Monday night’s game saw Newcastle, not at their best and we suffered our first defeat in five games.
In fact, the last defeat was a 2-0 loss also in Liverpool against the Reds.
Not many players on Monday shone in what was a mediocre game to watch.
But our Man of the Match has been a revelation this year – and Mo Diame gets the top spot with 43% of the vote.
Mo has one year left on his contract in June and we are hoping Mo gets (say) a two-year extension to his current contract in the summer – he deserves it.
Mo Diame challenges Wayne Rooney on Monday night
His continued good form as the holding midfielder is proving to Rafa this is not just a flash in the pan from the 30-year-old former Senegal International.
We need his experience in the side, and it’s interesting that our two players in the engine room during our good form this year – Diame and Shelvey – are also our two most experienced players.
Other players who had decent games for us at Goodison Park were Kenedy, Dummett, and Lejeune, who is really starting to look the part alongside Jamaal Lascelles in central defense.