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Summary

  1. Skrtel diverts Wijnaldum cross into own net
  2. Wijnaldum adds late second from Sissoko pass
  3. Newcastle only in bottom three on goal difference
  4. Klopp suffers second loss as Liverpool boss

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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Righto, that's enough from us for one day then. We shall see you all back here on Monday to wrap up the Premier League weekend. See you there!

FA Cup highlights

There was plenty of drama to be had in the FA Cup this afternoon, and a brilliant celebration to boot from the Whitehawk boys.

Missed out? Catch up on the highlights here.

'I hope people did something better with their Sunday'

Newcastle 2-0 Liverpool

Liverpool

Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on Match of the Day: "I think we deserved a point maybe but not more because we didn’t play well enough.

"I like to play the dirty points too – it's no problem. If Alberto’s goal was given it was 1-1 then the game can change. Until then we didn’t play as well as we like to.

"I have to watch the game again. We were not really in the game. We were not aggressive enough or close enough. There were good moments for pressing but we didn't do it.

Asked about pundits talking up Liverpool's title credentials: "I’m sorry if someone is disappointed. Maybe someone is laughing at this. We’re not part of this discussion. I hope some people did something better on this Sunday than watching this game.

"We have to react and learn. I'm sure the lads will do it."

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Tom Gardner: Those post-match comments from Klopp show how you lose with dignity. Classy guy. Mourinho would do well to take note.

Belete Eshetea: One day you're a title contender, the next you've no chance to finish in the top four. Welcome to the Premier League Mr. Klopp

The keystone

Newcastle 2-0 Liverpool

Georginio Wijnaldum has now been involved in 56% of Newcastle's Premier League goals this season (9/16), only Watford's Odion Ighalo (65%) has scored or assisted a higher share of his team’s goals.

Has the penny dropped?

Newcastle 2-0 Liverpool

Newcastle United

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McClaren
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Newcastle boss Steve McClaren on Sky Sports: "You have to work and you have to work really hard – crawl back into the dressing room. We have to maintain that. We grew into the game, you could see our lack of confidence at the start. But I thought we deserved to win.

"The players care and there is desire – you saw that today. What we’ve been through they will learn from that.

"We said at half-time, even the supporters are gradually growing into the game.

"There’s always a plan, when you lose the plan goes wrong. We talked about the workrate, we kept compact and when you keep your discipline you get results.

"We’ve come to this position about three times when you think the penny has dropped. And again you’d like to say this is the beginning. For 24 hours we will enjoy it and get back to work."

So Nacho

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Want to see Arsenal's left-back chipping a satsuma into his fridge? Sure you do:

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'The harder you work the luckier you get'

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Newcastle manager Steve McClaren on Match of the Day:"It's absolutely huge, absolutely massive. Once or twice we've taken ourselves to the brink of crisis and clawed our way back and that's what we've done today.

"We worked hard, it is so tough to get a result in this league. We've crawled off the field, we've put in so much effort. That's what we need every week.

"The harder you work the luckier you get. Everything evens itself out and it's about time we had some decisions." 

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How often do Liverpool, Man Utd, Man City and Chelsea not score on the same weekend?

Gary, Birmingham.

It's a yes and no from me... Yes, the Premier League is the best for entertainment, drama and competition between all teams (except for THAT Derby team...), but is it the best for quality? No. Poor defending appears to be a Premier League epidemic and that is the biggest difference between the top Premier League teams and Europe's elite.

Lee, Gloucester

Jurgen Klopp's charisma hasn't deserted him after a defeat. An engaging, entertaining set of interviews.

Steve McClaren says he needs his players to 'crawl back' into the changing rooms at the end of games. That's how much effort he needs from them.

'You need dirty points'

Newcastle 2-0 Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: "With the situation Newcastle are in and the situation we are in, you have to say they deserved the win. I couldn't see that we should have won, we were not good enough today. I don't know why. I have to see it again and know more about it but it was hard work. It should not be this hard. We could do better. We should play much more football, our pressing was not good. We were not compact - there was a lot of things we did not do well."

On Moreno strike being ruled out for offside: "He [the linesman] would say that he should see it, it was pretty clear I think. Maybe we deserved a point, sometimes you need dirty points. But if one team deserved to win it was Newcastle. 

"A few days ago we were were brilliant, today we were no good. That's the way it can go."

'Sometimes you need a bit of luck'

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Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates
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Newcastle goalscorer Georginio Wijnaldum: “It’s a really big result because we’ve had a few poor weeks. We reacted well today. We played as a team. It was difficult for Liverpool to create chances. We learned from the last two weeks where the performance was not good.

"When you play at home you want the fans behind you and you must give them something back.

"Sometimes you need luck to score a goal. The first bit of luck was the ball staying at my feet. After that I shoot. He touched it - I still think it’s my goal because I’ve shot on goal.

"It’s always important and good if you win games because it will give you confidence. We must know we won’t win games easily. We must fight like we did today."

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Mark Savile: Shame the linesman got Moreno's goal wrong but Liverpool were uninspiring. Shame since could have gained ground on top 4

Kyle: Brilliant win from Newcastle and a deserved one to for the team performance though we were lucky with Moreno's goal

Hassan: It's not a LFC policy to blame poor results because of injury or suspension, but to be honest we really miss Coutinho & Emre Can

Movin' on up?

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Strong upwards movement from Bournemouth and now Newcastle this weekend. Even Villa got a point. 

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'My goal!'

