Diogo Jota has revealed he predicted that 10-man Liverpool would beat Newcastle United after Darwin Nunez's equaliser.
Both Jota and Nunez were second-half substitutes as the Reds looked to maintain their unbeaten run at St James' Park, in September. Their task was made greater as Virgil van Dijk was sent-off for a challenge on Alexander Isak, minutes after Anthony Gordon capitalised on a mistake from Trent Alexander-Arnold to open the scoring.
Nunez, who had been utilised as a second-half substitute at the beginning of the Premier League campaign, was introduced and notched a late double - including a 93rd-minute winner - to secure all three points for the Reds.
The triumph extended their unbeaten run to three games, making it two wins in two after picking up their first three points of the campaign against AFC Bournemouth at Anfield.
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Jota was the replacement for Cody Gakpo shortly before the hour-mark. Although the Portugal international's contribution wasn't as impactful as his strike partner, the 26-year-old admitted that he predicted that Liverpool would overcome adversity to claim the points in the North East.
"[A] Very tough game, I remember the ball bounces, I tried to press the midfield and it ends up with Mo [Salah]," Jota said.
"What a pass and what a finish, you don't normally see a team comeback with 10 men - especially Newcastle away.
"The goal meant a lot to him, particularly the first one, because he hadn't been starting games. I said to him [Nunez] 'We're going to win this game, focus again, because we are going to win it and he scores theRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk