When Newcastle United lined up to face Liverpool, there were some fans who were fearing the worst.
So while they ended up losing the game 3-1, plenty of their fans were not too disappointed, taking their side’s performance and fight as an encouraging sign:
FULL TIME: Liverpool 3 Newcastle United 1
Jetro Willems opened the scoring for the Magpies, but a brace from Sadio Mané and a second half strike from Mo Salah sealed the win for the Reds at Anfield.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) September 14, 2019
There was, of course, also the incredible strike from Jetro Willems, where he cut inside Trent Alexander-Arnold and smashed the ball out of Adrian’s reach, into the top corner.
Newcastle only had 24.4% of possession in the game, as per WhoScored, which gives an indication of how hard they had to work to stay in the game for the length of time they did, as well as keeping the score down.
They also made 19 tackles, 11 interceptions and an impressive total of 33 clearances throughout the match.
With all of the effort and grit that went into the performance, many Newcastle fans were not complaining despite the result.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the performance, including posts from impressed Newcastle fans, can be seen below:
Not bad considering we Los 4-0 here last year, we move to next week and look to get 3 points against Brighton
— Football / Cricket Polls (@FootyCricketPol) September 14, 2019
Good effort, lads ran their socks of. Liverpool quality showed in the end. We can also be frustrated that we caused our own problems for the three goals. Nothing to be ashamed of.
— Dean (@Bix1985) September 14, 2019
Not the worst lets be honest.
— Elliot (@Zurrbs) September 14, 2019
Fought hard against the champions of europe #hwtl
— tom (@Bennett11_) September 14, 2019
Tbh I don’t think we played bad we got to remember this is Liverpool arguably the best team in the country
— Liam (@LiamNUFC1998) September 14, 2019
Brave performance boys.BUT come January we need another proper centre back please.
— Noel Batchelder (@nrbatchelder) September 14, 2019
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