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Liverpool handled Nottingham Forest’s kế hoạch Khủng fight fire with fire, getting a pair of goals from Diogo Jota in a 3-2 thắng at Anfield on Saturday .

Mohamed Salah bagged the winner for the free-scoring Reds, giving them 50 points và a reasonable-enough shout for the top four .


Liverpool’s moves into seventh place for the moment, six points back of fourth-place Newcastle & three behind Tottenham, who play Sunday. Aston Villa has one more point than Liverpool but has played one more match than the Reds .Forest drops into 19 th place with 27 points, though it twice looked phối for a 28 points through Neco Williams và Morgan Gibbs-White equalizers .

Here’s everything you need Khủng know ahead of Liverpool vs Nottingham Forest .

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Reds look good going forward to keep hopes alive

Consistency has not been the story of this Liverpool team, but if Jurgen Klopp’s free-scoring Reds have found their finishing footing they might just surprise with a top-four finish .Liverpool is outscoring teams again, even if clean sheets are things of the past, và the Reds can directly affect two top-four rival ( Tottenham at Anfield on April 30 và Villa on May trăng tròn ) while also looking mập fixture danh sách that is otherwise teams very much worrying about happenings lao dốc the table .If Mohamed Salah & Diogo Jota can continue their lively play và Trent Alexander-Arnold can keep doing what so sánh many figured he could bởi in the midfield, then the Reds may even hunt lao dốc a Champions link vao ae888
berth .

Forest shows fight but losing time

Perhaps it’s phút giây Khủng start planning Steve Cooper’s path in the Championship, because Forest just isn’t getting the rub of the green .Forest’s performance was the type we’ve seen earn so sánh many other relegation-threatened teams a point or three kết thúc the years, but the Reds cashed in their chances Khủng deny any “ smash-and-grab ” headlines phệ a pair of visitors ’ equalizers .Four of Forest’s remaining six opponents are top-half, so sánh even beating Southampton & Crystal Palace might not be enough phệ secure another season in the top-flight .Perhaps Forest’s season took a dive when Awoniyi’s clever bicycle kick cleared the cross bar .

Liverpool vs Nottingham Forest player ratings: Stars of the Show

Diogo Jota

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Mohamed Salah

Morgan Gibbs-White

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Liverpool vs Nottingham Forest as it happened

First half: Forest has had its fair share of the ball, at least according to expectations, but Liverpool’s supplying most of the pace and creatvity.

Virgil van Dijk has a header go just kết thúc the goal for a corner but the game is delated in the 28 th minute as Scott McKenna’s injured his shoulder và will have Khủng come off or Joe Worrall .Now Diogo Jota flashes end goal as Liverpool is getting closer but still not quite finding the Incisiveness needed Khủng lean on Forest’s nerves. Forest, meanwhile, is doing an almost uncanny job of giving the ball back béo Liverpool within three touches of any takeaway / clearance / block .

Second half: GOAL!!!! Didn’t take long, did that? It’s Jota on the business end of a Trent Alexander-Arnold corner that sees three Liverpool heads touch the ball. Liverpool, 1-0.

GOAL!! Well, well, well… It’s ex-Liverpool youth Neco Williams with a deflected strike to fool Alisson and make it 1-1.

GOOOOAAALLLL!! Jota’s got his brace as he chests down an Andy Robertson free kick from the left in style, belting the shot past Keylor Navas and inside the far post!

Level again! GOAL! Morgan Gibbs-White slashes a side volley off a back-flicked corner kick, and it turns off Ibrahima Konate and Trent Alexander-Arnold to defy Alisson. 2-2.

GOOOOOOALLLL-Y SMOKES! Mohamed Salah fends off an arm bar and fires home from a cross in the 70th minute. This game, man. Liverpool, 3-2.

And Taiwo Awoniyi almost strikes again against his old đội after doing so sánh in a chiến hạ earlier this season, but his bicycle kick just misses end the bar .

Jurgen Klopp reaction: Not thinking about top four right now

“ Difficult game against the low block, ” Klopp said of the game. “ First half, we didn’t trade a lot but we didn’t give anything really away from them, which is important. You always need a positive start, và it’s positive you can control it. Then you can build on that in the second half. … I think we deserve the three points clearly, & that’s the most important thing. All good for the moment. ”“ Honestly, top four in the moment we have nothing lớn vì. We will see how that looks in a few weeks but for us the three options are no European football, Conference League, or Europa League. The rest we have no influence if the teams above us chiến thắng everything, then we just watch. It’s really take it game by game. Next is West Ham which is super tough. West Ham fights for absolutely everything. … I’m happy that we could get all three points today. I don’t remember the last phút giây we won two games in a row. Feels lượt thích ages ago, but that’s okay. ”

What’s next?

Nottingham Forest hosts Brighton on Wednesday before going bự Brentford at 10 am ET Saturday .Liverpool visits West Ham on Wednesday, then hosts Tottenham at 11 : 30 am ET on Sunday .

Diogo Jota goal video: Tic-tac-toe headers

Neco Williams goal video: And it’s 1-1

Diogo Jota goal video: All-class trap and finish

Morgan Gibbs-White goal video: Super side volley

Mohamed Salah goal video: Egyptian battles to snap ball home

How to watch Liverpool vs Nottingham Forest live, stream link and start time

Kick off : 10 am ET, Saturday

ti vi Channel : USA Network

Online : Stream via NBCSports. com

Key storylines & star players

Liverpool was scoring even went things weren’t going bự kế hoạch against Leeds. Just look at Diogo Jota’s reaction phệ his mishit but still successful second goal. But there’s no question that Jota & Mohamed Salah are in terrific size after braces against Leeds .Forest has been getting near-immaculate service from Morgan Gibbs-White many games this season, but the club has just gotten their preferred MGW target back in Taiwo Awoniyi. Hopefully the ex-Liverpool man can help Brennan Johnson deliver the goods against his old club .

Liverpool team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT : Stefan Bajcetic ( undisclosed ), Calvin Ramsay ( knee ), Naby Keita ( undisclosed )

Nottingham Forest team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT : Willy Boly ( thigh ), Dean Henderson ( thigh ), Chris Wood ( thigh ), Cheickou Kouyate ( thigh ), Giulian Biancone ( knee ), Omar Richards ( calf ), Ryan Yates ( shoulder ), Gustavo Scarpa ( knee )Follow @ NicholasMendola

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