Newcastle see red! A coach throws a water bottle and Fabian Schar has to be restrained as Liverpool staff goad their opponents in ugly Anfield scenes after Fabio Carvalho’s late winner
- Fabio Carvalho scored in the 98th minute to secure victory for the hosts
- Players and staff had to be dragged back on the sidelines in a scuffle
- Joel Matip, Darwin Nunez, Pep Lijnders and Fabian Schar were all involved
- A member of the Newcastle coaching staff also appeared to throw a bottle
The Liverpool and Newcastle dugouts met at Anfield after Fabio Carvalho’s dramatic late winner on Wednesday.
The Reds defeated Newcastle 2-1 in a hard-fought game that featured plenty of tension on the touchline throughout and culminated in a scuffle after the 20-year-old’s added-time goal.
Scenes on BT Sport appeared to show members being restrained from both benches, as well as one of Liverpool’s staff – apparently fitness and trainer Andreas Kornmayer – gesturing and a bottle being thrown towards the home dugout by a Newcastle staffer.
A member of Newcastle’s coaching staff appeared to throw a bottle at Liverpool staff
A scuffle ensued on the sidelines involving several employees from both sides
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe walked away from the situations as the two dugouts clashed
Shay Given, who worked on the game as a pundit for BT Sport, said: “You wouldn’t encourage it but obviously the emotions on the bench are very high as you can imagine from both benches. Giving away a goal so late is frustrating.
“One of the guys on the Newcastle bench, I’m not sure if he started that but I don’t know if that’s the number 2 for Liverpool on the pitch that’s also giving some signals. They don’t like to see it, there’s a lot of emotion, they’ve won so they’re on cloud nine and unlike Newcastle, they’re really disappointed with how it’s finished.
“Jürgen, he looked really under pressure then. He didn’t appear to be on the sidelines himself. He was really upset about everything and maybe it’s the pressure because obviously the United game and then the 9-0, everyone thinks they’re going to show up tonight and [win] 3/4-0 no problem.”
Carvalho (right) scored a late winner for Liverpool against previously unbeaten Newcastle
Liverpool staffer Andreas Kornmayer appeared to gesture at the Newcastle bench (right)
It’s unclear who threw the bottle or who it was aimed at, but she didn’t seem to make contact with anyone and appeared to be missing someone by inches.
Neither club has commented on the issue, but managers Jurgen Klopp and Eddie Howe shook hands, hugged at full time and remained calm as they discussed the goal and the game in their post-match press conferences.
Klopp and Howe were both asked about the scenes but said they saw nothing to comment on, suggesting they were unaware of the bottle incident.
“It’s a Premier League and a game with so much at stake,” Howe said. “We’ve had players who were tired, we’ve had a day less rest than Liverpool but we’ve given it our all in every game we’ve had so far so from our point of view there wasn’t any art of the game, I think it was just tired bodies .
“Obviously in the second half we wanted to slow the game down, they wanted to speed it up, so there were really natural frustrations against two opposing needs.”
Jurgen Klopp (left) and Eddie Howe (right) said they saw nothing to comment on in the incident
The duo embraced it at full time after a scintillating game at Anfield yesterday
Alexander Isak, who scored on his debut in the first half to put Newcastle ahead, was on the bench behind the bottle launcher.
It is possible that the bottle throw could have caused the scenes on the touchline as it seemed to have happened just after the goal.
In terms of hand-to-hand combat, several key members of each club were involved, including Joel Matip, Darwin Nunez, Pep Lijnders, Jason Tindall, Graeme Jones and Fabian Schar.
Schar looked particularly frustrated and was prevented from getting to Lijnders, who told the defender to sit down.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-11166889/Newcastle-coach-directed-water-bottle-Liverpool-assistant-missed-INCHES.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 The Newcastle manager pointed a water bottle at the Liverpool assistant, who missed him by INCHES