Newcastle United’s worries of English Premier League relegation continued on Saturday after they fell to a 2-0 defeat away to Liverpool.
It wasn’t the most surprising result given the Reds’ excellent attacking form of late, but still a disappointment for Rafa Benitez’s side, who now sit just two points above the bottom three.
Rather predictably, it was Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane who grabbed the goals, living up to their reputation as two of the best attackers in the division.
Newcastle supporters were left disappointed with the Magpies’ negative performance and had particular criticism for Chelsean loan star Kenedy who again failed to impress on the flank.
After promising initial performances against Norwich City and Burnley, the Brazilian has failed to find consistency.
Some fans are now suggesting he is dropped as Benitez looks to find a winning formula in the final stages of the season.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Heard a lot of people say that Kenedy won’t be here next season because Chelsea rate him. Seen absolutely nothing to suggest he is even remotely good enough for Chelsea #nufc
— Alastair Campbell (@alastair10) March 3, 2018
Biggest disappointment today was Kenedy. Misplaced a few passes and ran into trouble a few times. Showed promising signs in his debut v Burnley so hope it was just a one-off. #nufc
— Robert Brown (@rbrown172) March 3, 2018
Lacked creativity, not much to work with going forward, missed Shelvey, Merino disappointing, Kenedy frustrating, Diame put a shift in again, fans were brilliant, Ashley is a c**t. 3 points next week please. #nufc
— Cal (@CallumRobson10) March 3, 2018
Best & worst #NUFC players from today folks?
Personally thought Dummett & Lejeune were good, but was not impressed by Kenedy and Merino. Murphy largely ineffective too..
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) March 3, 2018
Front line just didn't combine at all today. Kenedy defensive shortcomings highlighted in both goals and Merino had a poor game. At least we didn't take a hiding. Need a win vs Scampton #nufc
— Keith (@nufckeithr) March 3, 2018
Thought Merino and Kennedy were poor today #nufc
— @Bristol_NUFC (@Bristol_NUFC) March 3, 2018
Kennedy was awful today. Didn't pass when he should've done, lost the ball too easy and wasn't strong enough. Dummett was excellent though #nufc
— Liam Ridley (@LeeumRidley) March 3, 2018
How has Kenedy stayed on the pitch for the full match #nufc
— Andy Kane (@andrewkane80) March 3, 2018
— Mark Tserkezie (@MarkTserkezie) March 3, 2018
Kennedy has been awful again. #nufc
— David (@davidhorsefield) March 3, 2018
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