Newcastle are going from strength to strength at the moment. Their first Premier League win has now turned into three in a row - with a Capital One Cup victory over defending champions Manchester City sandwiched in between.
For Liverpool, however, things just go from bad to worse.
"We were punished for a mistake and that is what cost us the game. We passed the ball well," Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers told BT Sport after the game.
"The options in front of the ball were good but we probably lacked that little bit in the final third of the field. We did not create as much as we would have liked.
"It is not about Mario Balotelli, it is about the team. We lost the game today. We collectively lost as a team and we are disappointed at that."
But where the Reds went wrong, the Magpies got things right yet again. Supporters took to St James' Park with 'Alan Pardew - back from the dead' signs and Newcastle pounced to ensure their opponents couldn't return from the dead today, Ayoze Perez's second-half winner securing a 1-0 win.
Premier League debutant Mehdi Abeid, meanwhile, turned in some performance on Tyneside. And, as happy as Newcastle fans were with their overall performance, there was a lot of love for the 22-year-old Frenchman in particular on Twitter after the game...
I'm so chuffed for Abeid. Been a tidy player in the waiting for so long. And Perez. Oh Perez. #NUFC— Khoi Nguyen (@Nguyen5) November 1, 2014
Mehdi Abeid was quality today, he needs to be starting every week, absolute unit in the middle of the park #nufc— Jacob Jackman (@JakeJackmann) November 1, 2014
Ridiculous how close Mehdi Abeid was to leaving on a free in the summer. #nufc— Michael Nee (@neesy111) November 1, 2014
The central three of Colback, Abeid and Sissoko were simply awesome. Perez’ work rate was just as impressive as his goal. #NUFC— Chris (@Chris_Hewitson) November 1, 2014
Mehdi Abeid was class as well. I'd much rather have him playing than Anita. #nufc— John James (@john_j88) November 1, 2014
Abeid was insane. Think we've found our Cabaye replacement (like I've been saying all along). #NUFC— Andrew Jobling (@AMJ93NUFC) November 1, 2014