Jurgen Klopp – Newcastle Deserved To Win

In what was a shock to everybody today – including Newcastle fans – Newcastle beat Liverpool 2-0 and as the game progressed Newcastle gained more and more confidence and then went ahead after 72 minutes when a Gini Wijnaldum shot was deflected into his own net by Martin Skrtel.

And then in stoppage time – that was over six minutes for some reason – Gini scored when he was brilliantly set up by Moussa Sissoko who put in the perfect low ball for Gini, who quite brilliantly chipped the ball delicately over the Liverpool goalkeeper for the 3 points.

The Newcastle fans went absolutely crazy since it was only our third league win this season and only the sixth league win all year.

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Jurgen Klopp – on the touchline today

Liverpool were unlucky when a good goal by Moreno was flagged for offside – but it was a perfectly good goal after 79 minutes and that would have made it 1-1.

So Newcastle had some luck in the game.

Jurgen Klopp was magnanimous in defeat and he thought his side – for whatever reason – did not play well today and he thought Newcastle deserved the win.

This is what Jurgen said immediately after the game to Sky Sports when asked what went wrong:

“Nearly everything.” “The start, the middle and the end. Obviously it was not a good football game. That was 50% because of Newcastle and 50% because of Liverpool.

“If you think about which situation Newcastle are in, and which situation we are in, then you can say they deserved the win.”

“I couldn’t see that we should have won three points, and that’s the problem, because we were not good enough today and we didn’t do what we could do.”

“And I don’t know why. I have to think about this, I have to see it again, I have to analyse it, and then I will know more about it.”

“But of course it’s hard work here, that’s clear. But it should not be this hard work. We could do better, play much more football. We didn’t do it. We played no counter pressing.”

“Pressing was not good. Newcastle didn’t only play long balls, they did build up, but we were not there.” “We were not compact enough. So a lot of things we didn’t do well. But better you lose a bad game than a good game, and it’s easier to make it better.”

“Sometimes you have to get dirty points. I have no problem with dirty points really. Not in games like this today. But if you ask me who is the deserved winner – then my feeling is it is more Newcastle than we are.”

It was a great win for our lads and hopefully it will give them confidence for the very tough trip to White Hart Lane next Sunday,

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23 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #1

    If we played anywhere near that week in week out there wouldn’t be so much doom and gloom, even when results don’t go our way people are happy when they see the lads put a shift in, I was at a game a few years back when Chelsea beat us 0-3 but they got a standing ovation at the end. Of course every team has off days but we have had far too many, another gritty performance against Spurs and it’ll set up a nice way to put a nail in Villas coffin.

  • Belfast

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #2

    Tactically out thought today Jurgen my old mucka. Out fought and out ran.

    Hope this helps.

    Belfast xx

  • aussiemag

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #3

    We got very lucky for once.
    Hope that continues into Tottenham game we definatly need it

  • toon kk

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #4

    Great win, first time we’ve worked hard as a team for a long time, gini was class.

  • jimmysmith

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #5

    I like Peres and Mitrovic, but Cisse and De Jong have experience they lack and the team need. I hope they contribute. It’s far better to have depth, and experience, and really, Mitrovic and Peres are great options off the bench to bring on late against against tired legs. It’s one game of course, and Cisse in particular has been borderline disgraceful in recent times, but obviously the pair have something to offer. I suppose getting picked to start in such a big game helped instil some running.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #6

    I wouldn’t say we were that lucky, even there disallowed goal was called before he hit it, he might not of controlled it like that had he known he was onside

  • Belfast

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #7

    I wonder what happened with Mitrovic though. Seems to be in the dog house.

    I would still rather play him than Cisse to be honest.

    Says a lot about our transfer policy when two of our star signings can’t get in a team that’s in the bottom 3.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Competition for places, successeful teams have been swearing by it for years, waste of money to Mikey !

  • Belfast

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #9

    Definitely more work rate from Cisse these days to be fair.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #10

    Cisse is currently playing for a move in January or for us to give him a new deal like Colo has !!

    Its always been our senior players who have let us down in the past but they stood up today its just up to them to keep it going

  • jimmysmith

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #11

    Yeah, Cisse needs to run about. Press from the front and make those trademark late runs in the box to finish, which he can do extraordinarily well. He wouldn’t have taken kindly to playing second fiddle to Mitrovic, but that’s no excuse. You need 11 willing runners though, and 11 talkers, and we’ve sadly lacked that. McC says its because they are young. I think it’s because to many of them haven’t had the right incentives, for far too long.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #12

    Don’t think we got lucky – didn’t see the shots on-off target but I think Liverpool only had one shot on target. If so is that not good defending for a change?

  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #13

    the best thing is the effect our unexpected win will have on confidence. If Macca insists on a high work rate or get dropped then fine.
    A draw against Spuds and win against Villa and we might get into a bit of reasonable form, at least out of the losing run.
    The glass jaw will be reinforce by confidence.

  • jimmysmith

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #14

    You can play the ball into De Jong, which you can’t do to Cisse, and De Jong should bring poise and passing to release him, which Peres may not be quite yet capable of. But of course he needs to run about too, and so do Sissoko and Wijnaldum. No slacking off. I’m not sure I’d run around for Mike Ashley either though.

  • Mag52

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #15

    How about that for a classy summary of a match by a losing manager from old Clippety Klopp.
    Can anyone imagine Fergie or Mourinho coming out with similar comments ?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #16

    I think Cisse should be kept on, he’s a 3/1 striker which isn’t bad at all these days, but does he want to stay

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #17

    @Jail for Ashley

    Thats what I think as well hes a player who when hes older wont mind a bit part role plus hes got about 7 girlfriends in the Toon to keep him company….

    A 2 year deal to keep him here while we get other players developed would be a good idea but yeah it depends whether he has had enough of playing for us

  • optimistic prime

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #18

    More unbelievable than the win was thr 90 minute performance.

    Commitment from everyone no shirking, thought Anita was mom yet some really good performances all round. Liked SDJ talking to everyone thought he was a bit unlucky at times.

    All Dr Jekyll and no Mr Hyde, on that note. Can’t beleive the difference from certain players today, after that there can be no excuses.

    More of the same please, point at spuds would be nice before a home drubbing of Villa.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Dec 6, 2015 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #19

    Would like to see De Jong , Perez , Wijnaldum and Sissoko all playing together behind Mitrovic or Cisse

    Then just having Anita as the defensive midfielder with Colback on the bench

  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 6, 2015 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #20

    jimmy smith

    Cisse had some fantastic hold up play today. Controlled the ball very well and kept laying it off nice and simple.

  • jimmysmith

    Dec 6, 2015 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #21

    Did he? I’ve only seen the highlights, but I think it’s fair too say that we’ve not seen that consistently from him or anything like it in his time here for us.

  • Ravostag

    Dec 6, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #22

    The last Manager so magnanimous in defeat was the great Sir Bobby. Klopp is a class act like Sir Bobby, could you imagine the misery, moaning and excuses of Mourinho, Wenger, Pardew, Pulis, and Hughes etc etc!!

  • eddyinpoole

    Dec 6, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #23

    need to start with mitrovic against spurs and de jong,cisse cant hold the ball or bring others into play.people comment on de jongs lack of pace but his intelligence more than makes up for that,give him a run in the side and his quality will come through as well as a few goals.onwards and upwards.


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