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Coutinho special, defending atrocious – Liverpool fans react to 2-0 victory over Newcastle

Liverpool beat Newcastle 2-0 on Monday evening, in what was a fairly comfortable win against John Carver’s struggling side. We round-up the best social media reaction on the night.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, April 13, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal against Newcastle United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

For most of the game, this was an absolute walk in the park against a lifeless Magpies side, but there were moments of worry inside Anfield.

The Reds completely bossed the opening 45 minutes but only had Raheem Sterling’s superb solo effort to show for it, and Newcastle briefly dominated after half-time.

Joe Allen scored his first Anfield goal with 20 minutes left on the clock, before Moussa Sissoko’s sending off compounded a forgettable evening for the visitors.

Sterling was bright all evening, as was the brilliant Philippe Coutinho, but the Englishman’s rash finishing was the difference between him scoring one and three. Jordan Henderson and Simon Mignolet were also terrifc.

Dejan Lovren and Glen Johnson looked like disasters waiting to happen in defence, and the likes of Mamadou Sakho and Martin Skrtel were sorely missed in that area.

The win puts Liverpool within four points of Manchester City, as their hopes of finishing in the top four just about remain alive.

Here is how social media reacted to the game:

‘Dark Metal’ on the forum:

A job done, we really need strikers though, whether that be time on the pitch for the ones we have or new ones only those in power know.

But looking at the table and seeing Southampton with a +22 GD vs our +11 hurts.

‘Hope in your heart’ on the forum:

Not a great performance, but still our players beat what was in front of them, and that was what they had to do. Two goals and another clean sheet for Mignolet.Now we can focus on Wembley!

‘scouseheadross’ on the forum:

Lucas was exceptional today, Can excellent and Coutinho breathtaking, if a little wasteful with some of his passing. Henderson was very good too and Mignolet made a brilliant save early on.

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