Peter Crouch verdict on Liverpool following Newcastle last-minute equalizer.
Former Liverpool star Peter Crouch has delivered a scathing verdict of his former club following Joe Willock’s late goal that placed a dent in the Reds’ top-four finish.
Liverpool appeared like winning the game after Mohamed Salah’s early goal but they failed to cling to their lead, or perhaps kill the game. Magpies substitute Joe Willock shocked Jurgen Klopp with an injury-time strike to ensure the two teams shared the spoils.
This is a continuation of a disappointing run for Jurgen Klopp with the reigning Premier League champions managing to win just one of their last 10 games at Anfield.
Crouch, who spent three years on Merseyside, has blasted his former team for lack of game management.
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Speaking to BT Sport in his post-match analysis, Crouch said:
“They kept going until they got more (last season), but you can see in the last 10 minutes, they became nervous.
“Once they missed all those chances, they didn’t manage the game well at all, they were giving the ball away more than they ever did in the whole game.
“There’s no crowd here, we could hear the nervousness from the players, they’re shouting at each other, Klopp on the touchline, everyone is frantic and it was always going to happen today.”
“You sort of knew that Newcastle would get back into it. You can’t keep saying they’re unlucky.
“There’s a nervousness about them in front of goal. Mo Salah has 29 goals but everyone else is not contributing enough.
“Firmino doesn’t look like he’s going to score, Mane there is a lack of confidence, Jota’s probably getting back to fitness, there’s not enough goals from midfield and then they become nervous.”
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