The results of the Newcastle v Liverpool player ratings by fans.
Always interested to see what supporters have collectively made of the latest performance, when using our interactive ratings system.
Each player marked out of 10 and the averages below.
Moved into a back three/five, Paul Dummett (7.1) was rated Newcastle’s top man by fans, a decent defensive display and his distribution was better than most.
After that we have Martin Dubravka (6.2), nothing he could do about the two goals and I thought he once again looked very good, especially commanding his box and coming for high balls. A great signing.
Next up was Florian Lejeune (6.0), made a number of excellent blocks and interceptions and it was more Liverpool’s good play that brought the goals than any defensive blunders.
Lejeune’s partner is fourth highest and Jamaal Lascelles (5.7) was very lucky not to be red carded. For me he definitely fouled Salah at the end and I think he meant it as well, would have been very silly with the game already gone if he’d then missed Southampton next Saturday.
Only two other players achieved 5.0 or better and one of those was DeAndre Yedlin (5.3) and he put in a pretty good shift, plus arguably made a couple of the team’s most dangerous runs going forward, against limited opposition from team-mates.
The only non-defender to rate 5.0 or higher was Mohamed Diame (5.6), by far the best player outside of those at the back and as well as trying to repel the Reds, was responsible for Newcastle’s only chance, bringing a brilliant save out of Karius.
Very lowest marks were for wingers Atsu (4.2) and Murphy (4.2), having almost as thankless a task as Dwight Gayle (4.4).
Having to defend and try to support Gayle, neither winger was capable of keeping the ball long enough or really bringing others into play.
As for Gayle, saying he was feeding off scraps would be massive understatement.
Mikel Merino (4.4) was well off the pace in midfield and too often looking for imaginary fouls, whilst Kenedy (4.4) is said to be primarily a defender but looked ill at ease having to do that for 99% of the time as a wing-back. It would surely have been more productive having him further up the pitch.
Not the best set of marks from fans but pretty fair in the circumstances I thought.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 1pm Sunday:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Liverpool player ratings, go HERE and you can still input your own marks out of 10 for each player, then check back later to see whether the overall interactive ratings have changed for the team as more fans vote.
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 )
(To read Alan Shearer’s instant reaction to the game HERE)
(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Liverpool 2 Newcastle 0 – Read it HERE)
(Read what Jurgen Klopp had to say about the match HERE)