MAGS RUE MISTAKES IN DEFEAT; Reds bounce back after Jet-propelled rocket.
Byline: Lee Ryder
STEVE Bruce lamented Newcastle United's mistakes but was full of praise for Liverpool after the Reds secured a 3-1 win at Anfield.
Jetro Willems handed United the lead on Merseyside but two goals from Sadio Mane and a strike from Mohamed Salah turned the game around to give the hosts the win they deserved.
United boss Bruce said he was able to take some positives from the game but was left rueing crucial errors which the Reds ruthlessly exploited.
He also lauded the impact of first-half substitute Roberto Firmino for sparking Liverpool back into life.
Of his United team, Bruce said: "I am pleased with a lot of parts today. There is certainly improvement in the squad, which is important.
"It was good up to a point. We scored a cracking goal. Yes, they had good possession but we had a number of chances."
He added: "They are very, very good. They are a threat and it's why they are the Champions of Europe. The disappointment for me was the second goal.
"We made mistakes and it opened us up. I know our keeper will be looking thinking he could have done better.
"Liverpool were just incredible in the second half. It was just attack after attack. Firmino drops into those areas that no one else can.
"We were relieved when he was on the bench but then he came on and made all the difference."
FULL STORY: Page 78 | Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring Liverpool's third in his side's 3-1 win over Newcastle. Inset, Jetro Willems put the Magpies in front with a thunderous strike at Anfield. NUFC: PAGES 76-79