Five of the best Premier League clashes between Liverpool and Newcastle United

2024 is on the horizon and supporters of Liverpool and Newcastle United will be hoping that their respective sides can start the new year on the right foot, as the two iconic sides are set to clash at Anfield on January 1.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are in pursuit of the Premier League title, and that makes them the favourites with those looking for a Liverpool vs Newcastle bet. But the Magpies will be no pushover as they looked to steal the three points.

The history between these two clubs is rife with dramatic moments, stunning goals, and intense battles that have left an indelible mark on the Premier League.

So, as they get ready to write another chapter in their storied rivalry, let’s relive five of the top clashes between Liverpool and Newcastle.

Liverpool 4-3 Newcastle United (April 3, 1996)

This is a match some to this day still recall as potentially the greatest Premier League game ever.

The attacking prowess of both teams was on full display at Anfield as Liverpool edged out the visitors in a seven-goal thriller that is written in folklore forever.

The scoreline ebbed and flowed until Stan Collymore took matters into his own hands, making it 3-3 in the 67th minute and ultimately scoring the winning goal in dramatic circumstances in injury time.

Liverpool 4-3 Newcastle United (March 10, 1997)

Lightening struck ‘The Kop’ twice in less than a year, as the Reds and the Magpies produced another 4-3 thriller in Merseyside the following season.

Steve McManaman, Patrick Berger and Robbie Fowler gave Liverpool a 3-0 advantage over Newcastle at half-time.

However, the Magpies fought back late in the second half with goals from Keith Gillespie, Faustino Asprilla and Warren Brown as they appeared to secure a point out of nowhere.

But Fowler popped up with another 90th-minute winner to sink the Geordies.

Liverpool 2-1 Newcastle United (May 11, 2014)

While this victory over Newcastle was bittersweet for Liverpool, as it could (or should) have ended with the Reds lifting the Premier League title, it is a credit to their resilience that they showed up and won this game 2-1.

The race for the title was already over going into the final day, as Steven Gerrard’s infamous slip against Chelsea and a 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace put the ball in Manchester City’s court.

Things looked like they were going to end very sourly as Martin Skrtel’s own gave Newcastle the lead, but a quickfire double from Daniel Agger and Daniel Sturridge — both assisted by Gerrard — got the Reds out of jail.

Liverpool 2-2 Newcastle United (April 24, 2016)

Liverpool’s former Champions League-winning manager Rafael Benitez returned to Anfield in charge of Newcastle United toward the end of the 2015-16 season, and in desperate need of some points to avoid relegation.

It looked like the Magpies were going to return to the northeast empty-handed, as Sturridge gave Liverpool the lead after just 68 seconds before Adam Lallana doubled the host’s lead around the half-hour mark.

However, Newcastle fought back through Papiss Cisse and Jack Colback in the second half and left Anfield with what appeared to be a crucial point — although they were ultimately relegated after finishing three points behind their fierce rivals Sunderland.

Newcastle 2-3 Liverpool (May 4, 2019)

Liverpool headed to St. James’ Park on the penultimate week of the 2018-19 season in desperate need of all three points, should they want to keep the pressure on Manchester City.

And, it was the perfect start from the Reds — as Virgil van Dijk scored in the 13th minute before Mohamed Salah netted before the half-hour mark to cancel out Christian Atsu’s strike.

Salomon Rondon equalised again in the 54th minute and it looked likely to end in a draw, only for Divock Origi to score a dramatic winner and keep things almost neck-and-neck with Man City in the Premier League table.

Pep Guardiola’s men would go on and win the league by a single point.