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Saved by the next generation! Liverpool winners, losers and ratings as Carvalho and Elliott thrill vs Newcastle

The Kop has a new darling after Eddie Howe and his time-wasting Newcastle side were stunned at Anfield. Substitute Fabio Carvalho - just 20 years old - slammed in a stoppage time goal to make it two wins from two for Jurgen Klopp's side. And teenage midfielder Harvey Elliott, brilliant in his own right, was there to celebrate with him.

How the home fans celebrated this. Klopp busted out his trademark fist pumps in front of the Kop, and no wonder. It may only be August, but this felt huge, as much for the mood as anything else.

Liverpool trailed to a first-half strike from Alexander Isak, the Newcastle debutant, but roused themselves belatedly after the break, equalising through Roberto Firmino.

With Anfield infuriated by what they perceived as constant time-wasting tactics from the visitors, the Reds looked to have missed their chance of all three points when the clock ticked into the 98th minute.

But as Newcastle failed to deal with a James Milner corner, it was Carvalho who somehow forced the ball home from close range, sparking wild scenes in the stands, in the dugouts and on the pitch.

Whatever the 20-year-old, who celebrated his birthday yesterday, goes on to achieve at this famous old club, he'll do well to top this feeling for sheer elation.

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