Liverpool player ratings: Liverpool v Newcastle – Mar 3 2018

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 03: Sadio Mane of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Newcastle United at Anfield on March 3, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 03: Sadio Mane of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Newcastle United at Anfield on March 3, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images) /
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Mohamed Salah clashes with Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle United at Anfield on March 3, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley of Getty Images) /

Liverpool Player Ratings: Forwards

Liverpool. MOHAMED SALAH. 9. Business as usual for Mohamed Salah. That business is goals and it is booming. Seven straight games on the scoresheet for Salah. Only Swansea have kept him out (twice) since the beginning of December. He had an earlier chance that he checked back on to his right foot and couldn’t get away. Second time round he shifted to his left and put it between the keepers legs for his 32nd goal of a stellar season. Should have had a penalty at the death after being hacked down.. Right Forward

Newcastle predictably played with a very deep midfield line and that squeezed much of the space that Firmino likes to play in. Regardless of that he was still able to influence the game with a sumptuous pass to Mane to cap a beautiful team goal for Liverpool’s second. Given a few minutes rest at the end of the game as he was replaced by Joel Matip.. Center Forward. Liverpool. ROBERTO FIRMINO. 8

9. A quiet first half where the tight Newcastle defense kept the front three in check for large periods. After the break they began swapping positions and finding the small gaps of space. Mane found one such gap to thump home in convincing fashion. First player off with 15 minutes left indicating that he will probably start against Porto where Salah may well be rested.. Left Forward. Liverpool. SADIO MANE

Substitutes

Adam Lallana- 7

Another short cameo for Lallana who will struggle to get a start while Liverpool are playing so well.

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James Milner- 6

Came on for the impressive Oxlade-Chamberlain as Liverpool looked to take control of possession and protect the back four.

Joel Matip- n/a

Five minute run out for the center back to give Firmino a tiny breather.