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Newcastle United supporters believe club-record signing Alexander Isak was wrongly denied a second goal against Liverpool in their dramatic 2-1 defeat at Anfield.

The Sweden international thought he had a second when he superbly beat two Liverpool defenders before firing past Alisson early in the second half.

But the goal was ruled out by VAR for an offside in the build-up, with replays appearing to show Isak marginally ahead of final defender Joe Gomez.

Newcastle fans on social media believe VAR was wrong to disallow Isak’s second goal, believing the 22-year-old attacker should have been given the advantage on such a marginal call.

“Isak didn’t look offside to me,” wrote one fan on Twitter.

Another added: “Nowhere near offside…”

While a third wrote: “Isak was onside VAR did a good job though zooming out to the moon to hide it.”

Victory for Liverpool moves them up to fifth in the Premier League, two points outside the Champions League places.

Newcastle, meanwhile, remain 11th in the table.