Anybody watching Newcastle United in their last three games and had been on the moon since last August would have thought that Newcastle were indeed a top eight side this season.
But of course we are in 19th place and fighting for our lives in the Premier League after the worst season ever in our Premier League history.
Certainly after 35 games played we have the lowest points total ever – 30 points and just seven wins.
Jurgen Klopp and Rafa Benitez before the game
And after the game Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made this short statement about Newcastle:
“Nobody understands why Newcastle are in the relegation zone,”
That´s a good revealing statement from Klopp, especially when you are also told after arriving back from the moon that Newcastle spent the most money of any Premier League club this season on new players in the transfer market – £82M.
There were eight players signed and yet only two started the game yesterday – Chancel Mbemba and Andros Townsend.
The reason we are in such trouble is the abysmal and inept running of the club by Mike Ashley and the Newcastle Board led (is that the right word?) by Lee Charnley.
Hopefully Rafa Benitez can save us this season, but that is by no means certain.
There needs to be some strong action taken by owner Mike Ashley after his review of the season and heads should roll.
Whatever happens, if Ashley can keep Rafa Benitez at the club – even if we are relegated – there is great hope ahead for Newcastle fans.
If he cannot there is none.