Liverpool beat Newcastle rather easily this afternoon by a score of 2-0, and after Newcastle’s initial resistance it all seemed too easy for the Reds.
Mo Salah and Sadio Mane scored the goals that got Liverpool a very comfortable 3 points, and it puts Newcastle one place lower in the table in 5th bottom place (16th) just 2 points above the drop zone.
Rafa Benitez – unhappy with mistakes and result
Rafa Benitez was not happy with the result or the mistakes Newcastle made after the game:
“I am not happy, I don’t like to lose games” “The game plan has to be good for 90 minutes. We were defending well and we need to be more dangerous on counter-attack.
“We had a chance with Mo Diame and that changed everything.” “The second half we had another mistake, conceded another second goal, I had to change things and we were then more open.”
“I am happy with the approach of the team, the work rate, but not the result.”
“We knew they were dangerous, the way they pressed quickly, we knew that we had to be careful with that.”
“You cannot guarantee you won’t make mistakes, and when you make mistakes, with the players they have up front, you will pay for that.”
Next up we have a relegation 6 pointer against Southampton next Saturday, and then we have a three-week break in the action.
If we lose that game it will seem like a six-week break – we must win these next two games against Southampton and Huddersfield at home.
If we can get 6 points from those games, we will be in much better shape.