Dejan Lovren was at hand to break the deadlock for Liverpool with a stunning half-volley in their Boxing Day clash with Newcastle.
The Croatian capitalised on the Magpies’ failure to deal with Andrew Robertson’s cross when he reacted instinctively to thrash the ball home from just inside the penalty area.
It proved a welcomed opener for the hosts after a frenetic start in which Joselu squandered a golden opportunity to head Rafael Benitez’s side into a surprise lead.
The Reds have looked typically threatening on the break so far, producing a string of breathtaking counterattacks in their bid to maintain a four point advantage at the top of the Premier League.
Here’s a look at Lovren’s strike…
WHAT A GOAL LOVREN pic.twitter.com/axlmiPtCbn
— Liverpool Family (@lfc_family) December 26, 2018