Liverpool didn’t exactly cover themselves in glory at St, James’ Park today as the wheels seem to be coming off on Merseyside.
Liverpool in 12 league games since they beat Newcastle 3-1 at Anfield on 30th December, have just two wins and two draws for a measly 8 points.
Liverpool are doing great in the Cups this season, but their league form is relegation stuff, and how much has Kenny Dalglish spent on players in the last 15 months?
Andy Carroll should have scored in the first half after just 10 minutes, when he was straight through on goal, but instead of shooting the ball home, he tried to round Tim Krul and dived pathetically for a penalty, and he was given a yellow card.
And then with Liverpool trailing 2-0, Pepe Reina saved a header from Mike Williamson on 82 minutes, and then raced out of his goal and brushed by James Perch, and he then stupidly went back and head-buuted Perch.
The only thing we didn’t understand was why Perch got a yellow card – and why didn’t Newcastle get a penalty – if it’s a red card offense then it’s a foul – so it’s a penalty because it took place in the penalty box?
Pepe Reina should be ashamed of himself, as he let both his team and the fans down, and as we said Liverpool didn’t exactly come out of this game smelling like roses.
Newcastle are now 11 points clear of Liverpool in the league table and level with Chelsea on 523 points and now are away at Swansea on Good Friday.