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Fabio Carvalho snatches comeback win eight minutes into stoppage time

Super-sub Fabio Carvalho sent Anfield wild by scrambling home a Liverpool winner and finally breaking Newcastle's resolve eight minutes into stoppage time.

Jurgen Klopp's Reds had been basking in the afterglow of Saturday's nine-goal annihilation of promoted Bournemouth as they returned to Anfield looking to secure back-to-back victories.

Liverpool managed to do just that but it took a last-gasp strike to do so as summer signing Carvalho turned home in a penalty-box melee to lift the roof off Anfield and seal a memorable 2-1 triumph.

The goal came with the clock reading 97 minutes and nine seconds after only five minutes of stoppage time were shown and tempers frayed between the benches.

While Liverpool celebrated, it was a gutting end for Newcastle given how impressive they had been in frustrating Liverpool on a night when record signing Alexander Isak had the visitors dreaming of a win.

The 22-year-old scored an emphatic first-half strike on his debut and saw the offside flag deny him another, but the Magpies still looked set to leave with a point as the hosts toiled following Roberto Firmino's equaliser.

But there was drama to come as, after five minutes of injury time had initially been signalled, Carvalho fired home at the back post to end Newcastle's unbeaten start and earn what could be a huge victory for Liverpool come May.

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