John Carver gave a warm hug to Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers after another dispirited display from the club that he believes he should manage going forward.
Newcastle United lost 2-0 at Anfield and it really could have been worse and should've been worse. Raheem Sterling missed a sitter in the second half and Liverpool created chance after chance against the makeshift Newcastle back four which has been shipping goals left and right each week.
Newcastle United were denied a penalty kick in the first half and it was a shocking missed decision by referee Lee Mason.
"I thought it was good reaction after last weekend," Carver told Sky Sports following the match.
Anything would've been a better reaction to what Newcastle did last week at Sunderland.
"We had energy and caused Liverpool some real problems and it was as huge decision that changed the game (on the missed penalty)," Carver said. "I thought it was stone-wall, and looking back at it, it was."
Carver and Newcastle can feel aggrieved for not getting another penalty decision. But facts are facts and excuses need to walk.
The fact is Carver has now managed Newcastle to five league losses in a row. That equals the putrid record that his predecessor Alan Pardew set last season.
With Spurs on Saturday, Carver surely looks to be days away from owning that record all to himself.
It just keeps getting worse and worse.
Carver has been in charge for 14 matches and NUFC's record in that time: 2 wins, 9 losses, 3 draws and the Magpies have been outscored 23-11 in those matches. Take away three goals in Newcastle's win at Hull City that looked as bad as we do now and you get the picture. His other win came against a listless Aston Villa before it did the right thing and hired a new manager.
Carver got a spirited display from Newcastle in the second half against Arsenal in a loss, but that has been it.
Right now the only positive for Newcastle Fans around the world is witnessing the planned boycott of St. James Park. Things need to change and at least an image of an empty SJP will resonate throughout the world.