Siem de Jong has impressed Newcastle United supporters after he was finally handed his first start of the season against Liverpool.
The Dutch international has had to make do with a series of substitute appearances for the Magpies so far, but he was impressive against Liverpool.
Although the 26-year-old did not manage to get on the scoresheet, he showed some nice touches and helped Newcastle pick up a highly impressive 2-0 win.
Newcastle were expected to struggle against a fast improving Liverpool side this afternoon, but they actually put in arguably their best display of the season to pick up the three points.
The Magpies were resolute defensively, and they made Liverpool pay when they created chances going forward.
De Jong’s role in the victory was earned him a lot of plaudits, and it seems that he could be set for his first run in Newcastle’s first team since joining.
Here is the best reaction from Newcastle fans to De Jong’s perofrmance on social media site Twitter.
De Jong had a class game today like— stack (@JoshHeywood98) December 6, 2015
Siem de Jong, absolute class about time he started— Michael Gladders (@michael_gee98) December 6, 2015
Siem de Jong added calmness experience and some lead ship to the team . Played ok as well. Glad he has finally got his chance !— The Looney Toon (@The_Looney_Toon) December 6, 2015
@jamie_chandler4 they were outstanding today Siem de Jong man of match— Jason Sharpe (@sharpey009) December 6, 2015
How De Jong hasn't had a kick all season I'll never know but Big Vurn was quality today— Ky (@kyle_wilks96) December 6, 2015
Great to see Siem de Jong make a difference to our game also. About time he had a good run in the team. #toontoon— Interregnum. (@Lonesome_Dave) December 6, 2015
#nufc prove they can actually play. De Jong made a big contribution- v calm & composed; Anita was all action; Colo excellent. Keep it up!— The Clocktoys (@clocktoys) December 6, 2015
Well that's more like it. Have to say was gutted for Perez at the start but De Jong and Cisse won is that game. Lead from the front properly— Bobby Gibson (@bobbynufcgibson) December 6, 2015