Liverpool (h) Premier Reserve League North
Half time: Newcastle 0 Liverpool 0
Lee Clark commented:
"Apart from the performance of Peter Ramage we showed an alarming lack of passion, desire, determination and quality.
"We did not make a bad start in the first 10 minutes, but we have to play for 90 minutes.
"We have to play for team-mates and the team in general, not for ourselves. The last 15 or 20 minutes left a sour taste in my mouth.
"I thought Peter was excellent. He was head and shoulders above the rest, he showed the right attitude and leadership. He did the right things and willed his team-mates on.
"It was no coincidence that when he went off the three goals went in.
"It was unacceptable from the rest of the lads after he went off - unacceptable for the football club and everyone connected with Newcastle. Maybe I will have to look even lower at the club and bring younger players in to see if there is anything there.
"I won't accept players throwing in towels and not competing for the whole game. I never did it as a player and never want my teams to do that.
"It's been a poor performance -I want a reaction in the game with Sheffield United.I will talk with the manager too in order to see who he wants to play."
Miserable March continued as the Reserves were dispatched by three late Liverpool goals at Kingston on Monday night.
It was goalless until the 73rd minute when Jay Spearing put the visitors in front followed swiftly by strikes from Craig Lindfield and substitute Ray Putterill.
Youth team captain Spearing capitalised on a loose backpass from Chris Shanks and curled a 30-yarder beyond Fraser Forster.
Six minutes later Spearing set up his Youth team colleague Lindfield, who had scored twice last week against our under-18s, and the young striker finished from close range.
There was still team for another Youth side striker, Putterill, to grab the third a couple of minutes from time on his Reserve debut.
Lee Clark's young side had made a reasonable start and Mark Doninger almost gave Newcastle the lead but was unlucky to see his shot strike a defender.
Jonny Godsmark replaced Matty Pattison at the break but it was only a matter of time before the visitors opened the scoring and opened the floodgates as United heads dropped.