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.
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,