Liverpool defeated Newcastle United as they picked the maximum point at home. Anfield welcomed former Boss Rafael Benitez at the weekend as his Newcastle side visited the Merseyside at the weekend.
Liverpool’s scored twice in the match as Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane sealed the win in the entire contest.
With the 2-0 home win we evaluate the match features and some statistics regarding the game at Anfield.
Shots on Target
3(Liverpool) (Newcastle United) 5
Liverpool had 5 shots on target as they had things going for them in transition during the game.
Newcastle United on their own showed attacking persistence as they tested Liverpool’s goal on 5 occasions.
This saw Loris Karius making some decent save to keep Liverpool’s clean sheet intact on occasion as Mane and Salah struck twice to win the match for Liverpool.
Shots off Target
2(Liverpool) (Newcastle United) 3
Liverpool showed attacking precision to seal the win as they got the much-needed goal for their victory coupled with two shots wide of the goal.
But Newcastle United shots wide three (3) times as they struggled to find a breakthrough goal in the entire 90 minutes.
72(Liverpool) (Newcastle United) 28)
Liverpool no doubt dominated the match as former Liverpool midfield talent Jonjo Shelvey and his colleagues succumbed to Liverpool’s dominant display in midfield.
The likes of Emre Can and Arsenal (former) star Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain bossed proceedings from the midfield as the latter made sumptuous moves in the final third to set up Sadio Mane for the second goal.
8(Liverpool) (Newcastle United) 3
Liverpool won 8 corner-kicks as compared to that from the visitors. The Baggies had 3 corners which was 5 times lesser than what Liverpool had in the match.
This was due to Liverpool overall attacking play as Mane and Salah threatened the visitors alongside center-forward Roberto Firmino.
4(Liverpool) (Newcastle United) 1
The Anfield side was flagged offside on 4 (times) occasions as the visitors endured a rush in their vital area.
Newcastle had one offside call as they lacked possession to find a space in behind the Liverpool defence.
This saw the Reds record a win as the visitors were somehow limited in the 90minute contest.
7(Liverpool) (Newcastle United) 9
Liverpool committed 7 fouls while Newcastle United had 9 fouls in the entire 90 minute.
This was evident as both sides competed effectively from both ends of the Premier League table.
This was possible as Newcastle United lacked possession thus prompting more fouls from the hosts in the game.
5(Liverpool) (Newcastle United) 9
The match was an end to end contest after the first leg ended 1-1 at St. James Park.
Liverpool had 9 goal-kicks behind the Baggies goal area as compared to 5 from Newcastle United.
This was due to Liverpool’s attacking superiority during the match as they won the match 2-0.