Faustino Asprilla says that Newcastle United’s display against Liverpool was their best in a long time.
Newcastle beat Liverpool 2-0 at St. James’ Park earlier today, as they moved closer to safety after picking up an unlikely victory.
Many expected an improving Liverpool side to put Newcastle to the sword, but Steve McClaren’s side stood firm throughout the contest.
The Magpies showed heart and desire, and Asprilla felt that their victory was well deserved in the end.
@NUFC deserve to win. They have been superb. Been a long time since they have played as well as this.— Faustino Asprilla (@TinoasprillaH) December 6, 2015
Newcastle took the lead in the fixture through an own-goal by Martin Skrtel, and then they managed to thwart Liverpool’s threat.
Although Jurgen Klopp’s side did have a goal wrongfully ruled out for offside, the Magpies’ defence generally coped well, and they limited Liverpool’s chances.
Georginio Wijnaldum rounded off the triumph with a breakaway goal late on, and the victory has increased optimism levels around St. James’ Park considerably.
Newcastle have been short of form throughout the campaign so far, but if they can keep turning out performances of the quality they showed against Liverpool, they are bound to start moving away from trouble.
Asprilla wasn't the only Newcastle striking great to be impressed by his old side's performance, either, as Alan Shearer also heaped praise on the Tyneside club after the match.