One of the more baffling things John Carver did at Anfield, was dropping Jonas Gutierrez.
Nobody was surprised to see Sammy Ameobi and Yoan Gouffran left out after shocking non-performances against Sunderland.
However, even the Newcastle Head Coach himself has said Jonas was one of only five players who could hold their ehads up after that latest derby defeat.
Many fans will smell a rat considering Jonn Carver was adamant through the week that he would be the one to choose to pick Jonas Gutierrez or not and no contract clauses would stop him….
One positive of the perverse decision to leave Jonas Gutierrez on the bench, was that when the Argentine midfielder did eventually replace the hopeless Gabriel Obertan, we had arguably the highlight of the night.
Jonas Gutierrez posting the following messages on Twitter after the game following an excellent reception from the Liverpool fans.
Credit to them because it came over as a very genuine display of affection for one of our few players who is a credit to the fans and the club at this moment in time.
I know it was an emotional night anyway with the Hillsborough anniversary coming up but it’s always the same with something like this, you can’t take it for granted that people will do the right thing, so you have to give a pat on the back when it happens.
You only have to compare it to the way many Manchester United fans behaved at St. James’ Park recently, choosing to try and sing over the minute’s applause in the 17th minute for Liam Sweeney and John Alder.
Watch the video below as Jonas Gutierrez prepares to come on
“Sorry for The result newcastle fans. Disculpas por el resultado newcastle fans.”
“Thanks newcastle fans and liverpool fans for The ovation at Anfield. Gracias fans de newcastle y liverpool por la ovación en Anfield.”