Tim Krul has revealed there were mixed feeling s in the dressing room after the 1-1 draw at Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, and for the second away game in a row, we let slip a 1-0 half-time lead, when we were set up to take all 3 points at Liverpool on Sunday, and Sunderland a couple of weeks before that.
Liverpool – nowhere near the side they once were
But it was not to be, and we picked up only 2 points from those games, rather than a possible 6 points, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles sometimes, and in both game Newcastle showed resilience and team spirit, reminiscent of last season.
Tim Krul had this to say about the feelings after the game at Liverpool:
“There are mixed feeling after the game.” “We should be happy with a point, especially when you lose your key players through injury. I don’t think you can complain because they played well as well.”
“It’s just a shame to lose your star players. That’s the only downside of the day, but it is a big one.” “We knew they were going to keep the ball a lot, but over the course of the game, they didn’t really hurt us.”
“We did well, but they scored a great goal and sometimes you just have to hold your hands up and say, ‘That’s a good goal’.” “We played well and were 1-0 up half-time, and then tried to control the game a little bit more.
“But then you lose your players and that makes it hard.” “We have only lost one away game in the league and that was at Chelsea, so that is really positive.” “If you keep not losing away and winning your home games, you are always going to do well in the league.”
“The next four or five games are going to be massive for us, and ones we feel we can definitely get three points off.” “We just need to be ready and hopefully get everybody fit. Hopefully some of the injuries are not as bad as first thought.”
We haven’t won a league game at Anfield since April, 1994, and it says something about the standards at Newcastle these days, that we were disappointed at only getting a draw at Liverpool.
In the past we’ve been pleased just to escape without a major loss at Anfield, although Liverpool are only a shadow of the side they once were, but to be fair, the Reds played very well on Sunday afternoon, with Suarez outstanding.
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