Alan Shearer had no doubts about what he had watched on Saturday teatime.
Martin Dubravka made the best save of the day when plucking Mohamed Diame’s shot out of the top corner.
That save preventing Newcastle making it 1-1 before half-time.
At the other end of the pitch, the stats tell you that Liverpool had only three shots on target.
They also say that Newcastle had two, though the other one on top of Diame’s was from way way out from Lejeune.
The reality though is what your eyes tell you and Alan Shearer says that this was ‘As comfortable’ a victory for the scousers ‘as you are ever going to see’.
It was in reality attack against defence and pretty much what most Newcastle fans expected.
Alan Shearer post-match reaction after Newcastle match at Anfield:
“As comfortable a 3 points for Liverpool as you’re ever going to see!”
Stats from BBC Sport:
Liverpool 2 Newcastle 0
Liverpool: Salah 40, Sane 55
Possession was Liverpool 71% Newcastle 29%
Total shots were Liverpool 14 Newcastle 7
Shots on target were Liverpool 3 Newcastle 2
Corners were Liverpool 8 Newcastle 3
Referee: Graham Scott
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Murphy (Perez 84), Diame, Merino (Hayden 73), Kenedy, Atsu, Gayle (Joselu 66)
Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Ritchie
Crowd: 53,287 (Newcastle 3,000)
To read the match ratings for Newcastle players at Anfield go HERE