Newcastle fail to improve on last season’s points total after falling 3-1 to Liverpool. Though even if we had somehow gotten a result, it’s been a bizarre season that’s hard to compare to others.
Our goal difference is atrocious as we hit the -20 mark after today’s defeat. Dwight Gayle’s early goal leaves us at only 38 for the season. These both must drastically improve next season.
Before the game, it was announced that Martin Dubravka was named as the Player of the Year. However, he had another rough outing against Liverpool as we lose by the same scoreline as the defeat at Anfield in September.
To be honest, there weren’t too many Magpies to stand out in this one as Liverpool dominated the match after conceding the early goal. Newcastle defended well with the makeshift backline in the first half.
However, some ball watching at the back paved the way for Divock Origi and Sadio Mane to get two second-half goals to give the visitors a comfortable victory.
We thought Federico Fernandez was a warrior once again at the back. He’s played every minute since the restart and has really become an unsung hero during this strange season.
It was also great to see young Kelland Watts make his Newcastle debut. It’s just a pity that circumstances meant he couldn’t get a rousing St James Park welcome from the fans.