Liverpool were held by Newcastle after a 1-1 draw with Newcastle, with fans bemoaning yet more awful finishing as the run for the top-four was dealt another blow.
Liverpool 1-1 Newcastle
Premier League (33), Anfield
April 24, 2021
Goals: Salah 3′; Willock 90+5′
Jurgen Klopp‘s champions faced a must-win game at home to the improved Magpies, as the battle for a top-four finish hots up.
Mohamed Salah fired Liverpool into an early lead with a sublime effort, killing the ball dead and half-volleying a strike past Martin Dubravka.
Joe Willock equalised in stoppage time after Callum Wilson had only just had a goal disallowed, on another disappointing and frustrating day for the Reds.
There was much fury at the final whistle…
Drop the entire season in the bin
— Ben Kelly (@bkelly776) April 24, 2021
Just get this season done and dusted now. Be arsed with this shite. Start again next year.
— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) April 24, 2021
Football, eh.. Urgh.
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) April 24, 2021
Can’t take anymore of this season
— J Connors (@Joe_Connors81) April 24, 2021
My heads fell off ???
— Darren Farley (@DFImpressionist) April 24, 2021
It's a massive shame that the greatest Liverpool team of all time (points wise etc) last season have followed it up with this season. It's absolutely embarrassing. Every single player is responsible (except those Klopp doesn't play). Fuming.
— Matt Ladson (@mattladson) April 24, 2021
— Eddie Gibbs (@eddiegibbs) April 24, 2021
absolutely atrocious in both boxes and no reaction whatsoever after the first let-off, which frankly is the biggest crime there.
terrible second sub after a very good first one imo.
a perfect run-in now or no top four and nobody to blame. anfield dropped pts rate is terrible.
— Karl Matchett (@karlmatchett) April 24, 2021
The general end product was hugely disappointing…
Champions League is gone for next season. Our players couldn't finish their dinner.
— Red (@TaintlessRed) April 24, 2021
Klopp has every right to be furious there. Liverpool got what they deserved. You cannot have that many chances and then throw it away. Just completely crumbled.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) April 24, 2021
Absolutely shocking that. A costly lesson in not taking chances and then switching off at the back when you’d just been given a fairly significant warning.
— Joanna Durkan (@JoannaDurkan_) April 24, 2021
Liverpool don’t deserve top four. This is an abysmal Newcastle team and they couldn’t put them away, despite several gilt edged chances.
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) April 24, 2021
No one to blame but ourselves. Game should’ve been done by half-time
— Keifer MacDonald (@KeiferMacd) April 24, 2021
Absolutely don’t deserve top four. Let off the hook one minute and then let them back in the next. Not good enough from the defence but the strikers should’ve scored about 5. Woeful.
— And Could He Play (@andcouldheplay7) April 24, 2021
A below-par Jota, amid others, had an awful day at the office …
That was Jota's worst performance for Liverpool by a mile. He was shocking.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) April 24, 2021
The Diogo Jota purple patch seems to be over ? pic.twitter.com/xiLmpv4Sb4
— ????? ? (@FPL_FC) April 24, 2021
Not Jota’s day. He was probably due a match like this – several good chances, no goals – to be fair.
— Andrew Beasley ? (@BassTunedToRed) April 24, 2021
I thought everything Jota touched turned to gold? What’s happened ??
— Olivia (@JotaBelieveIt) April 24, 2021
For a second game running we lost it in the end. Could have been on 58 points today. Mane, Jota so wasteful today. And Gini was horrible again. We don’t deserve champions league. #LIVNEW
— Asad Haider Khan (@AsadHaiderKhan) April 24, 2021
And there were calls for change in the summer…
2 out of the front 3 100% needs binning come summer, The problem is who do you bring in? will there be funds, but this side needs a massive overhaul #LFC
— T (@TheTwelfthM4N) April 24, 2021
This surely isn’t just form now, some of these players have been below the required level for months. It’s decline and serious changes need to happen in the summer.
— Rory Greenfield (@RoryGreenfield) April 24, 2021
— Curtis M (@CurtyM90) April 24, 2021
Should've won that comfortably. Absolutely bottled it. Woeful in the final third. Team needs a major shake up in the summer, Mane and Firmino just not good enough. #LFC
— Andrew Smith (@Andrew_Smith94) April 24, 2021
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