Philippe Coutinho’s magnificent opening goal was not enough to earn Liverpool three points as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Newcastle United.
Liverpool’s season was summed up in 90 minutes at St James’ Park as Philippe Coutinho produced a spectacular opening goal before a defensive lapse allowed Newcastle United to salvage a 1-1 draw.
Philippe Coutinho gave Liverpool the lead with a superb 25-yard curler but some poor defending allowed Joselu to equalise with a fortunate finish before the break.
Liverpool were dominant in the second half but could not find a way through as Benitez continued his record of never losing against Liverpool during his managerial career.
Klopp’s side have now won one of their last seven games in all competitions and are seventh in the Premier League.
After seven games, Jurgen Klopp’s men are already seven points off the two Manchester clubs at the top of the Premier League table, while Benitez remains unbeaten in five matches against his former employers.