NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Liverpool overcame the loss of Mohamed Salah to a heavy knock to the head to beat Newcastle 3-2 thanks to a late goal by Divock Origi and return to the top of the English Premier League on Saturday.
Origi’s header at an 86th-minute free kick glanced off the top of Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles’ head and into the net as Liverpool collected an eighth straight league win, which put the team on 94 points, two clear of Manchester City.
That points total would have won the Premier League in all but two seasons since its inaugural year in 1992-93.
“I don’t feel pressure,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said. “If we are champions then we are champions. You can’t feel pressure when