Had little chance of keeping Skrtel's own goal out and made a good save to prevent Gouffran making it 2-0 a short time later. Otherwise he was largely a spectator.
Ended a breakthrough season disappointingly, losing the ball in a dangerous area to Sissoko early on and failing to add much to Liverpool's attack down the left. Replaced by Cissokho at the break.
Playing as if the stick he is starting to receive from the crowd is affecting him, looking jittery in possession and generally short of confidence.
The best of a decidedly shaky bunch at the back for the hosts, he also grabbed the equaliser with a difficult hooked finish from Gerrard's free-kick.
Clumsily sent the ball into his own goal to give Newcastle the lead and allowed Gouffran to sneak behind him on more than one occasion. Does not look convincing consistently enough at a club competing for the title.
Never afforded the space he needed to pick up speed and struggled to navigate through the crowded central areas. Might have gone wide more often to vary Liverpool's play.
Worked as hard as ever and planted one excellent cross on Sturridge's head that the striker really should have buried.
Struggled to make much of an impact on the game on the left side of the diamond, partly due to the lack of runners for him to supply in that half of the pitch. Replaced by Coutinho on the hour.
Found it difficult to pick out Liverpool's forward players in any kind of space in the final third, such was Newcastle's defensive set-up, but his set-piece delivery was sensational all afternoon and changed the game.
Notched his 24th goal of the season and was given a well-earned standing ovation upon being substituted, but this was not his finest afternoon. Missed a sitter when he headed Henderson's cross wide and had little impact until he converted a Gerrard free-kick to make it 2-1.
Even when all seems lost, he never stops running. Saw an ingenious quickly taken free-kick ruled out by referee Phil Dowd and was let down by his finish after speeding past all three Newcastle centre-backs. Liverpool's brightest spark.
Not particularly heavily tested until Liverpool's quick-fire double, but did not really have any answer for Gerrard's crossing from set-piece situations.
In the middle of the back three covering the defenders either side of him, he generally did a reasonable job following Suarez and Sturridge had even less joy before the Magpies were undone by a couple of set-pieces.
Sat deep and soaked up pressure, but wasn't really as assertive as Williamson or Debuchy either side of him.
Defended well, used the ball sensibly and even found time to get forward to support Gouffran down the left. An impressive display.
Extremely solid at right-back, making more tackles than any of his team-mates. Liverpool had little joy in attacking down that side of the pitch.
A little slow off the mark when up against some of Liverpool's quicker players, but he did pass the ball out more comfortably than his centre-back partners.
Sat alongside Anita and while they were dutiful defensively, neither showed any ambition to get a grip on the ball.
Formed half of the midfield wall with Tiote, and really just occupied space in front of the back four. Occasionally loose with the ball in less than ideal areas.
Engineered a couple of openings early on and worked hard down the right flank, but lacked support and faded from the game thereafter.
Frustrating at times in his use of the ball, but his sheer pace was Newcastle's biggest weapon and Liverpool struggled to deal with his runs behind Skrtel. Could have made it 2-0 but was denied by Mignolet.
Will never be much of a goal threat but battled valiantly on his own in attack, releasing Gouffran with two fine through balls. Then proceeded to ruin all that good work in truly nonsensical style by earning himself two yellow cards in a matter of seconds for dissent after Liverpool took the lead.