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Suso takes a shot. Save made by Rob Elliot.
Foul by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa on Stewart Downing, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jonjo Shelvey.
Suso gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yoan Gouffran. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa takes the free kick.
Papiss Cisse has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target. (Liverpool) makes a substitution, with Jonjo Shelvey coming on for Daniel Sturridge. Suso on for Phillippe Coutinho.
Phillippe Coutinho has an effort at goal. Fantastic save by Rob Elliot.
Mathieu Debuchy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phillippe Coutinho. Mathieu Debuchy is sent off. Jordan Henderson grabs a goal direct from the free kick from outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newcastle 0-6 Liverpool.Assist on the goal came from Phillippe Coutinho.
Mathieu Debuchy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabio Borini. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the free kick.
Fabio Borini grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Newcastle 0-5 Liverpool.Assist on the goal came from Stewart Downing.
Fabio Borini on for Steven Gerrard.
Short corner worked by Yohan Cabaye.
Daniel Sturridge is ruled offside. Steven Taylor takes the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing, save by Rob Elliot.
Stewart Downing takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Massadio Haidara.
Corner taken by Yohan Cabaye from the left by-line, Sanchez Jose Enrique manages to make a clearance.
Cheick Tiote leaves the field to be replaced by Vurnon Anita.
The ball is delivered by Yohan Cabaye.
Daniel Sturridge finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Newcastle 0-4 Liverpool.Assist on the goal came from Jordan Henderson.
Cheick Tiote gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Sturridge. Sanchez Jose Enrique restarts play with the free kick.
Yohan Cabaye delivers the ball.
Hatem Ben Arfa takes a shot from 25 yards. Blocked by Jordan Henderson.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye, save by Jose Reina.
Daniel Sturridge fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Newcastle 0-3 Liverpool.The assist for the goal came from Phillippe Coutinho.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leiva Lucas by Moussa Sissoko. Free kick taken by Leiva Lucas.
The ball is sent over by Yohan Cabaye, Yoan Gouffran takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.
Cheick Tiote fouled by Steven Gerrard, the ref awards a free kick. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Mathieu Debuchy, save by Jose Reina.
Glen Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez. Yohan Cabaye crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Jose Reina.
Jonas Gutierrez leaves the field to be replaced by Yoan Gouffran. Hatem Ben Arfa on for James Perch.
Unfair challenge on Daniel Sturridge by Steven Taylor results in a free kick. Booking for Steven Taylor for unsporting behaviour. Daniel Agger takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jordan Henderson by Yohan Cabaye results in a free kick. Glen Johnson shown a yellow card. Steven Gerrard takes the direct free kick. The offside flag is raised against Jordan Henderson. Indirect free kick taken by Rob Elliot.
Outswinging corner taken by Yohan Cabaye, Jose Reina makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonas Gutierrez on Daniel Sturridge. Jonas Gutierrez receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.
The ball is delivered by Massadio Haidara, Close range headed effort by James Perch goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Papiss Cisse is caught offside. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.
Daniel Sturridge is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Rob Elliot.
Corner taken by Steven Gerrard.
Outswinging corner taken by Steven Gerrard, Steven Taylor manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Steven Gerrard, Papiss Cisse manages to make a clearance.
Shot from outside the area by Steven Gerrard misses to the left of the goal.
Daniel Agger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Papiss Cisse. Rob Elliot restarts play with the free kick. The assistant referee flags for offside against Papiss Cisse. Jose Reina takes the free kick.
Shot from just outside the box by Jonas Gutierrez goes over the bar.
Shot by Daniel Sturridge from 25 yards. Save by Rob Elliot.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa on Daniel Sturridge. Direct free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.
The offside flag is raised against Daniel Sturridge. Mathieu Debuchy is cautioned. Daniel Sturridge goes into the referee's book. Rob Elliot takes the indirect free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Yohan Cabaye.
Jordan Henderson grabs a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Newcastle 0-2 Liverpool.Daniel Sturridge provided the assist for the goal.
Sanchez Jose Enrique fouled by Mathieu Debuchy, the ref awards a free kick. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Cheick Tiote on Phillippe Coutinho, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Leiva Lucas.
