93% of our readers cannot be wrong and Newcastle lost their fifth successive game at Anfield tonight, and that was the 20th game in succession that we haven’t won at Liverpool, and it stretches John Carver’s terrible record to two wins in 14 games this year – and where is our next point coming from?
Raheem Sterling after scoring first goal
And just to make it that much harder, Moussa Sissoko the captain got himself sent off after 82 minutes by picking up two stupid yellow cards in the second half, when frustration got the better of him.
We will see if Moussa will push for a move away from Newcastle in the summer – but he doesn’t look right somehow.
We’ll have our real captain Coloccini back for the Tottenham game – but just to make it difficult for the team Moussa gets himself sent off and will now miss the next two home games.
The discipline at Newcastle this year has been terrible.
Liverpool went ahead after just 9 minutes and it was Raheem Sterling who put the Reds ahead.
The 20 year-old got the ball on the left side after a good ball from Jordan Henderson, and moved inside the penalty area before hitting the ball past Tim Krul into the back of the net and it was already 1-0.
Newcastle played off him but you cannot allow a player with Sterling’s ability to have a free shot in the penalty area.
But then Newcastle came right back into the game and we should have had a penalty when Ayoze Perez was brought down by Lovren – but amazingly the referee didn’t call it – if was a definite penalty as TV replays showed.
Brendan Rodgers even walked over to Carver and said it was a penalty.
And Perez went close with a header and Mehdi Abeid put on just over the bat just before the break.
Newcastle were attacking Liverpool in the second half and we were in with a real chance – but then after 70 minutes Liverpool got the all important second goal.
And it was slack defending by Newcastle as the ball somehow bounced off Mike Williamson, and Joe Allen rifled it into the top corner of the net in an instant.
So after all Newcastle’s pressing Liverpool still went 2-0 up.
Liverpool easily saw the game out after going two goals up, but there was still time for our captain to get himself sent off and Moussa will miss two games, because he has already been sent off this season.
That’s now five games on the bounce that we’ve lost and we’ve scored just one goal in that time.
Didn’t we say last summer that we needed to sign some goalscorers?
Last year at this time we lost six games in a row with just one goal – so nobody can accuse Carver of having a good record as Newcastle’s coach.
John will go on about the penalty – but at the end of the day we were simply not good enough – again – but we did play well from 30 minutes into the game until Liverpool’s second goal – but as we said that’s not enough.
We’ll have a report of the game out later as we saw it unfold.
We just hope none of the bottom three clubs can get 35 points and our goal difference is now -18.
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