Newcastle United fans lambasted Jonjo Shelvey for making a hospital pass to Martin Dubravka from 20 yards inside Liverpool’s half during the 1-1 draw on Saturday.
It is hard to explain what went through Shelvey’s head at this exact point when he switched the play to a completely opposite direction and put his own keeper under intense pressure.
Liverpool got as close to scoring their second goal at Anfield with Sadio Mane almost capitalising on Shelvey’s brainfart moment.
Thankfully for the Magpies, the unexplainable manoeuvre from Shelvey did not have any adverse impact on the scoreline as Joe Willock rescued a point with an injury-time goal for the away side.
Check out the pass and the subsequent reaction from Newcastle fans below –
Shelvey pass back to dubravka one of the more ridiculous things I’ve seen this season— Ben (@Bengn87) April 25, 2021
A back pass when in their final third???— Marshall89HD (@Marshall89HD) April 24, 2021
Only Jonjo Shelvey
As a goalkeeper I can confirm that no goalkeeper wants a pass back like that from Shelvey— Nick Houlton (@Houlton11) April 24, 2021
Shelvey is a complete clown. I don’t ever think I’ve seen a more ridiculous pass back to the goalkeeper in my lifetime. #nufc— Lee (@lee_wilson1) April 24, 2021