Joselu's slice of luck frustrates Liverpool

Coutinho has returned to the Liverpool starting XI scoring in their last two games

Coutinho has returned to the Liverpool starting XI scoring in their last two games

Newcastle United will host Liverpool at St James' Park on Sunday evening in the last Premier League fixture before the worldwide break.

Liverpool were held to a 1-1 Premier League draw by Newcastle United at St James' Park on Sunday as a Joselu equaliser cancelled out Philippe Coutinho's opener.

As the striker broke clear, Joel Matip's attempted tackle only diverted the ball on to Joselu's shin and past the diving Simon Mignolet.

However, Liverpool finally made the pressure count when Coutinho blasted a shot from outside the box into the top corner which the Republic of Ireland worldwide goalkeeper could do little about.

Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey felt a responsibility to repay Rafael Benitez for restoring him to the starting XI in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

I want to note that in 4 of the last 5 matches, the victory went exclusively to the home team. We had a lot of talks in the last two years when we played against sides who are only defending and we don't create enough.

"This could make a difference if we can score then they are under pressure and can make mistakes".

But after a change of ownership, the departure of chairman David Moores and chief executive Rick Parry, a disillusioned Benitez left Liverpool in 2010 after six seasons in charge. That doesn't feel too fair.

They have also conceded nine goals more than both Manchester clubs."I can't make us more clinical".

We all know how meticulous Rafa Benitez can be and he will leave no stone unturned trying to nullify Liverpool's explosive attack.

Benitez won three major trophies as Liverpool boss while current manager Jurgen Klopp will be aware that they've only picked up one trophy since Benitez's departure.

Klopp's men travel to Newcastle for the late game on Sunday looking to build on their 3-2 win at Leicester in their last Premier League outing, having otherwise endured a hard September.

"There are massive clubs with massive amounts of money and Liverpool were always a little bit behind", Benitez said.

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