Date: 30th December 2020 at 8:45pm
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Newcastle United fans on Twitter have been sharing their criticism for Toon full-back Matt Ritchie and his first-half performance against Liverpool. 

Coming off the back of a 2-0 defeat away against Manchester City, Steve Bruce side were taking on Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at St. James’ Park to try and pick up three points in their final game of 2020.

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Easy one to get us underway, in what month during 2019 was Steve Bruce appointed Newcastle manager?

During the first half of the match against the Merseyside club, many Toon fans were not impressed by what they saw from Ritchie on the pitch, with many flocking to Twitter to share their thoughts on the Englishman’s first-half performance.

So, what did these Newcastle fans have to say about Matt Ritchie’s first-half performance against Liverpool?

“Ritchie always scared to use his right foot”

@ryan_hp95

“Matt Ritchie can pass to everyone except his teammates”

@scharlynot

“nice to see everyone apart from matt ritchie has turned up today” 

@soph_atkk

“Ritchie is a complete liability at left back man! Schar also makes some silly decisions man!”

@artymuirNUFC

“Ritchie is a championship player”

@Riley_1994

“Ritchie awful”

@agbnufc_

Looking at the replies to this post, it’s clear that these Newcastle fans aren’t happy with what they saw from Ritchie in the first half against Liverpool.

Were you disappointed by Ritchie's first-half performance against Liverpool?

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Yes

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If the Tyneside club wants to get a positive result against the Premier League champions, they will need all their players on the pitch, including Ritchie, to be at the top of their game.

Looking ahead to the second half, these Toon fans will undoubtedly be hoping that the 31-year-old can put a better shift in than he did in the first half.