Liverpool were in shambles at St. James park as they lost 2-0 to Newcastle United. Klopp learns a lesson that sometimes it’s not just about playing extremely good and effective football, sometimes all that matters is a result ugly or beautiful is not the concern.
That’s exactly what happened to Reds at Newcastle. Overwhelmed and over pressurized by their emphatic mid week victory over Southampton the scousers couldn’t deal with the pressure when it mattered. As Klopp himself said “we took pressure at unnecessary times where there was no pressure on us.”
Away from home and dominating the possession with 59% Liverpool were all over the park and 12 attempts on goal explains the fact. But 3 shots on target explain how nervy they were in front of the goal.
An own goal from Martin Skrtel in 69th minute and Wijnaldum’s brilliant finish in 90th minute ensured that Liverpool stay at the 7th spot with 23 points.