Liverpool 1-1 Newcastle: Joe Willock's late goal punish wasteful Liverpool
|Joe Willock has scored three Premier League goals as a substitute in 2021, more than any other player in the competition in that timeframe. (Stats via Squawka)|
Super sup Joe Willock was the saviour again for Newcastle after scoring a well deserved 95th-minute equaliser to deny Liverpool an important need in their hunt for a top-four finish.
Mohammed Salah scored a brilliant goal and Liverpool appeared to be cruising to a victory in their pursuit for Champions League football at the end of a lacklustre season.
Jurgen Klopp's side dominated the match early on and created a lot of chances but were wasteful and lucky when Callum Wilson's injury-time equaliser was ruled out for handball by VAR.
With three minutes left in added time, Liverpool were unable to hold on to their 1-0 lead.
Steve Bruce's side piled up the pressure and got the equaliser when Willock scored for the third consecutive match with the last kick of the match to go nine points clear of the relegation zone.
Liverpool fans would now turn their attention to West Ham and Chelsea as both teams meet each other later today.
joe willock— vini johny28 (@vinijohny) April 24, 2021
joe willock goal vs liverpool
Newcastle vs liverpool 1-1 pic.twitter.com/miBnxgk4Qr
"We learn, or we don't play Champions League. That's it." - What Jurgen Klopp said
"In the end it is deserved. They fought for it, and we got nothing."— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 24, 2021
"We learn, or we don't play Champions League. That's it."
Jurgen Klopp admitted that the draw felt like a defeat speaking to @TheDesKelly after full time at Anfield. pic.twitter.com/MnVLTc0x7o
"Super-sub? Nah that's not my label." - What Joe Willock said
"Super sub? Nah that's not my label."— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 24, 2021
"I'm enjoying and learning every week."
Three vital late goals in his last three games, Joe Willock is really enjoying his football at Newcastle ⚫️⚪️
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