The Reds sealed another vital victory at Anfield as their top-four push continues in the Premier League.
Goals from Salah and Sadio Mane, and an excellent save from Loris Karius, were enough to take all three points from the Magpies, who set themselves up to frustrate but did not have enough quality to do so.
Liverpool now face a potentially defining clash with Man United at Old Trafford next Saturday, buoyed by their third consecutive league win.
Here’s how supporters saw the 2-0 triumph on social media.
The Reds’ forward line rightly received vast praise…
Not sure it counts as a win if all of the front three don't score? ?
— Ryan (@ryan3levis) March 3, 2018
Liverpool's last 17 goals across all competitions:
— Jake Entwistle (@JakeEntwistle) March 3, 2018
Salah has now scored more goals in a season for Liverpool than Suarez did.
Only Rush, Hunt, Fowler and Torres are above him (since 1963).
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) March 3, 2018
Oxlade-Chamberlain was lauded as he comes of age…
Oxlade-Chamberlain has been directly involved in 7 goals in his last 10 games. ?
— Matt (@FalseFirmino) March 3, 2018
When he was at the Emirates, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain used to stroll about the pitch like Arsenal’s players did today. He now puts in the graft needed as Jurgen Klopp wouldn’t pick him if he didn’t. Clear that Arsenal’s issues stem from Arsene Wenger.
— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) February 25, 2018
Chamberlain with another fantastic assist for Salah.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) March 3, 2018
Karuis looked like a real No. 1—again!
Had Karius not made the save against Arnautovic last week, it would’ve been a very different game. Same again here; concede before half-time and Newcastle are able to sit back and continue to frustrate. Massive saves & evidence of the improvement he’s made.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) March 3, 2018
Karius' save absolutely massive there. Been crying out for them kind of match winning saves. Been great lately.
— Green Scouser (@Green_Scouser) March 3, 2018
“Best save I’ve seen Karius make for us. he’s saved us a few times in the past few weeks.”
– Paul Chesterman on Facebook.
Karius making big saves pic.twitter.com/aLfSTpIBxd
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) March 3, 2018
Remember when Karius used to have crisp packets for hands?
— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) March 3, 2018
Liverpool’s defence were widely praised…
Van Dijk's long-range, pinpoint passes are a thing of beauty.
— Danny Gallagher (@Danny7Gallagher) March 3, 2018
Said this earlier last month, but Lovren really is 10x the defender when playing alongside van Dijk. They just seem to click with one another.
— Dharma Bhagalia (@Kloppholic) March 3, 2018
We also need to give praise to Lovren, since VVD came in he’s been different class #LFC
— Scott (@ClassicReds) March 3, 2018
not only great going forward but in recent weeks defence looks solid as well as the goalkeeper situation future looking bright for liverpool football club
— Kloppopedia (@kloppopedia) March 3, 2018
Van Dijk screaming for Karius to come and get that. That shows leadership and confidence in his keeper. It's what this defence has been dying for. #LFC
— Emma Sanders (@em_sandy) March 3, 2018
But Can and Henderson received mixed reviews…
First time I think where I thought Liverpool really missed Coutinho.
Why Henderson plays any game is beyond me but Liverpool need players who can play on the half turn.
Lallana started to do that when he came on, Liverpool really need him to stay fit.
— Jack Kinnersley (@KinnersleyJ) March 3, 2018
Henderson very influential today. Made several important tackles to break up attacks, drove forward on the ball and passed with loads of tempo.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) March 3, 2018
Henderson is Emre Can playing with one leg! He was ok today nothing else. He did what any other Midfielder has to do if he plays for Liverpool
— Chui (@chape11) March 3, 2018
Why the hell would Emre Can want to leave what our reds have??? Baffles me! #LFC
— Josh Bullamore (@JoshBully99) March 3, 2018
Overall the Reds were hailed for a crucial win…
Final score @LFC 2 vs NEW 0
Good overall performance. Controlled the game ,2 goals and clean sheet!!
Oxlade better and better !!
— Luis Garcia (@LuchoGarcia14) March 3, 2018
Really solid win that.
LFC have a colossal player in Virgil van Dijk. He’ll make the odd mistake in the coming years because he’s human, but he’s world class. Joy to watch him at Anfield today.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) March 3, 2018
A very solid and comfortable display from #LFC to get the 3pts ???
— Neil Mellor (@NeilMellor33) March 3, 2018
#LFC definitely turned a corner the past few weeks. A calmness and control over games not seen before under Klopp, long may it continue. Up the reds! ??
— Griff (@tamaman76) March 3, 2018
— Brett Williams (@brettwill1980) March 3, 2018
Liverpool go second. United need to win to knock us into 3rd. And thankfully, that terrible decision at the end didn't matter. Red card and free kick.
I'll take those three points.
— Gareth Williams (@Shakacarnage) March 3, 2018
Yet another patient and resolved performance from Liverpool. The maturity of the squad is growing game by game and it’s imperative against the likes of Newcastle. A big week now awaits…
— Joanna Durkan (@JoannaDurkan_) March 3, 2018