NEWCASTLE 1 VS LIVRPOOL 1 REDS FUMBLE ONCE AGAIN
Liverpool are going through a rather disturbing period of uncertainty.These guys probably don’t realize just how good they can be. They are struggling with teams they should be beating and its so annoying. Yet another weekend, Yet another dropped points. We almost dropprd points away to leicester city but thanks to Jamie Vardy’s missed penalty we managed to come away with 3 points that day. But there was no escape Yesterday as the now infamous poor defence rared its ugly head.
We were away to the club of our Old Manager RAFA BENITEZ who’s club frustrated his us thanks to a fluke goal from Joselu.
Phillipe Coutinho put Liverpool into a 28th-minute lead with a stunning 25-yard strike. If you haven’t seen the goal, wow..Go check it out. As i’m sure Barcelona have seen it too,
But Joselu equalised for the homeside seven minutes later – after Joel Matip’s tackle cannoned in off the Spaniard’s shin.
The goal once again exposed the weaknesses in the our back line, as Joselu simply ran through the huge gap between the two centre-backs to race through on Simon Mignolet.
Daniel Sturridge then missed a golden opportunity to win it for the Reds in the second half.
And we ultimately had to settle for a point – meaning they have won just one of their last seven games in all competitions.
Newcastle boss Benitez will have been pleased with a draw in his first home match against the side he bossed for six years from 2004 to 2010.
This was the first time the Toon have scored after going behind this season, and it was a fine response from last Sunday’s dismal defeat at Brighton.
Newcastle had been under serious pressure early on, with Sturridge seeing an effort blocked on its way to goal by the hand of Jamaal Lascelles – although it was not intentional.
Mohamed Salah then had a run on goal but was stopped by a great recovery challenge from DeAndre Yedlin.
Ex-Newcastle midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum hit the post from a Coutinho corner with a sublime flick, before Dejan Lovren and Sadio Mane both missed follow-ups. Poor finishing yet again prooving a problem
But brilliant Brazilian Coutinho finally put the Reds ahead when he picked up a loose ball on the left, cut inside and then unleashed past helpless Toon stopper Rob Elliot.
Our lead did not last long, however, as Jonjo Shelvey split the defence with a wonderful throughball, and though Joselu was caught by Matip, the ball still found its way past Simon Mignolet.
The Reds had the better chances to win it in the second half, with Sturridge seeing his shot blocked by the onrushing Elliot after a horror air kick from Ciaran Clark.
But Benitez’s boys managed to hold firm as the game wore on, piling more pain on Kop boss Klopp.
points shared with Manchester United to come next week. And if their form is anything to go by .our defence will nd to go for fasting and prayer. But untill then.