A rollercoaster was what Liverpool strapped us onto on Sunday, a ride that first made your stomach sink before making your heart soar.
For the second week in a row, Liverpool had to play with 10 men, only this time it was for more than 60 minutes. And yet…
With our hearts now back in rhythm, we can take a look at a number of standout stats from the victory with the help of FotMob.
Record high for Liverpool’s No. 1
He’s simply the best, there’s no other way to say it.
“I’m here for that. That is part of my job. I’m there to help the team,” he coolly said post-match.
Typically understated, but his performance is worthy of applause and adulation.
Eddie Howe described his save for Almiron’s shot as “the best I’ve ever seen in my life.” We’d be hard pressed to disagree.
What a goalkeeper.
100% accuracy for Nunez
The man of the moment.
Nunez has yet to start this season, and he used that bottled up emotion to devastating effect, with his only two shots of the game nestling into the back of the net.
Two shots, two goals. 100 percent accuracy.
But as you can see from FotMob’s shot map (above), the strikes were not from easy angles and, in fact, he scored his two goals from an xG of 0.43 – clinical.
A match-winning 13-minute cameo from a man that injects unpredictability into the team, and the emotion in his celebrations spoke volumes.
Bodies on the line
It was not the day for Liverpool to dominate possession (60 percent vs. 40 in Newcastle‘s favour), expected goals (1.99 vs. 0.88), or total shots (23 vs. 9).
But it was a day for the Reds to throw their bodies on the line, they had to be accountable with 10 men and they led interceptions (eight vs. five), blocks (four vs. two) and clearances (19 vs. 15).
Klopp 11, Howe 0
Jason Tindall isn’t quite shushing Klopp now, is he? Karma.
He might think he’s the main man but, in fact, that title is Howe’s – a manager who has now tasted 11 consecutive Premier League defeats against Klopp’s Liverpool.
No wonder he is a little sour towards us!
In that time, Liverpool have scored 29 whilst Howe’s side have managed only four goals.
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