Liverpool 2 – Newcastle United 0
Will Jurgen Klopp’s men finish the season as runners-up in the Premier League?
It was another super weekend for Liverpool as they beat Newcastle 2-0 at Anfield.
Mohamed Salah fired the Reds in the lead after an assist from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
In the second half Sadio Mane doubled the advantage after combing with Roberto Firmino.
Jordan Henderson vs Man United’s Nemanja Matic
The Liverpool players who gained most of the plaudits after Newcastle were the usual suspects.
Salah was hailed after he moved onto 32 goals in all competitions for the season.
Loris Karius impressed in Liverpool’s goal, while Virgil van Dijk was solid at the heart of the defence.
But for Tony Cascarino in the Times on Monday, the player who he wanted to focus on was Jordan Henderson.
In a statement to upset Man United fans, the Times pundit argued that Henderson is as good as the Man United centre-mid:
When I hear fans criticising Jordan Henderson I think: “am I watching a different game.” He is as important to Liverpool as all their flair players.
I was talking about this on the radio yesterday and someone said that he’s not as good as Nemanja Matic at Manchester United, but I don’t see it. Matic, Fernandinho and Manchester City and N’Golo Kanté at Chelsea get the praise for that role, but Henderson does it as well as anyone else.
Liverpool vs Porto
5-0 up from their first-leg in Portugal, Liverpool take on Porto at Anfield on Tuesday in the Champions League.
Porto, who are top of their league, beat Sporting CP 2-1 on Friday night.
The Reds are expected to cruise through to the quarterfinals of the UCL.
Could Liverpool win the competition?