We didn’t see that result or performance coming at Newcastle did we?
After Liverpool’s recent good run of performances and results the Newcastle defeat came as big disappointment, especially after seeing Manchester United, Manchester City and Spurs all drop points on Saturday.
Liverpool missed a great chance to close the gap on teams above them in the league and to come away with a defeat to a Newcastle team that has been struggling made the defeat really hard to take.
In fairness to Newcastle they did put in a committed performance that has been lacking in recent weeks and made it difficult for Liverpool but our players were poor and lacked the enthusiasm of recent games and the statistics that showed that Liverpool’s passing was their worst in 5 years proved how poor the team played.
Klopp has to share some of the blame by making so many changes from the team that destroyed Southampton a few days before, but with so many games played recently it is understandable for the German to rotate his squad to keep his players as fresh as possible, and the team he selected should have been good enough to take care of Newcastle but the players looked like it was just a matter of turning up and underestimated Newcastle.
The aftermath of Newcastle has now resulted in injury to insult after realising that Daniel Sturridge is once again injured, after straining his hamstring against Newcastle, good to see one player straining for the cause because it wasn’t obvious to see.
The news is disappointing but as expected as another rainy day in this country, we are led to believe that Sturridge should be back for the busy Christmas period, but we won’t be holding our breath on that assumption will we?
Better news is that Coutinho is back in training and he was sorely missed last Sunday.
I think last Sunday was a bad day at the office for Liverpool and hopefully we can bounce back against Sion tomorrow night and get back to winning ways in the league at Anfield on Sunday against West Brom.
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