Liverpool vs Newcastle United: What did the Reds discuss at half-time? Curtis Jones responds

That 4-2 win consolidated the Reds’ position at the top of the league table, as they prepare for a gruelling second half of the season.

Curtis Jones in a file photo. Credits: Twitter/@LFC
By Karthik Raman | Jan 4, 2024 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Liverpool produced a brilliant attacking display to get past a struggling Newcastle United side in the Premier League. That 4-2 win consolidated the Reds’ position at the top of the league table, as they prepare for a gruelling second half of the season. With Liverpool keeping their hopes alive in multiple competitions, it could end up being an exciting second half of the campaign for the club’s supporters. Hence, it was crucial for the Reds to start the New Year with a win.

However, it was not all easy for Liverpool since they had to patiently wait till the second half to break the deadlock against Newcastle United. One of Liverpool’s goal scorers Curtis Jones revealed what did the players said at half time with the game being goalless at that point. “We said at half-time, the lads all came together and said as a group, ‘Look, we’re on top here’. Decisions weren’t going our way in the game and it is easy to get caught up in that. If they score first then it’s a different game. But we stayed in the game, dominated and in the second half we came out on top, which was the important thing,” he told

The whole team was on fire: Curtis Jones

He added: “There have been games in the past where we’ve had all the ball, dominated, had loads and loads of shots but we don’t score as much. That was a game where the whole of the team was on fire. We’d give away the ball and we’d counter-press, we’d win it back, we’d attack, we’d shoot. We wore them down in the end. They’re a very, very good team but we showed today the quality we’ve got in the whole team. Fantastic all round.”

It was a special night for Jones, as he wrapped up his brilliant performance with a well-taken goal. “I was happy. I don’t always like to speak about myself, I like to speak about the team, but I think even if I didn’t score it was a good performance. But I scored and we won as well, so overall it was a good performance. It was a tight game, I was thinking, ‘Don’t tell me it’s one of those games!’ I’d had four shots I think, the team had had 10-plus. We had all of the ball, were taking shots, but we couldn’t score. So it [his celebration] was relief as well. It felt good, but then we let them in the game as well a little bit. But we came out on top, which is the most important thing.”

The midfielder also heaped praise on Mohamed Salah for raising his game in the second half after missing a first-half penalty. “I’ve run out of words I think! He missed a pen, but that’s the thing with Mo and that’s why he is world-class, he stays in the game. And any chance that he gets, Mo knows, ‘I am going to score.’ Mo will have it in his head all the time, ‘I will score, I will score’, that’s why when he misses he’ll go away with a smile on his face because he knows he’ll take his [next] chance and score again. He stays in the game, and that’s why he’s one of the best in the world and why he has been for a number of years now,” he explained.

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