Newcastle have been woeful this year and we have shown some poor form in the last five games, all of which we have lost – but we played well in patches tonight, although it still seems far too easy to score against us and Liverpool managed to get two goals, one in each half to win the game.
John Carver – still positive
This is what John Carver told Sky Sports after the game tonight:
“I thought it was good reaction after last weekend.” “We had energy and caused Liverpool some real problems and it was a huge decision that changed the game when Perez went down under Lovren’s challenge.”
“I’ve looked at it. At the time I thought it was stone-wall penalty and looking back at it, it was.” “We were tentative in the first 10 minutes but we grew into the game and started believing we could actually do something.”
“We had a little bit of pressure on their goal. We didn’t get the penalty and Ayoze Perez forced an outstanding save from the goalkeeper. We were right in the game.” We came here for three points and we’ve got none and that’s disappointing.”
“But I cannot fault the effort that we gave tonight.” “I did last weekend and rightly so but we’ve had a go tonight and it’s disappointing. Last weekend was hard to take but at least we’ve restored some pride.”
“I think he’s quite fortunate to get a yellow rather than a red if I’m being perfectly honest.” “The fact that he’s given a yellow and another it should be a one match suspension, but he’s already been sent off this season so it will be two.”
“Two’s better than three and that’s how we have to look at it.”
“We have six cup finals and we need to pick up some points by hook or by crook. That is why our fans are going to be important to us. I have enough belief in this group of lads and if we see anything near what I saw tonight there won’t be a problem.”
We definitely should have had a penalty and of course goals change games – and the referees never even have to explain why they didn’t give the penalty.
Next up is Tottenham on Sunday afternoon, and on the positive side of things, we at least will have Coloccini back and maybe Rolando Aarons too.
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