Liverpool are completely out of luck at the moment.
Since the international break, the Reds have practically been in free fall with their 3-2 win at Leicester City proving an anomalous positive in recent weeks.
Jurgen Klopp's men are the only English team yet to win in the Champions League this season, were butchered 5-0 at Manchester City and failed to overcome Burnley at Anfield.
What better remedy for such poor then, than a trip to a newly promoted club?
It hasn't proven that simply for the Reds so far, though, despite a promising start at St. James' Park.
The Reds were desperately unlucky to open the scoring in the open stage when a bout of penalty area pinball culminated in a criminal close range miss from Dejan Lovren.
Thankfully for the travelling supporters, Philippe Coutinho soon remedied the situation with a typically outrageous goal from long range.
Cue Liverpool's notoriously calamitous defending.
Jonjo Shelvey was able to slice open the Liverpool backline with one through ball, from his own half, after the Reds' back four played a criminally high line and questionable offside trap.
Joselu galloped through on ball but Joel Matip had looked to save the situation with a last-ditch tackle. Take a look what happened next:
It goes to show just how desperately unlucky Liverpool have been recently with Joselu finding the bottom corner virtue of a freak deflection.
You'd expect, of all people, that Jamie Carragher would be absolutely livid with the defensive horror-show yet actually posted a rather measured tweet. Some Liverpool fans were not so careful, take a look at the reaction:
As for other supporters, there was no shortage of Shelvey-related trolling with the ex-Liverpool flop proving the architect in chief.
Everybody was making the same joke on Twitter, take a look:
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