Unfair challenge on Stewart Downing by Massadio Haidara results in a free kick. Jamie Carragher restarts play with the free kick.
Daniel Sturridge is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Rob Elliot.
Unfair challenge on Mathieu Debuchy by Daniel Agger results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Rob Elliot.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Sturridge by Cheick Tiote. Free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.
Unfair challenge on Glen Johnson by Papiss Cisse results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Carragher.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Moussa Sissoko by Leiva Lucas. Free kick taken by Rob Elliot.
Daniel Agger finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Newcastle 0-1 Liverpool.Assist on the goal came from Stewart Downing.
Corner from left by-line taken by Stewart Downing. Shot from 25 yards by Steven Gerrard. James Perch gets a block in.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Steven Gerrard.
Steven Gerrard challenges Jonas Gutierrez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rob Elliot takes the direct free kick.
Pardew: We won't repeat mistakes
Alan Pardew has promised that Newcastle will not allow themselves to be caught out again by the demands of a gruelling season.
The Magpies head into the Barclays Premier League clash with Liverpool sitting just six points clear of the relegation zone, with the rigours of a European campaign and a catalogue of injuries having helped to ruin their chances of challenging for a second successive top-five finish.
However, there is also an acknowledgement on Tyneside that they got it wrong last summer when they decided not to strengthen the squad substantially, adding only midfielder Vurnon Anita to the senior pool in the belief that their youngsters would come to the fore this time around.
It was an error the Magpies attempted to address in January when they belatedly invested #26million in Mathieu Debuchy, Massadio Haidara, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran, and it remains to be seen whether or not they are made to pay for their earlier misjudgment.
However, Pardew insists that lessons have been learned.
He said: "I don't think we have shied away from that with the Europa League, that we were short of one or two - two or three players, actually - and it was compounded by injuries.
"Therefore, next year I don't see that scenario happening again at this football club.
"You learn from those mistakes, you have to. That's part of the process of managing a big club.
"This is only our third year back in the Premier League, so you can't say we have been here for 10 years and we have got it all nailed down. We haven't.
"But we will certainly next year be making sure that we have as fully fit a squad as we can, and that the squad is big enough to cope with 38 league games and the two cup competitions that we will be in."
There has been better news for Pardew on the injury front this week with playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa closer to full match fitness and Cheick Tiote back after a hamstring problem, and skipper Fabricio Coloccini's return to full training in recent days represents a further boost.
Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Daniel Sturridge has the potential to be one of Europe's top strikers and is more than capable of filling the void left by Luis Suarez's lengthy ban.
With the Uruguay international likely to be suspended until late September at the earliest after deciding not to appeal his 10-match suspension for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic last weekend there is a huge hole up front.
Suarez has scored 30 goals this campaign, 23 in the Premier League, and that will take some replacing during the early stages of next season.
Sturridge has scored six in 12 appearances since arriving from Chelsea in January and Rodgers insists there is more to come from the 23-year-old.
He gave an indication of the influence he can have on a match last weekend when he came off the bench for the second half against his former club and immediately created a clear chance for captain Steven Gerrard before scoring himself and providing the assist for Suarez's added-time equaliser.
"He was outstanding when he came on," said Rodgers.
"In the first half of the game we were too slow in our play, our movements weren't as dynamic as what they've been in a lot of games.
"The intensity wasn't quite what it normally would have been but in the second half when he came on he gave us a real threat - his pace and power were outstanding.
"He scored a goal, which was a great finish, and could have had two or three more.
"He's fitted into the football club really well. He missed a bit of training last week but if we can keep him fit and keep him out on the training field, he's got the potential to be a top European striker.
"That's hopefully something he can fulfil here at the club."
Sturridge will start up front against Newcastle but Rodgers was keen not to heap all the goalscoring burden on the striker.
"It's the team's responsibility," he said.
"I said to the players the other day, whatever happens with Luis there's also a plan going forward for the team - we have to keep progressing.
"That's about the team showing their solidarity on the field and making sure that one player doesn't feel that burden.
"It's really about the team's responsibility now to push on."
