Liverpool, who were one of the in-form teams in the English Premier League, lost against Newcastle United at St. James' Park on Sunday as the home team played some good football to emerge victorious with the score reading 2-0. This loss happens to be Reds' manager, Jurgen Klopp's first loss in an away fixture in all competition.
The visitors will consider themselves rather unfortunate as Newcastle United took lead via an own goal as Martin Skrtel deflected the ball inside his own net during the second half.
Liverpool, who were considered favourites to take three points from the fixture, will be disappointed with the result as they had defeated teams such as Chelsea and Manchester City in their away games of late.
However one should not take anything away from this Newcastle United victory as their players gave it their all during the entire ninety minutes. They came close to the elusive goal more than once over the course of 90 minutes and their performance were enough to stop Liverpool's amazing run.
Liverpool, who enjoyed a decent possession of the ball, did get their fair share of chances throughout the game, but failed to convert their chances. This Liverpool performance has to be one of the worst under Jurgen Klopp as they failed to turn up at St. James' Park.
With Liverpool trailing, Klopp made some important changes as he brought Adam Lallana, Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi in the second half but they could not find the equaliser. Even when Moreno found the back of the net, his goal was ruled off side controversially.
With Liverpool pressing for the equaliser, the Reds provided plenty of space at the back which was exploited by Newcastle as Georginio Wijnaldum sealed the game in the 93rd minute with a delicate finish.
Liverpool did miss the quality of Emre Can, who was suspended for the game, and Philippe Coutinho via hamstring injury. Though Joe Allen and Roberto Firmino played in their positions, they lacked quality as the scoreline of 0-2 suggest.
Liverpool lie on seventh place with 23 points after their below par performance at St. James' Park Newcastle may still be in the relegation zone with this huge victory, but they need to use this win as a launching pad to climb up the standings table.