Salomon Rondon (Newcastle Utd) commits a rough challenge and Andre Marriner blows his whistle for a foul.
The corner from Sung-Yong Ki (Newcastle Utd) is hurriedly cleared.
Flag up against Yoshinori Muto (Newcastle Utd). He had space to move into behind the defence, but he went too soon.
The defensive wall jumps as one to block the free kick from Salomon Rondon (Newcastle Utd).
James Milner (Liverpool) can't expect anything else than a yellow card for his hard tackle. And a yellow it is. Andre Marriner didn't think twice about pulling it out of his pocket.
Rafael Benitez has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Yoshinori Muto (Newcastle Utd) replacing Fabian Schar.
8 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
It's in the back of the net! Xherdan Shaqiri flights the free kick into the box, where Divock Origi (Liverpool) peels off his marker and heads straight into the left side of the net from the edge of the six-yard box. He makes it 2:3.
Nothing comes of the resulting corner from Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool). The defence is alert and manages to cut it out.
That's the end of the game for Dejan Lovren, who is replaced by James Milner (Liverpool).
Matt Ritchie (Newcastle Utd) serves up a nice cross, but Alisson punches the ball away.
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Sung-Yong Ki (Newcastle Utd) hasn't suffered any serious injury which would see him leave the pitch. He's back in the game now.
Sung-Yong Ki (Newcastle Utd) is having a really tough time right now. We are about to find out how serious his injury is.
Salomon Rondon (Newcastle Utd) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being well blocked by one of the defenders.
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) doesn't have to suffer any longer with the painful injury as Divock Origi comes onto the pitch to replace him.
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) picks up an injury.
Christian Atsu (Newcastle Utd) missed a great opportunity! He finds himself some space near the penalty spot and plants a header goalwards which lacks both power and accuracy. The ball sails well over the bar!
It's time for a substitution. Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool) comes on in place of Georginio Wijnaldum.
Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) has a shot blocked from inside the box.
Sadio Mane (Liverpool) is adjudged to have been offside when making his run.
Flag goes up against Salomon Rondon (Newcastle Utd) and the referee blows his whistle for offside.me>>. The referee blows his whistle for offside.
Goal! Salomon Rondon (Newcastle Utd) pounced on a loose ball inside the box and beats the goalkeeper with a shot inside the right post. He makes it 2:2.
Sung-Yong Ki (Newcastle Utd) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates. The ball is easily cleared out of danger.
Christian Atsu (Newcastle Utd) attempts to find the head of one of his teammates with a promising cross into the box, but a defender outjumps the attackers and averts the threat. Newcastle force their opponents to concede a corner.
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) latches on to an accurate pass inside the box and immediately unleashes a shot towards goal, but it goes high over the crossbar.
The goalkeeper pulls off a great save to deny Salomon Rondon (Newcastle Utd), whose effort would probably have ended inside the bottom left corner of the net.
Javier Manquillo (Newcastle Utd) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being blocked by one of the defenders.
The resulting corner from Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) is cleared by the opposition's defence.
The half-time break is over and the second half is about to start.
The end of the first half.
The yellow card is received by Fabian Schar (Newcastle Utd).
We will have 2 min. of added time.
Salomon Rondon (Newcastle Utd) had a good opportunity from long range. His shot was directed towards the bottom left corner, but Alisson was alert and made a comfortable save.
Fabian Schar (Newcastle Utd) is penalised for holding. Andre Marriner signals a set piece.
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) bangs the ball towards goal from the edge of the box, but it's rising all the way and sails high over the bar.
Sadio Mane (Liverpool) darts into the penalty area to latch on to a pass, and he unleashes a shot towards the middle of the net, but Martin Dubravka is alert and denies him.
Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) produces a dangerous lofted cross into the box which is intercepted.
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) converts a killer cross with a precise low shot that goes into the bottom left corner. What a brilliant finish!
It should have been a goal! Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) fires a rocket of a shot but it only hits the crossbar!
A cross into the box finds the head of Javier Manquillo (Newcastle Utd) who steers it goalwards, but Alisson manages to pull off a decent save to thwart him.
Goal! Christian Atsu (Newcastle Utd) was in the right place at the right time to pounce on the rebound inside the box and gleefully rifles the ball home. It's 1:1.
Salomon Rondon (Newcastle Utd) latches on to a pass inside the box and strikes the ball to the middle of the goal, but one of the defending players makes a goal-line clearance.
Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) was trying to get to the ball but clattered into the legs of the opponent as well. Andre Marriner blows his whistle for an infringement.
Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool) rose high above the defence to head the ball over the goalkeeper and inside the net.
Corner kick. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) is ready to send the ball into the box.
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) connects with a precise cross inside the goalmouth and shoots. One of the defending players reacts in time and clears the ball to safety. It will be a corner kick for Liverpool.
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) beats the defender to the lofted pass inside the box, but can't control his shot and it flashes well wide of the right post.
Sadio Mane (Liverpool) is offside and the linesman raises his flag.
The referee blows his whistle and we are underway.
Andre Marriner will referee today's match.
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The players are out at last! Newcastle will take the kick-off.