Jamie Carragher loved one ‘outstanding’ player as Liverpool beat Newcastle 2-1 on Wednesday evening. Karma played a part.
Jamie Carragher joined in with the thoughts of all Liverpool fans on Wednesday night. The Reds beat Newcastle United with the last kick of the game – Fabio Carvalho lashing one in from a yard out.
And it came after a game in which Newcastle wasted time from the very first minute. We saw Nick Pope hitting the deck whenever he had the ball, a hundred injuries that didn’t require medical attention and the Magpies taking their time with everything.
So it was very satisfying to see referee Andre Marriner add on a minimum of five minutes come the 90. And then throw an extra couple on top of that – just enough time for Liverpool to find their goal.
It’s something that left Carragher thrilled, of course.
“That’s Karma that for all the time-wasting!” he wrote on Twitter. “Harvey Elliott outstanding & brilliant cameo again from Carvalho!”
And the shout-out for Elliott was also massively deserved. He put in a fantastic shift as Liverpool fought hard in the second half. He’s consistently showing that age is just a number – you’d think he was a seasoned pro.
Liverpool have a special player there, even if that’s been clear for some time now.
Fabio Carvalho certainly deserves praise for his cameo, too. The summer signing is endlessly inventive and was exactly the injection of creativity that Liverpool needed. His instincts to finish in the 97th minutes were extraordinarily for a 20-year-old.
They weren’t the only positives, either.
And so isn’t it amazing what a last-minute goal can do? We’d have been pretty dour if that had finished 1-1 but Carvalho’s goal completely changes the mood.
It feels as though Liverpool are finally up and running.