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How Mohamed Salah can erase Michael Owen’s record with a goal against Newcastle



Mohamed Salah is just one goal away from breaking another long-standing Liverpool record and could eclipse a former Newcastle striker in the process.

If Salah scores, he will become the Reds’ top goalscorer away from home in the Premier League era.

He is currently ranked 55 alongside Michael Owen.

Salah played his first game in English football against Newcastle – as a substitute in Chelsea’s home win in February 2014. He has six goals in 11 appearances for Liverpool against the Magpies.

Against Eddie Howe’s teams, Salah scored nine goals in nine games.

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Tonight, Liverpool managed to keep consecutive clean sheets in the league for the second time this season.

They were also able to hold three in a row at St James’ Park in the league for the first time in their history. A growing record at St James’ Park

Liverpool have won 32 and lost 11 of their 55 Premier League meetings with Newcastle, including 10 of those 11 defeats at St James’ Park.

In 27 Premier League games at St James’ Park, the Reds have won 10, drawn seven and lost 10.

Yet they are undefeated in their last five trips to Newcastle: three wins, two draws.

Liverpool have scored 44 Premier League goals at Newcastle. Only at Tottenham have they scored more (45). Roberto Firmino’s next cap will be his 350th for Liverpool in all competitions.

Andy Robertson’s next league appearance will be the 350th of his club career – at Queen’s Park, Dundee United, Hull City and Liverpool.

End of an undefeated streak

Newcastle are unbeaten in 17 league games, the longest run in Europe’s top five competitions.

This is the Magpies’ longest unbeaten run in the top flight and if they avoid defeat in this match they will set a new club record, surpassing 17 in the second division between February and May 2010.

They have drawn 11 times in the league, more than any top division side. In the league, they are unbeaten at home for 12 games. The last team they beat at Tyneside was… Liverpool in April.

A great loss

Bruno Guimaraes is serving the last game of his three-game suspension for his red card against Southampton in the Carabao Cup tonight.

With Guimaraes, Newcastle have won 10 league games and drawn 7 of 17 this season.

Without him, they played five games and still haven’t won, with four draws and one defeat. Eddie Howe

Howe won one of 16 meetings with Liverpool as manager, drawing and losing 14.

His teams have conceded 39 goals in that order, including 33 in 13 league games.

The referee tonight

Anthony Taylor officiated the Club World Cup final, won by Real Madrid last weekend, and officiated Man City’s victory at Arsenal in midweek.

He hasn’t managed Newcastle for over a year.

This season’s scorers

Newcastle: Almiron 10, Wilson 7, Guimaraes 4, Joelinton 4, Isak 3, S.Longstaff 3, Wood 3, Willock 2, Own goals 2, Burn 1, Lascelles 1, Murphy 1, Saint-Maximin 1, Schar 1 , Tripper 1

Liverpool: Salah 18, Nunez 10, Firmino 9, Elliott 5, Diaz 4, Own goals 4, Alexander-Arnold 3, Carvalho 3, Van Dijk 2, Bajcetic 1, Gakpo 1, Matip 1, Oxlade-Chamberlain 1