The Reds sealed the championship with a 3-1 win over an opponent who did not put up much resistance.
Liverpool outnumbered 3-1 Newcastle on the last day of the Premier League and sealed the championship with a new away win. With a team with several alternatives, the team of Jurgen Klopp he should not have made an exhaustive effort to achieve victory.
The Magpies caught the champion off guard by quickly playing a free kick in the forty seconds for Dwight Gayle to slam into the void and beat the fence of Alisson Becker. From there it was all for the Reds, except for an isolated shot by the Argentine Federico Fernández. With five minutes to go before the end of the first half, Virgil Van Dijk equalized with a pumped header.
On the start of the complement, despite Newcastle being a little firmer in defense, the tone was the same, until at 60 ‘Divock Origi scored the second goal to take the lead through a cross shot that left Dúbravka with little to do. Looking ahead to the last 30 minutes of the match, Jurgen Klopp brought in the lethal trident of Mané, Salah and Firmino.
With two minutes to go, the Senegalese crossed a shot from the left to end the game and close his personal account with 18 goals this season. After the third goal, the pace increased a little more but did not get the same despite a hand in hand with which Mané had, after the Egyptian’s pass.
Liverpool closed the season with one more victory (32 in total) and with 99 points to improve the record of its previous season that ended with 97 units.
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