Jamie Carragher pleased Martin Skrtel has equalled his own goals record

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Jamie Carragher attempted to lift the mood of disappointed supporters following Liverpool’s surprise 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United by revealing the one ‘positive’ from Sunday’s Premier League match at St James’ Park.

However, it’s fair to say few Liverpool fans will have taken much solace from Carragher’s tweet - even if it did manage to raise a few smiles.

Carragher embedded a tweet from @SkySportsStatto which revealed that Martin Skrtel has now equalled his record of own goals scored for Liverpool in the Premier League. (Scroll down this page to see the Sky Sports pundit’s tweet).


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“The only positive of the day!” Carragher tweeted, much to the amusement of fans.

Skrtel will need to hope that the Premier League’s Dubious Goals Panel award the goal to Newcastle United’s Georginio Wijnaldum, who was adamant it was his after the full-time whistle.

"I don't think so, he touched it but I think it's my goal," the Netherlands international told Sky Sports, according to Goal. "Sometimes you need luck to score.

"Someone touched the ball and it goes in – at that moment you are happy because you work hard and we've trained hard to get the result."

However, without the deflection, it’s very unlikely Wijnaldum’s strike will have hit the back of the net - and the Dubious Goals Panel should leave Carragher satisfied by keeping it as a Skrtel own goal.

Liverpool must bounce back on Thursday

Sunday’s result was undoubtedly a setback for Liverpool and their manager Jurgen Klopp, but they will have the chance to return to winning ways against Sion in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Liverpool fans: can your side still win the Premier League title this season? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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