SOME things never change.

Players and managers might come and go at St James’s Park, often with an alarming frequency.

But visits to Anfield over the past decade have become almost routine, almost always ending in defeat.

Yesterday, unfortunately, was no different.

Such is the life of Newcastle United fan, though the club’s supporters surely travelled across the Pennines more in hope than expectation given the injuries which have decimated an already thin squad.

A glance at the two sides’s respective benches told its own story.

Andy Carroll and Joe Cole were sent on by Kenny Dalglish, and his counterpart, Alan Pardew, had to make do with Nile Ranger and Shefki Kuqi, one player nearing the end of his career, and another yet to make an impression on the Premier League.

Read the full report in today’s Mail.