Krul, Lineker and more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool lose to Newcastle

Tim Krul and Gary Lineker take to Twitter after Newcastle United are 2-0 winners against Liverpool

Tim Krul gives Newcastle's 2-0 win the thumbs up Photo: Tim Krul/Twitter

Georginio Wijnaldum inspired Newcastle United to their third win of the season as the Magpies beat Liverpool 2-0 at St James’ Park on Sunday.

The summer signing’s shot was deflected into the net by Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel in the 69th minute to break the deadlock for the Magpies in a tight game.

Liverpool pushed forward in search of an equaliser following Wijnaldum’s deflected strike and Jurgen Klopp introduced Adam Lallana, Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge from the bench in the second half.

However, it was Newcastle who scored again after Wijnaldum lifted a finish over Simon Mignolet after a brilliant counter-attacking move from the home side.

Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to Newcastle’s morale-boosting win.

Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge isn’t feeling too confident:

Manchester City legend Rodney Marsh jokes Steve McClaren should get an eight-year contract after Skrtel’s own goal puts Newcastle into a fragile lead:

Warren Barton is happy for the Toon:

However, even Arsenal legend Ian Wright can admit that Liverpool were denied a perfectly good equaliser:

Matt Le Tissier has plenty of appreciation for Newcastle’s second goal:

Injured Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul approves of the performance and the result:

Gary Lineker has to have his say as usual:

Finally, former Newcastle goalkeeper Stephen Harper is thrilled for Steve McClaren:

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