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S. Mané
Roberto Firmino
1 - 3
D. Origi
A. Robertson
1 - 2
V. van Dijk
A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
1 - 1
F. Fernández
Yellow Card
D. Gayle
J. Shelvey
1 - 0

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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 6
Total Passes 267 792
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There goes the full-time whistle! Newcastle opened the scoring after just 25 seconds as Shelvey's quick free-kick found Gayle in behind, but Van Dijk equalised later in the first half before Origi and Mane produced lovely, curling finishes past Dubravka in the second half to win the game for Liverpool and end the Reds' first Premier League-winning season on a high! It finishes 3-1 to Liverpool!
90' + 2' Dubravka has to charge off his line and out of his box to beat Mane to a lovely ball in behind and the goalkeeper thumps it well clear.
90' That strike is Mane's 22nd goal of the season in all competitions for Liverpool. Only Salah (23) has more.
Roberto Firmino
89' Firmino's ball down the left to Mane initially looked to have forced the winger a little wide, but he showed excellent skill to drift inside and find the net!
S. Mané
89' GOAL!!! MANE CURLS IN A THIRD!! The winger cuts in from the left, beating Lazaro, and curls a pearler right into the top corner from just inside the box! It's a beautiful finish and Liverpool now lead 3-1!
87' Newcastle are looking to utilise the aerial prowess of their two strikers on the rare occasions they are able to attack and Joelinton flicks on dangerously from a long ball, but Gomez stretches out a leg and makes a vital interception!
C. Jones
N. Keïta
85' Klopp takes the opportunity to make a second alteration, with Jones replacing Keita in midfield.
T. Alexander-Arnold
N. Williams
85' Williams does have to go off now, with Alexander-Arnold replacing him at right-back.
82' Williams is down with what appears to be cramp and it may be that he has to be replaced.
80' CHANCE! Firmino plays a lovely ball into the box for Keita, but the midfielder somehow can't latch onto it and it runs through for Dubravka! That looked certain to end up in the back of the net, but Keita just got his body shape wrong.
78' Salah is desperate for his 20th Premier League goal of the season and takes on an ambitious shot from distance that sails over the bar.
76' The tempo of Liverpool's attack has increased greatly since the introduction of the regular front three and the team is linking up much more effectively as they go forward.
K. Watts
D. Rose
74' Watts makes his Premier League debut as he replaces Rose in the back three.
72' BLOCK! Firmino plays a lovely ball in behind the Newcastle defence and races into space before shooting with his left, but Fernandez slides in well to make a vital block!
I. Hayden
M. Almirón
70' Meanwhile, Almiron goes off for Hayden, who will provide more security and stability in midfield.
A. Carroll
D. Gayle
70' Gayle is replaced up front by former Liverpool striker Carroll in the first part of a double-change.
68' The players head to the sidelines for a drinks break and it looks like Bruce is preparing to make some changes.
66' POST! Salah's first contribution off the bench is to take the ball under control on his chest before smacking a low effort off the base of the right-hand post!
Roberto Firmino
A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
64' Finally, Oxlade-Chamberlain is replaced by Firmino, with the Brazilian going up front to complete Liverpool's regular front three.
S. Mané
T. Minamino
64' Minamino is replaced by Mane on the left wing in the second change of the three.
Mohamed Salah
D. Origi
64' Klopp makes a triple-change, replacing his entire front three. Origi comes off for Salah in the first alteration, with the Egyptian going out to his regular right-wing role.
61' Origi has scored his first goal in 24 appearances across all competitions for Liverpool since netting a brace against Everton in December 2019, 235 days ago.
A. Robertson
59' Robertson claims yet another assist from full-back this season, finding Origi on the left before the striker found the bottom corner from range.
D. Origi
59' GOAL!!! WHAT A HIT BY ORIGI!! The Belgian cuts inside from the left, works a yard with a clever shift and bends a lovely effort into the bottom-right corner! That arrowed past a sprawling Dubravka, who could do nothing about it! It's 2-1 to Liverpool now!
