Problems mount for Rodgers as Perez gives Newcastle 1-0 win over Liverpool

Newcastle United 1 - 0 Liverpool

  • 73" Ayoze Pérez

Ref: Andre Marriner
Attendance: 52,166

Newcastle United

Liverpool's poor season continued as Newcastle ran out 1-0 winners at St. James' Park.

Liverpool have struggled to replicate last season's title challenge so far this term, with £100m worth of new signings failing to really settle in Brendan Rodgers' side - particularly in attack, where Luis Suarez is desperately missed.

After a 0-0 draw with Hull last weekend, the Reds notched a much-needed 2-1 win over Swansea City in the Capital One Cup, and fans had hoped that the victory would bring some confidence to Liverpool's players.

However, that didn't happen today, as they slumped to yet another poor result with a 1-0 loss away at a resurgent Newcastle United.

Liverpool could only muster six shots on goal in the entire game - a far cry from last season's devastating attacking play, with Mario Balotelli once again struggling.

Yet despite the new signings of Dejan Lovren and Alberto Moreno, Liverpool still look poor defensively, which showed yet again this afternoon.

It was Moreno who was at fault for the winning goal, as the former Sevilla left back dallied on the ball inside the penalty area, and his compatriot Ayoze Perez who continued his impressive form with another goal, turning his shot past Simon Mignolet.

The problems are now mounting for Rodgers, but Magpies boss Alan Pardew deserves credit for an impressive turn in fortunes, as Newcastle have now won their last four games in all competitions.


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Team Lineups

Newcastle United

  • Tim Krul
  • Daryl Janmaat
  • Paul Dummett
  • Fabricio Coloccini
  • Steven Taylor
  • Gabriel Obertan
  • Moussa Sissoko
  • Jack Colback
  • Sammy Ameobi
  • Mehdi Abeid
  • Papiss Demba Cissé


  • Yoan Gouffran
  • Rémy Cabella
  • Massadio Haidara
  • Rolando Aarons
  • Ayoze Pérez
  • Ryan Taylor
  • Robert Elliot


  • Simon Mignolet
  • Glen Johnson
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Dejan Lovren
  • Joe Allen
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Alberto Moreno
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Mario Balotelli
  • Philippe Coutinho


  • Emre Can
  • Bradley Jones
  • Rickie Lambert
  • Kolo Touré
  • Adam Lallana
  • Fabio Borini
  • Javier Manquillo

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