After much talk through last week about potential changes, only Ayoze Perez was left out of the line-up against Liverpool and Siem de Jong brought in for a rare start.
The consensus seems to be that Siem de Jong had a decent 68 minutes on the pitch, helping to link up play and with the added bonus of adding some leadership to the team, encouraging those around him.
With the score still 0-0. Ayoze Perez was the man to replace the former Ajax midfielder.
Within a minute Newcastle took the lead and of course went on to win 2-0, with Ayoze Perez having a lively 20 minutes.
The question is, what should Steve McClaren do this coming weekend.
Should Siem de Jong keep his place and Ayoze Perez start from the bench again?
Should Ayoze Perez reclaim his place in the team and Siem de Jong return to bench duties?
Or are these two of Newcastle’s most talented players and BOTH deserve to be in the team, with another player making way?
Please vote below.