Newcastle 3-1 Liverpool

Premier League
Saturday 11 December 2010 - 5:30 pm
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Liverpool slumped to another humiliating defeat to a newly promoted side in a debacle on Tyneside.

Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton, two Merseysiders, were amongst the goalscorers for the Geordies rubbing salt in the wounds of another insipid league performance as the reds head towards the midway point of the Premier League season.

It may only be December, but Liverpool look already condemned to another season without Champions League football and the reds worst league finish in over 50 years looks more than a distinct possibilty.

Kevin Nolan put the home side ahead, managed for the first time by Alan Pardew, after just 15 minutes.  Liverpool mustered one chance of note in the first half.

Dirk Kuyt hit back, with a lucky deflection, just after half time, but as the game wore on Liverpool looked increasingly out of their depth and Newcastle in the ascendancy.

Barton walked through the reds defence in the 83rd minute to score Newcastle’s second, moments after he had suggested Fernando Torres perform a sexual act on him.  This was Barton’s first game back after a lengthy miss for his previous poor conduct.

In stoppage time, Newcastle compounded the reds misery with a third killer goal. Andy Carroll, the revelation of the season, was there to add another to his Premier League account.

After 17 games the reds lie in 9th, although both the mighty Blackburn and Blackpool have a game in hand on the reds, and Liverpool’s goal difference returns to negative figures.

A depressing day for Liverpool’s travelling fans, and Liverpool’s watching fans.  Unfortunately, we can see no sign of improvement on the horizon.

7 comments on
Newcastle 3-1 Liverpool

  1. Just a thought on all those who are “slagging” of Torres, yes this is not his best season for one reason or other, but (a) He is still our leading goal scorer in the premiership (b) His goals alone have been responsible for 7extra points without which we would be next to bottom (c) He has the highest number of assists in the team this season 5, (d) He has not scored a goal when he has played alongside Ngog. Stop playing 442 and play to his strengths, Hodgson is to blame for Torres this season

  2. So we’ve gone from a man who gave us our best ever premier league season to a man who will give us what is shaping up to be our worst. Progress? Why should we be surprised though, this man has an awful away record at every club he has managed in this country. Clearly when it went to 1-1 Roy was happy to hold on for a draw, hence we became second best as soon as Kuyt scored. Until that point we’d been the better team

    • That very man who gave us a “best ever season” is struggling at Inter now and could soon be sacked!.He was overrated from the beginning that is now being exposed.

      We need a Hiddink type of manager

      • Hang on a minute you. I’m not suggesting we get Rafa back, I’m merely saying that those like you that whinged and moaned about Rafa all the time, despite the fact we were challenging for the league and champions league cannot say this is progress. Rafa had his failings, but we had more to be proud about under him than at any time since Kenny was boss. Hiddink’s record isn’t all that. Sacked by Fenerbace, Valencia, Madrid, despite inheriting a CL winning team. Betis sacked him too!

  3. it seems every away game is woefull. the image of hodgsons sums it all up. the players have to also take blame as well. even if the manager is fired we still have the same players

  4. I was feeling good after the Villa win but now it’s back to reality!.We normally put a cricket score past them, today we were just terrible again.Torres looks disinterested where as Ngog and Kuyt are not Liverpool class, the new signings like Jovanovic are making no impact either.

    Hodgson has to take responsibility for the tactics and some of the terrible signings like Poulson who wasn’t playing where as Joe Cole is another disappointment.Give Hodgson until end of the season to improve things

  5. Embarasing from a so called top 4 team. The whole lot bar Reina should be fined a weeks wage and given to charity. The one to stand out by a mile was Torres if Tevez goes they will come in for Torres he either needs to sort his head out or go. Roy should seriously consider his options. Can’t wait till January then we will see WHO has loyalty.

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