BBC pundit Garth Crooks is at it again, claiming Jurgen Klopp’s men ‘should have smashed Newcastle out of sight’ during Sunday’s game at St James’ Park.
Garth recently warned Newcastle united fans that our ‘bubble would soon burst’ and this comment in his weekly BBC column he hardly paints Sunday’s draw in a great light considering we put in such a gritty display:
“What is wrong with Liverpool?’
“The Reds should have smashed Newcastle out of sight, but instead they limp away from St James’ Park with a point.”
Whilst Liverpool undoubtedly had chances to win the game, we put in a disciplined and dogged performance and were by no means there for the taking to be ‘smashed out of sight’ – quite a disrespectful way of putting it from Garth after what was a spirited display and hard earned point.
Ironically, we ended up having more shots on targets than Liverpool on Sunday (we had 5 to their 2). I’m by no means suggesting we deserved to win, as a goal never looked likely for us in the second half, but Garth comments do our performance a real injustice for me.