Miles Starforth's player ratings: Newcastle stars handed low marks after heavy Liverpool defeat

Newcastle United suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Liverpool - but how did the players rate?

Wednesday, 26th December 2018, 4:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 4:13 pm
Martin Dubravka put in a solid performance for Newcastle at Liverpool

While several players receive respectable marks, our Newcastle United reporter, Miles Starforth, has handed out some low scores after a disappointing afternoon at Anfield, Scroll down and click through the pages to see who shone - and struggled - for the Magpies against the table-topping Reds:

Had to be alert in the first half, let down by his defence for the goals. 6
Covered well on his return to the starting XI, but wasn't able to get forward. 5

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Recalled to the team at the expsense of Schar, defended well before the break. 6
Should have done better for Lovren's goal, when he cleared the ball into a dangerous area. 5
Harshly adjudged to have brought down Salah. 5
Got forward at every opportunity and delivered a superb ball for Joselu. 6
Never got to grips with the game. 4
Turned defence into attack in the first half, tired after the break. 5
Wasn't able to get into his stride and was replaced by Longstaff in the second half. 5
Threatened with his pace and had one first-half chance. 5
Couldn't hit the target with United's best chance, a header from a Ritchie cross. 4
(for Kenedy, 73) Handed his Premier League debut at Anfield. 6
(for Ritchie, 80) - N/A