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Liverpool Too Strong As Newcastle Fall 3-1 At Anfield



Both sides came out unchanged from the first half. It was back and forth to start as Newcastle had some of the ball in Liverpool’s half.

Newcastle had a golden chance as Atsu found Emil Krafth in the box however, the result was the same as at Norwich as he fired his shot over the bar. That was a missed opportunity for the Swede.

Liverpool got a good spell of possession after the opening ten minutes of the second half. The tempo dropped some as they worked the ball into the box. Their wing-backs were also able to launch some lethal crosses which Dubravka and the defenders did well to handle.

In the 67th minute Emil Krafth, who was having trouble containing Andrew Robertson, was substituted for Javier Manquillo. It was a tough day for the 25-year-old. Miguel Almiron would also make way for Yoshinori Muto

Just a few minutes later, Firmino had a beautiful flick which sent Salah through on goal. He put the ball past Dubravka to make it 3-1. Fabian Schar was one of the only ones to react but slipped in his attempt to tackle Salah.

Fabian tried to valiantly soldier on after receiving treatment but was replaced by Federico Fernandez in the 80th minute. We have to hope this is just a knock and nothing serious.

The game fizzled out as Liverpool were content with a 3-1 win. This was a decent performance from the side. Against a side like Liverpool, you will get punished when you make a mistake. The lads lacked the luck they had at Tottenham as Liverpool were able to take their chances. A few defensive mishaps cost the side, but this was an expected result which doesn’t damage our goal difference too much.


35 comments so far

  • chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #1

    What a complete waste of VAR.

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #2

    Arse. In general.

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #3

    No disgrace against one of the best attacking teams in Europe.

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #4

    Lee Ryder:

    It all had a familiar feel to it by the end at Anfield for Newcastle United.

    The history books have now confirmed that the wait for a victory on Liverpool’s famous hallowed turf for the black and whites will roll into a 26th year in the Premier League.

    And on a day in which the European champions bossed possession throughout and created more than 20 goal attempts, it’s sadly a case of a new boss at Newcastle, same old outcome.

    3
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #5

    Need the likes of Lejeune, Ritchie, Carroll, Longstaff and St .Max back proper fit ASAP. Next home game against Brighton is now a critical one.

    0
  • ChicoUSA

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #6

    Decent effort from team: simply lacked that bit of quality needed to compete against an elite club. Made a few mistakes that were exploited by Champions League winning squad.

    2
  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #7

    doesn’t matter. win or lose against Liverpool is not what keeps us up.

    its the likes of Norwich and Watford which we bottled. 1 point from that 6.
    next game against Brighton is HUGE.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Ron I saw a League Cup win there in a lot less than 26 years ago. Watto (Watson) the scorer.

    2
  • Mag :P

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #9

    Mag 😛

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #56
    Not disappointed with the performance today, thought we gave it everything.

    I’m not a fan of Shelvey but this is a game that he can’t influence and he only got the nod because of the injury to Longstaff so I’m not angry at him for his display, he was better then I thought he would be.

    Atsu and Joelinton look really good so far, seen some negative comments about Joelinton’ hold up play but I thought he was excellent at it up against Matip and Van Dijk. Atsu with another assist and just overall a great performance.

    Almiron is so disappointing, he has great qualities but he’s definitely not suited to this league. You need more then pace and enthusiasm.

    Good subs by Bruce who didn’t get much wrong apart from keeping the shocking Krafth on the pitch that long.

    And honesty I’m sick to death of the linesmen flagging tight calls. It’s so ridiculous when you have VAR.

    2
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #10

    At the end of the weekend sadly we’ll be back down with the dead men, so Brighton game (as in comment 7) is HUGE!!!!!

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #11

    We won’t be the only club that’ll come away from Anfield pointless, most of us expected to lose so not a major disappointment.

    1
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #12

    Atsu had a decent game along with Joelinton, Shelvey and Willems (great goal) but are Almiron, Atsu and Mutu really strong enough for this level?

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #13

    Can’t believe some were lauding Almiron as the heir to HBAs throne. Chalk and cheese. The best make it look easy.

    1
  • chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #14

    Well said Mag : P. If linesmen lost their wages and were dropped for one match for making a wrong call, it would soon stop.

    4
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #15

    Is it just me but it appeared that whenever there was a lose ball it went straight to a LPool player, don’t think it was just down to work rate either.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #16

    Eventually want to see:

    _______________Dubravka___________________
    _______Schar____Lascelles____Dummett
    Yedlin______________________________Willems
    ___________Hayden___LongstafforShelvey
    _____ASM_______________________Atsu
    ________________JoelintonorCarroll

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #17

    Sorry Ron Knee that Steve Watson winner WAS a long time ago 1995 – 24 years in fact. Haven’t the years flown?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #18

    Wonder if Almiron was a good pick for this game after games for his country.

