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Liverpool v Newcastle: Classic matches

Newcastle visit Liverpool on New Year’s Day and it looks likely to be a blockbuster clash to welcome 2024.

The pair have put on some of the most entertaining matchups in Premier League history and here we run down five of the best.

Liverpool 4-3 Newcastle, 3rd April 1996

The most famous of these games and one of the most iconic games in Premier League history, Newcastle’s visit to Anfield in April 1996 came as they were in the midst of a fierce battle with both the Reds and Manchester United for the title.

Robbie Fowler gave the hosts an early lead before Newcastle made it 2-1 with goals from Les Ferdinand and David Ginola.

Tino Asprilla gave the Magpies a 3-2 lead in the second half before Stan Collymore levelled again after 67 minutes.

In a dramatic end to the game both teams pushed for the victory, with Collymore eventually netting the winner in the 92nd minute.

Kevin Keegan slumped over the advertising hoardings as he saw his team’s chances of winning the title slip away after they had been 12 points clear at Christmas.

The match was voted 'Premier League Game of the Decade' in 2003 and is one of the most iconic of all time.

Liverpool 4-3 Newcastle, 10th March 1997

Newcastle must have bemoaned their luck as they faced Liverpool less than a year on from their dramatic defeat only to lose again by the same scoreline.

The Reds started quickly and were 3-0 up before half-time as the Magpies struggled to live with their rampant attack.

However goals from Keith Gillespie, Tino Asprilla and Warren Barton saw the Magpies equalise in a rapid 17-minute flurry.

In a repeat of the year before, Liverpool found a winner late on as Robbie Fowler netted in the 90th minute to send the home fans happy once more.

Newcastle 0-6 Liverpool, 27th April 2013

Newcastle and Liverpool suffered different fates after the late 90s, with the Reds achieving at the top level and the Magpies struggling under Mike Ashley’s ownership.

Liverpool had lifted the Champions League between the second and third games on this list while the Toon Army had dropped into the Championship before bouncing straight back up.

When they faced off in 2013 both sides were struggling but there was no sign of that from Brendan Rodgers’ visitors, who put six past the home team in a woeful performance from the Magpies.

Daniel Agger and Fabio Borini found the net along with a pair of braces for Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson in one of the most one-sided match ups between these two teams in recent history.

Newcastle 2-3 Liverpool, 4th May 2019

The 2018/19 season was a historic one for Liverpool as they won the Champions League for a sixth time and came within a point of winning the Premier League despite putting up an amazing tally of 97 points against Manchester City.

Their hopes were dwindling in the penultimate game of the league campaign as they were level 2-2 with Newcastle before Reds’ cult hero Divock Origi netted a late winner, something of a theme in matches between these two sides.

Origi’s late header helped cement his status as a fan favourite among the Reds’ supporters and sent the title race with Pep Guardiola’s men to the final day.

However Liverpool came up a point short in their battle with the Citizens.

Liverpool 2-1 Newcastle United, 31st August 2022

Late drama is something of a given when these two teams battle it out and nowhere was that more true than in last season’s pulsating clash.

Newcastle were riding high after their takeover and new signing Alexander Isak helped put his name on the map by netting in the first half.

Isak had the ball in the net again before being narrowly ruled out for offside as the Magpies dug in to try and deny the Reds a crucial victory.

Eddie Howe’s side eventually saw their defences breached by Fabinho before a lengthy added time at the end of the second half set up one of the most dramatic moments of the season.

With the final kick of the game, Fabio Carvalho netted for the home side after a scramble from a corner and put the eight minutes of added time to good use.

Pandemonium ensued at Anfield and wrote another chapter in the story of this famous fixture.

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