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Liverpool news: Stan Collymore reveals Jurgen Klopp weaknesses after Newcastle win | Football | Sport


Liverpool had only two weaknesses to consider following their 3-1 win over Newcastle United this weekend, according to Stan Collymore.

The Reds went behind after an early goal from Magpies left-back Jetro Willems, but fought back to win the game.

Sadio Mane scored twice in the first-half, while Mohamed Salah secured the win after a terrific assist from Roberto Firmino.

Collymore thinks Liverpool look like a “title-winning team” and have only two minor issues to think about.

Substitute goalkeeper Adrian’s contract runs out this summer, after he was brought in on a short-term deal to replace the outgoing Simon Mignolet.

But Adrian has been a focal part of the Liverpool team this season, after an early injury to Alisson Becker.

Meanwhile, Divock Origi had a disappointing match against Newcastle, which was made worse by being forced off through injury.

“I went to Anfield on Saturday to watch Liverpool beat Newcastle and, in the second half, I looked at them and thought, ‘What a fantastic, cohesive team my old club are’,” Collymore told the Mirror.

“I know how good they are on any given day but they had something else about them — a different kind of belief, a tempo and quality that showed they really are in the groove.

“If you’re looking for weaknesses, maybe you could point to Adrian being out of contract in the summer and Divock Origi being slightly disappointing in his performance and the fact he had to go off.

“But, otherwise, both full-backs can both stake a claim to be among the best in world in their positions, Joel Matip is playing with confidence, Gigi Wijnaldum’s transition from box-to-box midfielder to reliable, positional, holding midfielder is almost complete and the hunger of James Milner coming on and being a team player was obvious.

“Nobody can tell me either that there’s a better front three or blend of a front three in football than Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino.”

The way Liverpool came back from being 1-0 down showed that they are a true title-winning team, he added.

“When Liverpool went 1-0 down, the fans got a big angsty because there’s a belief that they need to win every game because Manchester City will.

“But they rode that, nailed it and didn’t take their foot off Newcastle’s neck.

“They look like they have the calm of a title-winning team and that’s the biggest compliment I can pay them.”



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