Rafa Benitez extended his unbeaten run against former club Liverpool at St. James’ Park on Sunday, with Newcastle United holding the Reds to a 1-1 draw.
It was a familiar story for Jurgen Klopp, who watched his Liverpool side once again fail to make the most of their chances.
The Reds started brightly, with Mohamed Salah, Georginio Wijnaldum and Daniel Sturridge (making a rare start) amongst others all failing to make the most of good chances.
However, just before the half-hour mark, Philippe Coutinho did open the scoring for the visitors, with the Brazilian schemer netting a magnificent trademark long-range curler.
The visitors’ lead would only last for seven minutes, with Joselu scoring for the Magpies via a rather fortuitous challenge from Joel Matip.
The goal came after a fine through ball from ex-Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.
In the second period, the Reds dominated proceedings but couldn’t find a way through to goal, with sub Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain missing a glorious chance with a diving header.
Poor old Oxlade-Chamberlain, since his move from the Emirates to Anfield, Liverpool have won just one of seven games while Arsenal have won six of seven.
The result means that Liverpool have now enjoyed just one win in their last seven games in all competitions, with Klopp and co. now seventh in the Premier League table.
As for Newcastle, they go ninth, just two points behind the Reds.