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was named as man-of-the-match as he returned to the Liverpool side, as he suggested Liverpool made their latest win look more comfortable that it was.

It was a rare moment of attacking note for Newcastle in the first half, though, and Liverpool were soon back on the front foot with Dejan Lovren drawing a save from Martin Dubravka before seeing his follow-up effort blocked by Mikel Merino from point-blank range.

"I love the goals he's scored, I love his assists".

"If you've got Champions League players, you tell them once".

Newcastle remain deep in the relegation mire following the defeat. If we can keep our attitude at 100% we know we have the quality that can hurt teams.

Islam Slimani, the Algeria forward who has yet to make his debut following a loan move from Leicester at the end of January, will miss at least the next two games after aggravating a thigh problem in training.

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