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From Shamoon Hafez
Liverpool v Newcastle – a fixture that has witnessed bags of targets and a lot of moments that are iconic.
Both sides meet again in Anfield on Saturday (kick-off 12:30 BST) using Liverpool very top of this table won their opening four matches, although Newcastle have enhanced after a poor start.
Use the list that is ranked under to put these Liverpool v Newcastle Premier League games in order where you believe has been the most memorable.
Rank these six Liverpool v Newcastle games in the Premier League era
Goalscorer: Andy Cole (3)
Kevin Keegan’s side, dubbed’The Entertainers’, were playing in their Premier League campaign in 1993-94 having won the Division One title the previous year.
Liverpool, under Graeme Souness, came to St James’ Park as one of the teams expected to challenge for the name but were defeated by the first-half hat-trick in freezing conditions at the north west of Andy Cole.
Cole’s first two goals were poacher’s attempts, stretching a leg before Bruce Grobbelaar on both events while his third was side-footed in by distance that is similar, to convert from six metres out.
Roy Evans dropped his job and replaced souness. While the Magpies secured a third-place complete, liverpool finished the season in position.
Goalscorers: Robbie Fowler (2), Stan Collymore (two ); Les Ferdinand, David Ginola, Faustino Asprilla
The Premier League match of them all? The ebb and flow of a contest played on a pitch in front of a Anfield crowd.
Reds legend Robbie Fowler headed in at the back post to the opener, while Newcastle equalised since the shot of Les Ferdinand squirmed through David James’ hands.
Frenchman David Ginola coolly slotted in to 2-1 and ran through on goal, however, Fowler equalised in the second half with a beautiful outside-of-the-foot finish.
Faustino Asprilla stroked before Stan Collymore converted from Jason McAteer cross for 3-3 in as James flew from his wish to put Newcastle in again, with the Liverpool players searching for an offside flag.
With time running out and John Barnes and Ian Rush playing keep-ball at the opposition half, the ball has been squeezed broad for Collymore out to smash home the winner in injury time.
Martin Tyler’s unforgettable, hair-raising comment on Sky Sports attained a crescendo:”Barnes, Rush, Barnes, nevertheless John Barnes, Collymore… CLOSING INNNNNNN, Liverpool lead to stoppage time! Kevin Keegan slides his head, he is devastated.”
Fans went crazy from the stands, even although their former frontman Keegan slumped over the advertising hoardings knowing the title was falling away.
Goalscorers: Steve McManaman, Patrik Berger, Robbie Fowler (2); Keith Gillespie, Faustino Asprilla, Warren Barton
The following season saw these 2 sides discuss another match that was 4-3 at Anfield after Keegan had stopped in January 1997 and it was a feeling for Newcastle, that had Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish accountable.
The Anfield surface has been much better and Steve McManaman’s opener was so exceptional, curling in a finish.
Patrik Berger made it 2-0 after Fowler’s shot ricocheted off the post, while the Englishman attacked at home the third ahead of the reluctant Shaka Hislop – all before half-time.
Newcastle came out shooting in the second period – Keith Gillespie pulling one back from the border of the box by means of a James howler with 19 minutes remaining.
James went walkabout again, letting Asprilla to lob at a conclusion on 87 minutes and Warren Barton believed he had earned after he poked into 3-3.
However, Newcastle’s pleasure was short-lived as Fowler leapt to fulfill the cross of Stig Inge Bjornebye as the Magpies finished second to Manchester United in the league and even plant a header into the bottom corner. Again.
Goalscorers: David Edgar; Steven Gerrard (2), Sami Hyypia, Ryan Babel, Xabi Alonso
Rafael Benitez’s title-chasing side thumped Joe Kinnear’s guys 5-1 – Gerrard smacking off this post from the opener, before turning supplied to Hyypia’s towering header from a corner.
Newcastle pulled one back via David Edgar’s header at the near post before half-time, but Babel appeared in while the fifth was added by Alonso from the penalty spot.
The location of Liverpool was cemented by the result near the peak of the table and 11 pulls cost them eventually losing the title by four factors even though they lost during the 2008-09 year.
Goalscorers: Kevin Nolan Andy Carroll
Few Magpies fans might have hoped for a better beginning After Alan Pardew was appointed Newcastle director on a five-and-a-half year agreement to replace Chris Hughton.
Kevin Nolan lashed the opener until the equaliser of Dirk Kuyt for a Liverpool side containing David Ngog, Paul Konchesky and Sotirios Kyrgiakos.
Joey Barton nipped ahead of Pepe Reina and Glen Johnson to poke home the second, while Andy Carroll smacked in a low.
Roy Hodgson was left rubbing his face in humiliation on the touchline and had been sacked a month later to be substituted by Dalglish.
Goalscorers: Daniel Agger, Jordan Henderson (2), Daniel Sturridge (2), Fabio Borini
The other Newcastle thrashing at the hands of Liverpool at St James’ Park, their largest is defeated by this 6-0 .
This is the first game since striker Luis Suarez was given a hefty ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic of Liverpool, however they didn’t miss the Uruguayan.
January registering Philippe Coutinho was influential, crossing to head in the opener and a fine team move was finished off by Jordan Henderson.
It got worse for the hosts in the second half , Daniel Sturridge slotting home from the pass of Coutinho and also the Englishman.
Fabio Borini came from the bench to score the fifth from the cut-back of Stewart Downing and Henderson curled in a.
Liverpool finished seventh in Brendan Rodgers’ first season in charge, while Newcastle finished in 16th place, five points clear of the relegation zone.
The real classic between the sides came in December 1909 if they shared with an 11-goal thriller, ” the Reds coming from 5-2 down at half-time to acquire.
In January 1934 11 targets were again seen by the fixture, yet this period Newcastle pummelled their opponents 9-2 – that the maximum Liverpool have surrendered at a match.
The 1950-51 season proved to be a memorable one for Newcastle and they defeat Liverpool 4-2 at Anfield in November, helped by the hat-trick of Chilean George Robledo.
In September 1987, Steve Nicol netted a hat-trick as Liverpool ran out 4-1 winners in St James’ Park in one of several brilliant performances out of one side – including John Barnes and Peter Beardsley – that would continue to win the league title in some style.