Liverpool and Newcastle featured in the highest profile of the UK football results last night (13 April 2015). Brendan Rodgers managed to halt the slide of his Liverpool team by pushing them on to beat Newcastle 2-0 at Anfield.
Raheem Sterling courted controversy after recent pictures revealed the 20-year-old attacker had been smoking on a shisha pipe. But he took a step toward atoning for his mistake by opening the scoring for Liverpool in the 9th minute.
Liverpool controlled 62% of possession yet somehow allowed Newcastle to create 10 total attempts. Meanwhile, Liverpool could only create 14 total attempts despite dominating possession. The result was then put beyond doubt when Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen scored a second goal in the 70th minute.
That win has brought Liverpool within four points of Man City in fourth, giving the Reds a glimpse of hope at Champions League qualification.