Steven Gerrard's damning verdict on Newcastle United midfield

Salah is among the star turns to be generating transfer talk at present, amid strong links to Real Madrid, and Klopp is aware that sporting and financial factors have to be considered by the Reds as they seek to keep prized assets on Merseyside. The crowd is much more settled with our style of play, nobody's nervous when you don't pass in behind constantly, so people are convinced that this team will create chances.

"At the end of the season he will be kind of thinking "you know what, I deserve better than this"". Newcastle's defeat at Anfield was actually only their second in the league in 2018, and the other was at the Etihad, against the champions-elect. Dummett, ironically told he wasn't good enough by Pardew, has been heavily criticised for his limitations, but Benitez has brought the best out of him and he is now flourishing.

"It is a credit to these boys that we look like we don't miss him, but he is not here now and we are working for our dreams".

Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes his recent performances have left Thierry Henry and Gary Neville looking "stupid" after questioning his ability to fit in at Liverpool.

Rafa Benitez will have been ignoring the critics targeting his tactics this season, and Jenas' verdict is exactly why. "We worked all week on ways to break them down", declared Oxlade-Chamberlain. It was an easy finish in the end. He has been doing it all season.

"You need a bit of luck".

"Newcastle would have said flawless moment".

"We had these situations and we've got quality".

The goal was a simple affair, but devastatingly effective, as Liverpool carved a path through the middle of the Newcastle defence in a move started by Mane in his own half and continued by Can. "Porto have won all their games since we played them", Klopp said. I know it's Manchester United afterwards but we can not change it. Against Newcastle, he drove forward throughout and helped open the game up for the hosts after a cagey first half, not to mention setting up the first goal for Salah.

"You always have to earn things like this and with a few performances we earned it."
We have to manage our squad.

After four minutes, and a mistake by Jamal Lascelles, Trent Alexander-Arnold's centre ended up at the feet of Mane although a poor touch allowed the defender to make up for his error with a tackle.

"I believe the fans will be behind us and how we fought today we try everything if we put that determination in the next game I believe we will get the win", he added.

  • Zachary Reyes