It is now eight successive victories for Liverpool after they put three beyond Newcastle after going behind early, with Trent Alexander-Arnold‘s effort rightly taking the headlines.
Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle
Premier League (17), Anfield
December 16, 2021
Goals: Jota 21’, Salah 25’, Alexander-Arnold 87’; Shelvey 7’
Jonjo Shelvey was responsible for that after latching onto Thiago’s poorly placed clearance and duly punishing the Reds, but the joy was short-lived for the visitors.
A lethargic start to the second half made for few opportunities but Trent Alexander-Arnold left no doubt over his rocket to make sure of the result late on, securing the eighth win in a row.
And it was the right-back who fans lavished after the latest Liverpool win:
That almost took the goal out of its foundations ? @TrentAA
— Chris Williams (@Chris78Williams) December 16, 2021
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) December 16, 2021
Trent Alexander-Arnold. Filed under 'what a hit son, WHAT A HIT!'
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) December 16, 2021
Mike Dean with a dummy run across the goalkeeper for the Trent goal. Spectacular bit of refereeing.
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) December 16, 2021
TRENT THAT’S OUTRAGEOUS?? pic.twitter.com/m364qSqFTx
— Chloe bloxam (@ChloeBloxam) December 16, 2021
Trent topped off his performance with that excellent tackle to stop Fraser tapping in. He did similar to stop Hwang scoring vs Wolves. His defending has been mostly very solid this season but it never gets mentioned because he has too many other gifts.
— Raj Chohan (@rajsinghchohan) December 16, 2021
Best right-back in the world. pic.twitter.com/0ocOOCnrD1
— Jack Lusby (@LusbyJack) December 16, 2021
That perfect moment in a scrap when Trent steps up and says "alright enough of this crap" and delivers a KO. Priceless
— Jeff Goulding (@ShanklysBoys1) December 16, 2021
Full time, another win and another three points, Liverpool a point off top and three clear of third. A 3-1 win rounded off with another goal of the season contender from the Reds, this time from Trent Alexander Arnold – and a win with two of #LFC’s best missing because of Covid.
— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) December 16, 2021
Not at our prettiest but 3 points is what matters. Thought Matip & Konaté were boss tonight. Trent my MOTM. This lad’s a special player when the chips are down. A real leader & put the match out of reach.
— Canadian Kop (@thecanadiankop) December 16, 2021
Who knows what’s next?
Adore these. What a marvellous football team.
21 to go… pic.twitter.com/shxWdcMR26
— Keifer MacDonald (@KeiferMacd) December 16, 2021
Despite Newcastle’s chances being few and far between, Liverpool’s defensive was impressive beyond just Trent with Ibrahima Konate also acting like a brick wall for the Reds.