Stan Collymore has recalled his memories of Liverpool's famous 4-3 victory on the eve of Newcastle United's latest trip to Anfield.

Kevin Keegan's title chasers suffered a heartbreaking setback when Collymore struck in injury-time in April 1996 to hand the hosts all three points.

Two decades on from the iconic clash, Jurgen Klopp's league leaders go into Saturday's clash as red-hot favourites to extend their perfect start in the Premier League.

Ahead of the lunchtime kick-off, Collymore has recalled his experience of that fateful night for the Mirror .

He wrote: "When we got back to the dressing-room at half-time, the message from our manager Roy Evans was simple: "Just continue in the same vein."

"Yes, we were losing 2-1, Les Ferdinand and David Ginola having cancelled out Robbie Fowler’s early goal in a frenetic opening.

"But the game was developing well, we were playing some really good, attacking football and we had the belief that there was plenty more to come.

"Robbie scored again 10 minutes after the break but, two minutes later, we went behind again with Tino Asprilla scoring.

Newcastle in the 4-3 game at Anfield in 1996
Newcastle in the 4-3 game at Anfield in 1996

"Our mindset never changed, though — "just continue in the same vein" — and we got our reward after 68 minutes when I levelled and then again bang on 90 when I scored the winner.

"It was a blistering game and as I walked off the pitch I knew I’d been involved in a classic."

The match is often cited as one of the greatest ever to be played in the Premier League.

The Magpies failed to recover from the last-minute setback, and Keegan's side ultimately lost out to Manchester United in the title race.

Collymore revealed several Liverpool players enjoyed a night out to celebrate a victory that was truly "special".

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He added: "It won’t surprise anyone to hear that after the game, everyone was buzzing back in our dressing-room and when we’d showered and changed, a few of us went into Liverpool.

"I seem to remember it being Jamie Redknapp, David James, Jason McAteer, maybe, and Phil Babb, and we found a restaurant in one of the back streets, a trendy, new Italian.

"We were all saying things like, "What have we just played in?"

"And it’s unusual for players to do that.

"Often, you get back to the dressing-room, warm down, have your shower and head home, but we knew that night had been really special."