Liverpool fans were also buzzing on Tuesday night after Newcastle’s incredible victory.

While the Toon Army toasted a historic night at St James’ Park, Reds fans in the North West were also celebrating.

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Manchester City are Liverpool’s closest title rival, and a defeat for Pep Guardiola’s men gives Jurgen Klopp another boost. Liverpool can now go seven points clear if they beat Leicester tonight.

What made City’s defeat even more special for Liverpool fans was that it was masterminded by their former manager.

Rafa Benitez has legend status at Anfield. He managed the club between 2004 and 2010, winning the Champions League and FA Cup.

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Liverpool fans are also buzzing with Newcastle’s win

Survival all that matters for Newcastle

Newcastle fans won’t have been thinking about Liverpool when Matt Ritchie binned his penalty.

While it is a huge result for Klopp, we’re more concerned with goings on at the bottom of the table rather than the top.

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The win over Manchester City is going to be huge between now and the end of the season. It should fill the players with confidence as they look to secure survival.

Benitez will be more interested in keeping Newcastle in the Premier League than helping his former employers win the title.

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