In the home loss to Liverpool, Newcastle United attacker Callum Wilson was denied by Alisson after being put through a one-on-one situation.
It’s been over a moth now since the The Magpies last won a Premier League fixture and their forward is struggling to find the back of the net.
Callum Wilson acknowledges that after having a one-on-one saved against Liverpool, he has practised a certain finish “repetitively” in preparation for the Carabao Cup final. In the home defeat to the Reds, the Newcastle United number nine came on as a second-half replacement and was denied by Alisson as Eddie Howe’s team attempted to cut the deficit in half.
Callum Wilson comments on missing the opportunity against Liverpool
The former Bournemouth forward was asked if the Brazilian [Alisson] was a tough nut to crack, and he said:
“He made a few good saves in the first half, I think he tipped one on to the bar and he saved one from Almiron.”
However, the 30-year-old rather blamed himself for not getting the job done as he believes Alisson is a good goalkeeper but he should have found the back of the net.
The Newcastle striker added further: “For me, my opportunity that he saved, I would look at myself than saying it was a great save from him, albeit he’s spread and caught it on his leg.”
Explaining the situation further, Wilson said, “He was on me quick, but I’ve still got to finish that. For me, that finish has been worked on this week repetitively as you can imagine because I was frustrated. It was late on in the game, it’s difficult when you come on as a sub but nevertheless, that save there was more a poor finish from myself.”
What’s next for the Magpies
With this defeat, Liverpool became the first team to win at St. James’ Park this season. While Newcastle have now dropped to fifth in the Premier League standings. Although The Toon do have a game in hand over 4th placed Tottenham.
Next up for Newcastle United will be a trip to the great Wembley stadium for the so-called match of the season for the Magpies as they get ready to face Manchester United on Sunday for the Carabao Cup final.