Newcastle 0-6 Liverpool: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.
Six of the best for Reds
Daniel Sturridge filled Luis Suarez's boots to perfection as Liverpool hit top gear to pile the pressure on Newcastle boss Alan Pardew with a 6-0 thumping.
The striker, who scored for Chelsea at St James' Park last season, helped himself to a double as the Reds romped to a stunning victory which leaves the Magpies still deep in relegation trouble.
Newcastle were utterly shambolic on a day when they could have all but secured their Barclays Premier League status for another season, and the visitors took full advantage.
Central defender Daniel Agger headed them in front with just five minutes gone and Sunderland old boy Jordan Henderson made it 2-0 12 minutes later.
Pardew threw on substitutes Hatem Ben Arfa and Yoan Gouffran at the break, but it was Sturridge who ended any doubt that that Brendan Rodgers' men would leave north-east with all the points with a double inside six second-half minutes,
Further strikes from substitute Fabio Borini and Henderson rubbed salt into black and white wounds, as did the 75th-minute dismissal of Mathieu Debuchy for a second yellow card.
The Newcastle boss had gone into the game having expressed his disappointment with the tide of criticism which had come his way in the wake of the derby defeat by Sunderland a fortnight ago, but this dreadful display will have done little to appease either the club's fans or owner Mike Ashley with relegation a distinct possibility.
Pardew stood impotently on the sideline as his side imploded, and one fan among a crowd of 52,351 made his feelings clear when he hurled his scarf towards the 51-year-old.
Within 17 catastrophic minutes, their hopes had all but died as Liverpool cut loose to rekindle memories of their 5-1 victory on Tyneside in 2008.
Few inside St James' needed reminding that on that occasion, they would slip out of the division five months later.
The Reds tore at their hosts from the off and needed just five minutes to forge their way ahead when Agger took advantage of lazy defending to run unmarked on to Stewart Downing's lofted cross and head past the helpless Rob Elliot.
Newcastle were woeful as they conceded space to Liverpool in the middle of the field despite employing James Perch and Cheick Tiote in front of the back four to allow the excellent Philippe Coutinho and Sturridge to run riot.
They increased their lead after mounting a flowing attack which left the Magpies floundering again, Coutinho sliding the ball into Sturridge's path for him to square for Henderson to double the dose.
Sturridge forced a 24th-minute save from Elliot and Steven Gerrard uncharacteristically volleyed wide five minutes later with the locals fearing the worst.
By contrast, Newcastle had little or no penetration as lone striker Papiss Cisse was starved of possession with Yohan Cabaye and Moussa Sissoko becalmed by a sea of red shirts.
But they should really have been back in it with nine minutes of the half remaining when full-back Massadio Haidara produced the first cross of any note to present Perch with a free header, only to see his effort fall wastefully wide.
Pardew made his move at the break, withdrawing Perch and Jonas Gutierrez with Ben Arfa and Gouffran, knowing his side needed something different and needed it fast.
Gouffran might have obliged within four minutes when he got his head to Cabaye's cross, but his looping header was easily collected by Pepe Reina.
The balance of the game had changed as Newcastle poured forward and started to find space in advanced areas, although Cabaye passed up a glorious chance after mis-controlling on the edge of the box with 52 minutes played.
But the game was effectively over two minutes later when Ben Arfa, who had shown encouraging signs, was robbed by Coutinho wide on the right.
The former Inter Milan playmaker sped forward to slide in Sturridge, who blasted past Elliot and things were to get much, much worse for the Magpies.
They were carved open once again when Gerrard and Henderson combined to set up Sturridge for his second with half an hour still to play, and the rout was far from complete.
Borini needed just two minutes to find the back of the net on his return from injury as a substitute when he converted Downing's cross, and Henderson sent a 74th-minute free-kick across Elliot and into the bottom corner with no team-mate able to get a touch to make it 6-0.
Within seconds Debuchy got his marching orders after receiving a second yellow for a foul on Coutinho, and only a fine 82nd-minute save by Elliot denied Coutinho a seventh goal as the storm clouds gathered over Tyneside with three games of a difficult campaign remaining.
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