Liverpool’s season has been a story of dazzling attacking football mixed with dismal defending.
With Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Phillipe Coutinho among their front-line, the Reds are pretty exhilarating to watch when they’re going forward.
But the jokes aimed at their dodgy defence continue to dominate their campaign.
Prior to Sunday’s clash against Newcastle, Jurgen Klopp’s side have not kept a clean sheet in their past six matches, conceding 13 goals in the process.
And it was same old story at St. James’ Park.
Having gone ahead thanks to a moment of magic from Coutinho, Liverpool were seemingly in control and hunting down a second goal before the half-time break.
But with 10 minutes to go, a long pass up field from the Toon’s Jonjo Shelvy exposed a gap wider than the Nile between defenders Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren, which was eagerly exploited by Joselu.
The Spanish forward received the pass and ran through on goal, but was caught by a last-gasp tackle by Matip – or so it seemed.
Unfortunately, his sliding tackle comically ricocheted off the Newcastle forward’s shin and trickled into the corner of the net.
It was a terribly unlucky moment for Matip, that pretty much sums up Liverpool’s season.