5 great Liverpool stoppage-time victories

Christian Benteke

Liverpool claimed their third successive victory in the League on Monday with a Christian Benteke penalty bagging the three points in the last minute of stoppage time.

Liverpool has always been known as fast finishers and has been connected with often having a never-say-die attitude.

The arrival of Jurgen Klopp as manager has reinforced this characteristic.

Seven points have been won in added time by the Reds this season with a Divock Origi salvaging a point against West Brom while Adam Lallana and Christian Benteke won games late against Norwich and Crystal Palace, respectively.

Liverpool has also scored nine goals this season in the last fifteen minutes of normal time, outlining their ability to produce late.

Here is a list of 5 of Liverpool’s most memorable victories won in stoppage time in the Premier League.

Liverpool 2-1 Blackburn May 1995

On the last day of the 1994-95 Premier League campaign, Kenny Dalglish returned to Anfield however as manager of Blackburn who were leading Manchester United by two points at the top.

Blackburn needed a win to ensure the trophy would be theirs and after Alan Shearer found the net 20 minutes in, the Rovers faithful had found their voice.

Liverpool had other ideas though, with John Barnes equalising in the 64th minute before Jamie Redknapp snatched a winner in the 93rd minute.

Fortunately for Blackburn, Manchester United failed to overcome West Ham, settling for a 1-1 score-line instead and thus gifting Blackburn the title.

Liverpool 4-3 Newcastle April 1996

The first of two thrilling 4-3 successes for Liverpool over Newcastle in consecutive seasons, Robbie Fowler opened the scoring in the 2nd minute before it was cancelled out by Newcastle’s Les Ferdinand.

David Ginola added another in the 14th to take the lead before Fowler struck again in the 55th minute.

The Anfield crowd was quickly silenced shortly after, when Colombia’s Faustino Asprilla hit back in the 57th.

In the end the hero was Stan Collymore with a double; in the 68th and a thunderous strike in added time bringing the ecstatic crowd to raptures and Newcastle’s manager Kevin Keegan to hang his head in disappointment after such a thrilling encounter.

Everton 2-3 Liverpool April 2001

There’s always a sweet feeling when victory is achieved over a rival, but none are quite as large as when Red beats Blue in a Merseyside derby.

Veteran midfielder Gary McAllister delivered in added time in a match where Liverpool never trailed. Goals to Emile Heskey and Markus Babbel were scored on either side of a Duncan Ferguson strike for Everton.

An 83rd minute equalising penalty by David Unsworth appeared to have salvaged a point for the Blues at Goodison Park before Gary McAllister secured a famous away victory in the derby.

Liverpool 2-1 Arsenal November 2004

Reigning champions Arsenal hadn’t lost in the 2003-04 season when they won their last title therefore while this match is so memorable for Liverpool fans.

It was a stunning goal by a rookie that stole bragging rights for Liverpool in added time in front of the Kop at Anfield in November 2004.

Xabi Alonso completed a brilliantly executed move in the 37th minute after Harry Kewell and Steven Gerrard combined.

Arsenal’s captain Patrick Vieira slotted home in the 57th minute to level scores before a long-range rocket by young Neil Mellor nearly brought the house down in the last minute of the game.

Norwich 4-5 Liverpool January 2016

Liverpool was predicted to coast through in this clash against a struggling Norwich side which was sporting the likes of Steven Naismith on debut for the club. Naismith opened his Canaries account with a superb strike in the 41st minute before winning a penalty off a clumsy Alberto Moreno foul early in the first half, which was duly converted by Wes Hoolahan for a 3-1 lead.

Jordan Henderson immediately equalised with a sweet volley before the introduction of Adam Lallana led to his assist for Roberto Firmino to score his second.

James Milner capitalised off a poor back pass by Russell Martin in the 75th minute to incredibly revive the lead they had so early in the game.

An added time equaliser was found however by defender Sebastian Bassong with a rare strike before more late drama ensued when Adam Lallana shot leapt into the back of the net before the substitute leapt into the arms of his manager Jurgen Klopp.


Next up Liverpool face Manchester United at Anfield in the 1st leg of the Round of 16 Europa League tie.

They are the favoured way at 23/20 or 2.15.

Liv Man March 10


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