Newcastle United fell to a 3-1 defeat at Anfield, but they performed well for 25 minutes and can take a lot of positives against a side who look almost irresistible this year.
Newcastle took the lead at Anfield thanks to Jetro Willems’ first goal for the Toon and what a goal it was.
Fabian Schar started the move (like he so often does) with a ball towards Christian Atsu who brought the ball down turned and played in Willems on the left.
The Dutchman advanced into the box and tricked his way past Trent Alexander-Arnold and unleashed a bullet of a strike that whistled into the top corner.
The goal was right in front of the travelling Toon fans who erupted and Willems was subsequently mobbed by joyous teammates.
Even when the Toon were 2-1 down, they still had chances to pull themselves level.
The main opportunity coming from the boot of Emil Krafth but from a fantastic position in the box he blazed the ball over the bar and into the Kop.
The Toon face Brighton on Saturday at St James’ Park, and if they take maximum points from that game, then their start cannot be considered too bad at all.
Willems certainly feels confident that Newcastle will win on Saturday and that belief is good to see from a new player.