Having thrashed Newcastle last time at St James’ park, Liverpool could only muster up a draw against Alan Pardew’s men.
Glen Johnson returned from injury but was unable to provide anything of note in the attack and was shaky in defense as well.
Newcastle drew first blood thanks to a wonder strike by Cabaye but all of Newcastle’s hard work was undone when Mbiwa was sent off for bringing Suarez down in the penalty box.
Steven Gerrard stepped up and scored his 100th premier league goal, 20th from the penalty spot to achieve milestone.
Reds have been unable to play brilliantly in the second halves this season and they really should have done better against 10 men. However, once again their poor defending from set piece cost them.
Suarez was arguably Liverpool’s best player and caused havoc all game. He won the first penalty and set up the second goal for Sturridge. With 17 odd minutes remaining, Reds continuously piled pressure on home side’s defense but could not score.
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