The former West Ham goalkeeper looked set to depart on a free transfer as his current deal approached it’s end but the Spaniard will remain at Anfield after penning a contract extension.
The Reds have won just one of their last five games in all competitions, drawing the last three in succession, and they face a Saints side who are looking to complete the league double against them for just the third time in their history, previously doing so in 1960-61 and 2003-04.
The Reds dropped two points in a 1-1 draw at Leeds United last time out, while Newcastle’s upturn in fortunes continued with a 3-2 win over top-four chasing West Ham United.
Their team coach had a window smashed ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second leg at Anfield.
Josh Maja twice went close for the visitors early on, first shooting wide form Kenny Tete’s cross before being denied by Alisson at point-blank range.
Klopp’s side were condemned to unprecedented misery at Anfield by Mason Mount’s superb strike late in the first half on Thursday.
The win moved seventh-placed Everton, who had not won in 20 attempts in the league against their Merseyside rivals, level with Liverpool on 40 points.
The towering defender was on target in Saturday’s derby victory over Wolves at Molineux, having also found the net in the Premier League draw at Anfield and against Blackpool in the Emirates FA Cup.
The two most successful clubs in the history of English football currently occupy the top two positions in the table, separated by only three points heading into this mouth-watering Merseyside meeting.
The pick of matches from the Premier League this coming weekend sees Liverpool and Manchester United meet at Anfield.
Pogba capped another influential performance with the winner as his deflected strike saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side finally unlock the Burnley defence on 71 minutes.
Allardyce was the last manager to win a Premier League game at Anfield when his Crystal Palace side prevailed 2-1 in April 2017.
The focus had been all been on Caoimhin Kelleher making his competition debut between the posts for Jurgen Klopp’s side because of injury to Alisson Becker but the 22-year-old did not put a foot wrong.
Goals from Diogo Jota and a Mohamed Salah penalty kick secured victory for the 2018/2019 champions.
Liverpool’s versatile 18-year-old defender Ki-Jana Hoever moved in the other direction on a five-year contract.
Life back in the big time after a 16-year absence could not get off to a tougher start for Leeds, while for Liverpool they will be aiming to get their title defence off to a winning start after ending their 30-year wait to be crowned kings of England.
The Reds wrapped up the league with seven games remaining last month, courtesy of Chelsea beating nearest rivals Manchester City 2-1.
Chelsea trailed 3-0 in the first half, but battled back courageously in search of the point that would have secured their place in next season’s Champions League after Manchester United could only draw at home to West Ham earlier on Wednesday, eventually succumbing 5-3 on Merseyside.
Premier League champions Liverpool could set more records tumbling when they welcome Burnley to Anfield this afternoon.
Victor Wanyama’s Tottenham career has come to an end, with the midfielder opting to join Thierry Henry at Montreal Impact.