Liverpool have missed the chance to squeeze back into the Premier League Top Four as Jurgen Klopp’s side slipped to a 95th minute 1-1 draw at home to Newcastle.
The Reds will now wait on results elsewhere to see where they end up this weekend but their Champions League hopes have taken a bashing with five games to go.
And despite the end result, it Klopp’s side who looked geared up from kick off in this one as Mo Salah edged them in front after three minutes.
One looping cross caught out Ciaran Clark inside the box and the Egyptian swiveled superbly to smash past Martin Dubravaka.
However, despite that bright start, both sides lacked a cutting edge before the break with Alisson denying Sean Longstaff and Dubravka standing big to save from Salah.
The home side continued to boss it again after the restart but a well drilled Newcastle maintain a constant threat on the break.
And it was from one of those counters where Steve Bruce’s side almost nicked an equalizer as Alisson stretched everything to keep out Joelinton.
Both bosses made a flurry of late changes to try and source that elusive second goal and in the end it was to be the Magpies who secure the most dramatic of points.
Substitute Callum Wilson had the ball in the net in the third minute of added time only for VAR to rule it out for a push on Alisson.
But Bruce’s side were not to be denied a deserved equaliser with just seconds left as fellow sub Joe Willock latched onto a flick inside the box to lash past the Brazilian.
Full Time from Anfield it’s Liverpool 1 Newcastle 1
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