'Best player in the world' - Newcastle fans rave over one man's performance v Liverpool
By Russell Edge
Newcastle United fans have taken to social media to sing the praises of Matt Ritchie after his performance against Liverpool on Sunday.
While the Scottish winger failed to notch up a goal or an assist, he posed a constant threat to the Reds’ defence, and delivered several dangerous balls which had Jurgen Klopp’s side worried.
However he also showed his determination off the ball with a resolute defensive display, working tirelessly alongside right back DeAndre Yedlin to frustrate the Liverpool attack.
His performance did not go unnoticed by the Newcastle faithful, and they turned to Twitter to sing the Scotland international’s praises in helping secure a point.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
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— Andy Armstrong (@ArmstrongAndy93) October 1, 2017
Ritchie, Shelvey, Merino all very good. Unsung hero…. Yedlin. Tireless work and brilliant management of Coutinho. ???????????????????????? #NUFC
— Pete Davey (@davez2010) October 1, 2017
— Bucko (@Cheshire_Mag) October 1, 2017
— Liam Drake (@liamdnufc) October 1, 2017
Another tireless performance from Matt Ritchie. Worked his socks off. Sky's man of the match as well. Absolutely love him #nufc
— Minty (@minty_9) October 1, 2017
Matt Ritchie cementing his place as the best player in the world again today. Keep watching, you'll find I'm right. Love that lad. #nufc
— Kind of a big deal (@grahamcrosby) October 1, 2017
Ritchie outstanding today! #nufc Fans outstanding great point!!! Howaythelads!
— BasherBate (@basherbate) October 1, 2017
Class from Matt Ritchie again today, never seen anybody work as hard when playing for Newcastle #nufc
— Dom (@DomP3arson) October 1, 2017
Ritchie has established himself as a firm fan favourite at St James’ Park following his arrival from fellow Premier League side Bournemouth in the summer of 2016.
He played a crucial role in the Magpies securing promotion from the Championship back to the top flight, scoring 16 goals and notching 10 assists from 48 appearances across all competitions.
He has continued his fine form back in the Premier League, having set his team mates up for four of the seven goals scored during the campaign.
He will now link up with the Scottish international side for their World Cup qualifiers during the international break before returning to Tyneside.
In other Newcastle United news, fans tore into an attacking star after disappointing against the Reds.