Thursday, September 7, 2023

Jurgen Klopp gets last laugh after being shushed by Jason Tindall and reasserts record dominance over Eddie Howe and Newcastle assistant

Jurgen Klopp had a moment to savour as he got revenge on Newcastle assistant manager Jason Tindall.

Ten-man Liverpool completed a remarkable turnaround at St. James Park, with two late goals from substitute Darwin Nunez snatching an unexpected win.

Tindall didn’t want to hear any complaintsGetty

So unlikely was that victory, that Eddie Howe’s assistant made sure to shut down Klopp in the first half.

With Virgil van Dijk sent off minutes after Anthony Gordon’s opener, Tindall was photographed seemingly shushing at a complaining Klopp.

Given Newcastle’s home form and Liverpool’s loss of their captain, it looked like a safe jibe from Tindall, however, it was anything but.

Nunez inspired the Reds with his 81st and 93rd minute goals, and Klopp very much had the last laugh.

The German was beaming at full-time, and he had every right to, considering his dominance over Tindall and Howe.

Klopp now has 11 consecutive wins over the management duo, dating back to their pre-Newcastle days at Bournemouth.

That is impressively the longest winning run in Premier League history by one manager over another, according to Opta.

The achievement is further highlighted by how miserly the Magpies were last season, losing only five league games, the fewest in the division – join with Manchester City.

Two of those defeats came against Liverpool though one in hugely dramatic scenes at Anfield as Fabio Carvalho scored in the eighth minute of stoppage time during a 2-1 win.

So long is the streak, that Tindall would probably well advised to keep his fingers to himself for the next match-up at Anfield on December 30.

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