57' Newcastle are restricting Liverpool's ability to create with their organisation and hard work off the ball. They're closing gaps quickly and the visitors are struggling to craft opportunities.
55' Liverpool are starting to up their tempo as they move the ball with more urgency and pin Newcastle into their third. The hosts are simply soaking up pressure in their compact shape.
53' Origi has looked much more lively in the second half and is causing problems with his movement in and around the box. The supply to him has been better since the break.
51' WIDE! Newcastle build dangerously down the left and it's worked in from the left to Longstaff just outside the box and the midfielder strikes a fierce, low effort, but it's dragged just wide of the left-hand post!
S. Longstaff
N. Bentaleb
49' Bentaleb appears to have hurt himself going up for an aerial challenge and is replaced in midfield by Longstaff.
48' SAVE! Van Dijk towers above the crowd again as Milner's corner arrives in the middle and the centre-half flicks a header at goal, but it's right at Dubravka, who holds on.
47' OVER! Williams arrives at the edge of the box as the ball is worked from left to right and the full-back strikes first-time but can't keep the effort down and it flies over the bar.
46' We're back under way for the second half!
A. Saint-Maximin
46' Bruce makes a surprising substitution, bringing off the lively Saint-Maximin for Joelinton at half-time.
Liverpool have been the dominant side but have lacked their usual cutting edge as the raft of changes take their toll. Williams has struggled defensively at times, playing Gayle onside for the goal when the rest of the defence had stepped up, while Origi has hardly had a touch up front. The Reds have plenty of quality on the bench to turn things around in the second half, however.
There goes the half-time whistle! Newcastle opened the scoring after less than 30 seconds when Gayle latched onto a quickly-taken free-kick by Shelvey and found the net, but Van Dijk's looping header late in the half levelled things up after fine work from Oxlade-Chamberlain. It's 1-1 at the break!
45' + 2' SAVE! Robertson goes on a nice run down the left and finds Minamino in space on the edge of the box. The forward strikes at goal but it's too central and Dubravka holds on well.
44' Shelvey tries to play Almiron in behind but the flag goes up against Paraguayan for offside.
42' WIDE! Wijnaldum feeds Oxlade-Chamberlain just outside the box and he takes a touch to get the ball out of his feet before striking a wicked effort that flashes across goal but flies just the wrong side of the post!
40' Van Dijk has now scored his fifth league goal of the season, his best tally in a Premier League campaign. Since his debut for Liverpool in January 2018, the Dutch defender has scored more goals than any other centre back in the competition (9).
A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
38' Oxlade-Chamberlain produced a nice turn to get away from his man and then accelerated towards the byline before chipping a cross into a dangerous area for Van Dijk to nod in!
V. van Dijk
38' GOAL!!! THE CHAMPIONS ARE LEVEL!! Oxlade-Chamberlain bursts down the right and lofts a cross towards the back post from the byline. Van Dijk rises highest to meet it and his looping header sails over a diving Dubravka and into the back of the net! It's 1-1 now!
37' Newcastle haven't had a shot or touch in Liverpool's box since they scored in the opening minute.
35' CLOSE! Keita decides to try his luck from outside the box, but his strike flies just the wrong side of the top-right corner!
F. Fernández
Yellow Card
33' Fernandez is then booked for kicking the ball away as it bounced out for a Liverpool throw-in.
33' SAVE! Fernandez hits a half-volley with the outside of his boot and it flies towards the near post. Alisson reacts quickly to try and hold it but the strike is fierce and the goalkeeper can only turn it behind for a corner.
31' Liverpool's front three have clearly been granted a degree of freedom, with both wingers regularly moving into central areas and Origi often drifting wide.
29' SAVE! Minamino drops his shoulder and drives inside from the left before striking towards the near post, but Dubravka tips the effort round the post at full stretch!
27' Newcastle have grown into proceedings over the last couple of minutes, with Saint-Maximin finding space down the left and Shelvey regularly looking to get the ball to him.
25' Williams gets himself into a dangerous position on the edge of the box and cuts inside, but takes too many touches and ends up being dispossessed by Almiron, who tries to lead a counter-attack but is bereft of options and is forced to simply retain possession.
