Former Everton winger Anthony Gordon, who moved to Newcastle in January, scored the opening goal vs Liverpool on Sunday only for Darwin Núñez to leave him ‘hurt’.

Liverpool’s late victory over Newcastle United left Magpies goalscorer Anthony Gordon ‘hurt’, the winger admitted afterward.

Gordon opened the scoring after 25 minutes before Virgil van Dijk was sent off for Liverpool shortly after. The Premier League clash ended with a 2-1 victory for the Reds, thanks to two late goals from Darwin Núñez.

Liverpool found themselves a goal down and a man down inside half an hour at St James’ Park. But they were able to turn the result on its head with Jürgen Klopp utilizing all five substitutions available to him.

Newcastle had a golden opportunity to extend their lead in the second half but Harvey Barnes couldn’t take his chance and Liverpool took full advantage with two goals on the break. Gordon expressed his frustration after the match, admitting the defeat was hard to accept.

The former Everton man told NUFC TV (via the Liverpool ECHO): “It’s hard to take, really. You have to go through it to be able to understand it.

“It is just really disappointing as the game started so well and we were in a really good place. We just couldn’t get the second goal and, against a top team, that’s what you have to do.

“We played really well and created the chances, but we just weren’t clinical enough. That is what’s going to separate us from the top teams and is something we really need to focus on improving. If we can do that, we can beat anyone. I took my chance well, which felt amazing, but it doesn’t mean anything anymore.”

Reflecting on the missed opportunity, Gordon expects Newcastle to bounce back when they return to action against Brighton. He said: “I expect a massive reaction, especially just from this game, because we feel like we should have won.

“We’ve got a lot to do because we need to start killing games off. That game has gone now and we’ve got to take the lessons from it. It’s going to hurt us for a while, but we’ve got to move on.”


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