Newcastle 2-0 Liverpool

Georginio Wijnaldum is told that the first goal is an own goal.

"I don't think so," he says.

Yep. Yes it was pal...

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Not saying that Klopp has made a mistake. But Sturridge and Origi on the bench? He'll learn.

Trev from Cheltenham

Such a lifeless display from Liverpool. If this was Rodgers he would be being battered.

David, London.

Tight at the bottom

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They could do indeed Curtis.

That win lifts Newcastle up one place in the table but importantly it is above rivals Sunderland.

They have 13 points now, the same as Norwich and Bournemouth. 

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James Riches: If nothing else, this puts to bed the ridiculous notion that one good win can turn an average team into 'title contenders'

Curtis: Newcastle have a lot to be positive about, with favourable results next weekend, they could go above Chelsea.

FULL-TIME

Newcastle 2-0 Liverpool

All over! Jurgen Klopp advances down the touchline to give Steve McClaren a winning smile and handshake, it's a big night for Steve!

Steve McLaren
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Newcastle 2-0 Liverpool

Wonderfully taken, that second clinching goal. And deserved too. Newcastle were poor in the first half but have offered more than a tired-looking Liverpool today. 

GOAL - Newcastle 2-0 Liverpool

Georginio Wijnaldum (90 mins)

Brilliantly taken! What a great goal on the counter attack to wrap up a massive win for Newcastle.

Moussa Sissoko shakes off Alberto Moreno on the right and it's three-on-three. Sissoko gets his head up to play a cracking pass through, it' a foot race between Georginio Wijnaldum and Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet. The Dutch midfielder wins it and clips over his head with a deft touch. 

Georginio Wijnaldum
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Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

Martin Skrtel is going to run off his neck injury. In the crowd, a topless Geordie in a scarf delights those nearby with a celebratory jig. He must be absolutely freezing...

INJURY TIME

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

There are five minutes added on, and Martin Skrtel is down with a neck injury too. On come the medical staff, we could have more time to come yet.

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

Adam Lallana with a deep cross, well defended, corner, in, not away, back in for Dejan Lovren and his header IS ON TARGET!

An easy save for Rob Elliot but a save nonetheless. Into the last minutes...

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It's a YES from me...

Maybe MOTD tonight should instead show one of the classic 4-3s from a time when these two teams were entertainers.

James, London

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

Joe Allen drives into the area, wins a corner and Dejan Lovren heads it over the top. The last Premier League game not to have a shot on target was Everton v Spurs on 9 May 2009. You have five minutes...

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

Is this to be Jurgen Klopp's second taste of defeat as Liverpool boss? It is arguably their worst showing. They have been underwhelming so far. But there's still time...

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

Journalists, fans and players have all fallen in love with Klopp... But it seems linesman still need some convincing. #OnSide #LFC

DISALLOWED GOAL

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

TIGHT CALL! Alberto Moreno is denied the goal of his life by the offside flag. James Milner pings a cross from right to left, the left-back arrives on it with a corking volley, clipped back across goal and into the top corner. He measured that to perfection but the flag was up - and he looked level to me.

Alberto Moreno
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Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

No shots on target maybe but that's one of the tackles of the season as Paul Dummett lines up a belter of a sliding challenge to stop Nathaniel Clyne in his tracks. Liverpool seeing more of the ball but still Rob Elliot hasn't had a thing to do in the Newcastle goal. 

SUBSTITUTION

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

Liverpool look lifeless, perhaps that midweek win took it out of them? Daniel Sturridge curls a hopeful effort well off target before Divock Origi comes on for Jordon Ibe.

Great ball from Adam Lallana sends Daniel Sturridge into the area but his first-time shot is well off course. Jurgen Klopp applauds. 

Deadly from four yards

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

The prolific Martin Skrtel now has seven Premier League own goals - only Richard Dunne (10) has more (Jamie Carragher also has seven).  

Martin Skrtel
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Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

We still haven't had a shot on target as that was going wide apparently. St James' Park is rocking though, Newcastle above rivals Sunderland but still in the relegation zone as it stands.

Newcastle celebrate
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Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

Steve Stone

Former Newcastle coach and England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

"Ayoze Perez pulled out to the back post which allowed Georginio Wijnaldum the space to get the shot in. It was definitely deflected."

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates
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GOAL - Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

Martin Skrtel (Og 69 mins)

There we go! The first real effort on goal leads to the opening strike! Moussa Sissoko flings in an early cross, Georginio Wijnaldum's first touch isn't the best and takes him wide but he recovers well to fire in a low shot which takes a hefty deflection off the thigh of Martin Skrtel and flies in.

That will go down as an own goal.

Martin Skrtel scores an own goal for Liverpool
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Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool

Steve Stone

Former Newcastle coach and England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

"Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge have completely changed this game, their pace to get in behind is making Newcastle drop deeper. This game is wide open."

SUBSTITUTION

Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool

Change for the hosts - Ayoze Perez on for Siem de Jong. The home crowd like that one.

Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool

Still no shots on target for either side. Jordon Ibe tries to get one away but he is closed down and Newcastle counter, Joe Allen slides in to win it back though. A real lack of class when it matters so far. 

Jordan Ibe
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Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool

Can Daniel Sturridge spark this Liverpool side back into life? They have offered nothing in the second half. 

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge
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SUBSTITUTIONS

Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has seen quite enough. Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino are off and on come Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge.

Lallana is clattered within seconds and Papiss Cisse goes in the book. 

Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana
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