NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 4, 2019: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk celebrates scoring the first goal with a header with team-mates during the FA Premier League match between Newcastle United FC and Liverpool FC at St. James' Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Massive heart,” “So proud of this team” – Liverpool fans react to dramatic 3-2 win at Newcastle

Liverpool edged a dramatic 3-2 win at Newcastle to keep their title hopes alive, and fans were as relieved as they were overjoyed.

Newcastle 2-3 Liverpool

Premier League, St James’ Park
May 4, 2019

Goals: Atsu 20′, Rondon 54′; Van Dijk 13′, Salah 28′, Origi 86′

The Reds made the journey to Tyneside on Saturday knowing that three points were needed to again ask questions of Man City‘s title credentials, and they did just that – eventually!

Jurgen Klopp‘s men got off to a bright start as an unmarked Virgil van Dijk headed home, only for a bout of sloppy defending to hand Newcastle an equaliser soon after.

But it was Mohamed Salah who again edged the Reds into the lead to cap off a frantic 15 minute period in an opening term dominated by Liverpool.

A tense second half followed as Salomon Rondon equalised early in the piece to leave the Reds on a desperate search for the winner, to which Divock Origi obliged to hand Klopp’s team a dramatic victory.

Here’s how supporters reacted to the result on social media and on the This Is Anfield forums.


There was praise and relief all around as Origi clinched the winning goal…


“My god, Origi, what a goal!”

basil1492 on the forums.

“VVD deserves credit for getting Shaq to take the free kick as an in swinger rather than Trent’s out swinger.”

Clive on the forums.



Fans lauded Trent & his fellow defenders for their continued influence on the scoresheet…



Salah’s head injury left many concerned as the season nears its end…

“Hope Salah is okay.. football can’t be this cruel to us that Salah will miss consecutive end of season crucial games… It just can’t be.”

Incognito on the forums.


And pride was the overwhelming feeling as the Reds ensure the title race is decided on the final day…

“If we do win the thing then we’ll certainly earned it the hard way. Over to you Brendan. Time to be an LFC hero.”

legalalien on the forums.