WATCH: Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle - highlights
Last Updated: 04/03/18 12:20am
Mohamed Salah scored for the seventh successive match to continue a remarkable scoring spree which is the best in Europe as Liverpool comfortably beat Newcastle 2-0.
The Egypt international's 32nd goal of the campaign - the same number the Magpies have managed in all competitions this season - was the 26th competitive club match he has scored in, eclipsing the likes of Paris St Germain's Edinson Cavani (24) and Barcelona's Lionel Messi (20) in the big five leagues.
Sadio Mane added Liverpool's second with his fifth goal in his last three matches, which came after the move of the night with a series of quick interchanges culminating in Roberto Firmino's brilliantly-threaded pass through a seemingly impenetrable forest of legs.
Liverpool moved back into second place, with Manchester United having the chance to regain it against Crystal Palace on Monday, after inflicting Rafael Benitez's first defeat in his six fixtures as manager against the team he guided to Champions League glory in 2005.