    He was leaden footed in one on one runs against defenders losing out in most of them, perhaps some bench time is needed!

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #19

    Newcastle goalscorer Jetro Willems: “It’s disappointing because we had two mistakes in the game and they led to two goals. If you give Liverpool a chance they will take it.

    “In the first 20 we were really good, we were searching for the space, passing well, looking calm. They put pressure on us and we let is change us.

    “We have played some quite tough games but we are not doing terrible. We need to keep going and keep believing. That is what is important.”

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  • cyprus

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #20

    Like I said earlier, to get anything against a top team you must not make any mistakes, be at your best and be lucky.

    It was better result (better than last season) than many were predicting, but it’s still a loss.

    On VAR, it’s meant to cut out clear and obvious errors, so fair game there. They could’ve had a penalty themselves.

    On Almiron, I still have plenty of time for him. A good footballer is a good footballer, but he needs help. Example: he gets the ball in our half, holds on despite the challenges, progresses thirty yards. Then an extra Liverpool player comes to help and then a third. Still, Almiron makes time to look up for a pass. Joel offside, no one for a pass. One on three, he loses the ball. Ridiculous (on the part of his colleagues).

    Anyway, overall, there’s fight in this team, I think we’ll be alright.

    3
  • Ron Knee

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #21

    WLG

    … when you’re having fun!

    1
  • toon22

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #22

    “You can’t blame Bruce for the Ritchie, Longstaff or Schar injuries.”

    Ok its his coaches then

    As we didnt have this under Rafa

    Did we

    6
  • IrishRob

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #23

    Shelvey didnt have a great game but that was expected.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #24

    Whatever we say about VAR the result was a 3-1 defeat. Liverpool were far too good for us in every department. We tried very hard but were chasing shadows for most of the game and when did get the ball we just booted up field, only for it to come straight back. The gifted goal just before half time was the killer . If we could have gone in 1-1 at half time, we still were in with a chance of a point but sadly the cream always seems to come up to the top.

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #25

    Bruce getting credit on BT for trying to keep rafa security but become more expressive. Deserves better players as rafa did too. Beginning to wonder if almiron can be chalked down as another poor effort from both rafa and nickson. Probably too early but all im reading today is headless chicken etc.

    1
  • IrishRob

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #26

    When are peoples eyes gonna open up and when is Bruce gonna do something about it, we are not conditioning our players right. They keep dropping like flies.

    3
  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #27

    It’s easy to criticise individuals but you really need to look at how we set up against a top team. Almirin is going nowhere against that defence regularly having three men around him and no support simply b cause we couldn’t afford to commit going forward. Bruce evidently thought our strength was sit back and ping long searching balls to the runners, kind of worked ending with Willems (lovely goal btw) but having been completely sussed there was of course no other plan and the inevitable happened. A mismatched squad, a one dimensional coach and a war of attrition for the season. Still we got one more goal than i thought we would and conceded one less so that’s a plus.

    2
  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #28

    Munster just for a day try going on a Benitez free diet just have a go man will you? 😐

    5
  • Munster Mag

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #29

    Shelvey just doesnt have the athleticism rob sadly.

    0
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #30

    Yeah Ron we had a much stronger team in 1995 and I was there! Even won in the league against Liverpool at SJP. Watto with the winner again I think.
    We’ve fallen a long way sadly since those days but at least we still have our memories eh!

    2
  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #31

    I fail to see the expressive bit. When was it?

    1
  • cyprus

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #32

    On VAR. It’s early doors, it needs work.
    Eg. Linesmen should raise their flags only when there’s an obvious offside. Let the game roll on for a designated time and only then stop the game if it was offside.

    On goalmouth action, same, if not obvious, instruct the referee to keep it going. If there was an infingement, alert the ref.

    Or…something: needs fine tuning. It isn’t going away, it is more fair.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #33

    Cyprus

    He ends up in those positions because he runs into them, right where defenders want him. They know he just picks it up and runs with it so just shepherd him down an alley he’s all too keen to go down. Has no sense of tempo and building an attack.

    Atsu conversely doesn’t end up in those situations because he uses space, has better movement, twists and turns, can hold off challenges, has the vision and awareness to link up before he ends up down an alley, slows it down at times and generally just has much better ball control and dribbling skill.

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 14, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #34

    Bleatin the guys on the box dont agree with your SB criticism. But your bias is well known. I want miggy to be a success but wud u view him as a good buy so far?

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  • cyprus

    Sep 14, 2019 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #35

    Point taken, don’t entirely agree. Still, it was Atsu who made the first error before Dubravka, I believe.

    Anyway don’t want to bash any particular player today, not even the keeper. We played against a team that regularly delivers drubbings.

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