Liverpool will feel aggrieved to have surrendered points on the road again, even if this was not a vintage display.
Considering it finished goalless, there weren’t any attacking performances that stood out. After all, Liverpool failed to score in the Premier League for the first time this season.
However, the most impressive performances on the night at St James’ Park came at the opposite end of the pitch.
Here is a look at Liverpool’s three best players against Newcastle…
It is difficult to understate just how incredible Fabinho has been all season for Liverpool. Once again, he was immaculate defensively and proved why Jurgen Klopp is indebted to his versatility.
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His reading of the game is second-to-none, with the Brazilian perfectly placed time-and-time-again to preserve another important clean sheet for Liverpool.
That’s eight PL matches in a row Fabinho has remained durable for his team. He has become the most indispensable player in Liverpool’s squad.
Fabinho remaining fit could have the biggest impact on Liverpool’s title aspirations. Already he looks one of the best centre-halves in the league.
Newcastle did not offer a lot attacking-wise, but when they did go forward, Fabinho was equal to everything.
If there is one Liverpool player who has been a hallmark for consistency this season, it is certainly Andy Robertson.
Once again, the Scotsman was one of Liverpool’s standout performers. He was by far Klopp’s most creative outlet on the night producing two chances for his team in the process.
Going forward, he was a constant threat. He produced 16 crosses for his team, as a result. It was a crying shame not one was converted from Liverpool’s inadequate front-three on the night.
He managed 106 touches on the ball in total – more than any other player. Robertson played a key part in consistently linking defence to attack.
It was a huge letdown that such creative prowess wasn’t followed up with adequate firepower up-front.
Klopp’s decision to rotate James Milner for Georginio Wijnaldum proved to be a shrewd one. It was back to basics in midfield and together with Jordan Henderson, Liverpool were much more inventive in possession.
The 34-year-old made more passes (81) than any player on the pitch, despite coming off after 73 minutes.
Defensively, Milner was prepared to do the dirty work for his team. In total, he made two tackles, one interception and one clearance for his team.