Goalkeeper Karl Darlow pulled off a string of saves to assist Newcastle maintain Liverpool to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday because the defending champion’s vaunted attacking trio got here up empty.
Mohamed Salah missed two good probabilities when he had simply Darlow to beat, and strike-partner Roberto Firmino noticed two headers saved at St. James’ Park.
Three days after struggling West Bromwich Albion earned some extent at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp’s group was annoyed as soon as once more, though Darlow wanted some assist in the type of a late goal-line clearance from Fabian Schar to disclaim Sadio Mane and preserve the stalemate.
Liverpool has now gained solely two of eight league away video games this season however nonetheless tops the desk, three factors forward of Manchester United.
Liverpool may have taken the lead 11 minutes earlier than the break when Salah beat the offside lure to regulate the ball in entrance of the advancing Darlow, who received his hand on the Egyptian’s shot to steer it broad of the submit. The goalkeeper then produced a nice response save in stoppage time to repel Firmino’s header from point-blank vary.
Salah had one other likelihood to interrupt the impasse in the 67th when he was performed in by Firmino however directed his effort previous the upright.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker then needed to pull off a diving save of his personal 11 minutes from time when Ciaran Clark met Matt Ritchie’s free kick with a downward header.
Liverpool almost scored moments later when Darlow pushed the ball away onto Mane’s leg and Schar needed to hack the ball off his line earlier than the ahead may faucet into an empty internet.
Darlow then clawed away one other Firmino header close to the top to protect his clear sheet.
It was the one Premier League recreation performed Wednesday after Fulham recorded a variety of coronavirus circumstances and its match at Tottenham needed to be postponed.