4 talking points from Liverpool's draw vs Newcastle
Sturridge fails to take his chance
"It's Daniel's time", said Jurgen Klopp ahead of kick-off as he explained that he would be "letting him off the leash from the beginning" at St James' Park.
He linked up well with Mo Salah in the first half, with the pair's pace and trickery the most likely outlet for something to happen, with Sturridge seeing a number of chances blocked or go wide.
But as the first half went on he noticeably faded and was unable to mark after the break. He was spent by the time Klopp substituted him with 20 minutes to go.
Judging by his display here, the England striker is now more suited to being a change-of-pace option from the bench.
Pragmatic Benitez gets one over Klopp
Rafa Benitez is guaranteed to get a good reception whenever he faces Liverpool, with the visiting fans especially showing their appreciation when they learned that Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall was made guest of honour for today's game.
This class act shows that the Spaniard still 'gets' Liverpool, as does the way he out-tacticed his opposite number by sending out a well-disciplined side, who kept their shape and largely nullified the threat that the Reds attacking corps presented.
Deja vu all over again
Another day, another huge defensive lapse from Liverpool.
It only took a simple pass up through the middle for Newcastle to level after Coutinho's opener, with the centre-back pairing of Matip and Lovren failing to take responsibility.
Yes, Matip did well to get a challenge in on Joselu and was unlucky to see his attempted block hit the Newcastle forward's shin and dribble past Mignolet, but the Reds' defensive shape as Shelvey played that ball through was far too gung-ho.
So just what does Klopp say to them this week on the training ground?
Coutinho shows why Liverpool dug their heels in
With every game that passes you can see just why Liverpool dug their heels in over Coutinho.
With Newcastle having spent the opening half hour packing their defence, giving little time and space to the Reds attackers, the Brazilian curled home a stunning opener to put the visitors ahead.
And it's that ability to unlock defensive-minded teams that could make a huge difference in Liverpool's season.