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Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool: Karl Darlow the hero as Magpies draw with Reds

Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool: Karl Darlow the hero as Magpies draw with Reds and Premier League champions slip to offer Manchester United New Year’s title boost

Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool Karl Darlow the hero as Magpies draw with Reds www.theafricanstand.com

Liverpool were left to rue a host of missed chances as they drew 0-0 at Newcastle United to round off Premier League football in 2020.

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were wasteful in front of goal as Jurgen Klopp’s champions drew their second game in a row, while Fabian Schar made a stunning last-ditch tackle to deny Sadio Mane late on as Karl Darlow started in goal for the Magpies.

The results extend Liverpool’s lead at the top of the table to three points, but offer Manchester United the chance to go level with them at the top of the table should the Red Devils beat Aston Villa on New Year’s Day.

Klopp told Amazon Prime Video after the game: “We found a lot of solutions in the game and created unbelievable chances. You have different draws and this one I’m not happy with the result but I am happy with the performance.

“They defended with all they had but still we were alone in front of the goal, we just couldn’t finish them off.

“I’ve watched a lot of football matches. You have to respect the result. I know the boys will finish off those situations if they get them again, and we will win football games.”

Klopp added: “The last thing I’m thinking about is our position in the table. It’s nice but it doesn’t mean anything at the moment.”

Ericson Mangoli

Written by Ericson Mangoli

Ericson Mangoli is the founder of African Stand, based in Nairobi Kenya, Ericson leads a splendid group of correspondents, independent writers, investigators, analysts, and supporters from around the globe to run African Stand as a supervisor and the chief editor.

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