23' Bentaleb is back on the pitch as he tries to run off his injury as Newcastle retreat into a low, compact block while Liverpool work the ball around in search of any gaps to exploit.
21' There's some concern for Bentaleb, who goes down off the ball under no pressure near the centre circle. The other players take the opportunity to have an early drinks break while the midfielder is seen to by the medical team.
19' Alisson is quick off the mark as he races off his line to slide in and gather a dangerous long ball towards Shelvey, who had made a run in behind the defence.
17' Gomez surges forward from central defence and gets into a good position down the right. He crosses towards Minamino just inside the box, but the delivery is cut out and hacked clear.
15' Lots of probing by Liverpool so far but the stand-in front three have yet to craft a clear-cut opening.
13' Minamino drifts inside to the edge of the box and tries to pick out Williams, who had made a darting run forward into space on the right, but the final ball is scuffed and the chance to carve Newcastle open goes begging.
11' Liverpool have Newcastle pinned back into their third and Keita goes on a lovely slaloming run past several defenders on the edge of the box, but he's crowded out as he enters the area and the ball runs through for Dubravka.
9' Interestingly, Minamino has started this game on the left of the front three, with Oxlade-Chamberlain on the right and Origi through the middle.
7' Liverpool have dominated the ball since conceding and look determined to make amends for their lapse of concentration.
5' After just 25 seconds, Gayle's opener for Newcastle was the earliest goal ever scored on the final day of a Premier League season, and was also the fastest Liverpool have ever conceded in a match in the competition.
3' There is a lengthy check to ensure that Gayle is onside, and replays show that Williams was playing the striker on when the rest of the defence had stepped up.
J. Shelvey
1' Shelvey showed some really quick thinking against his former club to take the free-kick quickly and found Gayle in plenty of space to run into the box and finish!
D. Gayle
1' GOAL!!! NEWCASTLE OPEN THE SCORING INSIDE 30 SECONDS!!! What a start! Shelvey takes a quick free-kick after Van Dijk fouled Saint-Maximin, lofting the ball over the top for Gayle, who races in behind, unmarked, and prods the ball past Alisson and into the bottom-right corner! It's 1-0 to Newcastle!
1' We're underway on the final day of the Premier League season at St. James' Park!
However, Liverpool have scored more Premier League goals against Newcastle than they have against any other side in the competition (101) and will be keen to add to that tally today.
Newcastle have won their final league match in each of the last five seasons by an aggregate score of 17-1. Their last such defeat came against Liverpool in the 2013-14 campaign (1-2).
Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp makes five changes as he rotates his squad after the thrilling 5-3 victory over Chelsea in their last outing. Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Salah, Firmino and Mane are all afforded a rest as Williams, Milner, Minamino, Origi and Oxlade-Chamberlain come into the side. Joel Matip and club captain Jordan Henderson are the only absentees through injury.
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce makes just one enforced change to the side that started the 0-0 draw against Brighton and Hove Albion last time out. Emil Krafth is out with an ankle injury and is replaced by Lazaro. Florian Lejeune, Ciaran Clark, Jamaal Lascelles and Fabian Schar are all injured as Bruce deals with a central defensive crisis.
Liverpool substitutes: Adrian, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Fabinho, Curtis Jones, Xherdan Shaqiri, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harvey Elliott, Roberto Firmino.
Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Neco Williams, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Naby Keita, Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner; Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Divock Origi, Takumi Minamino.
Newcastle United substitutes: Karl Darlow, Kelland Watts, DeAndre Yedlin, Jack Young, Andy Carroll, Isaac Hayden, Yoshinori Muto, Joelinton, Sean Longstaff.
Newcastle United XI (3-5-2): Martin Dubravka; Javier Manquillo, Federico Fernandez, Danny Rose; Valentino Lazaro, Jonjo Shelvey, Nabil Bentaleb, Miguel Almiron, Matt Ritchie; Allan Saint-Maximin, Dwight Gayle.
Liverpool will be looking to end their first-ever Premier League title-winning season on a high as they take on Newcastle, who have nothing left to play for and cannot drop lower than 14th in the table.
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