‘Best commentary ever’ – NBC’s Game of Thrones opening to Liverpool game was TV gold

Liverpool’s 3-2 victory over Newcastle was yet another captivating fixture in the race for the Premier League title, with the Reds showing a considerable amount of bottle and heart to break through a dogged Magpie defensive line.

Divock Origi – who is starting to make a name for himself as the go-to for a last minute winner – popped up again with a header from a Xherdan Shaqiri in-swinging free-kick on 86 minutes.

A draw would’ve meant that Manchester City could have gone three points clear at the top of the table with just one game to play, and not to mention a superior goal difference as well.

There were many talking points throughout the game.

One being Mo Salah’s potential concussion after colliding viciously with the hip of Newcastle stopper Martin Dubravka.

The Egyptian left the pitch in tears on doctors orders.

Another controversy was the actual awarding of the freekick, with Fabinho looking to dive after being closed down by Matt Ritchie, about five yards from the linesman. 

However, despite multiple incidents being discussed, if you were watching NBC then you would surely have had a more positive talking point to discuss with your mates.

Arlo White – NBC’s leading Premier League commentator – produced a quite compelling opening to the game at St. James Park, with a Game of Thrones themed introduction.

“Well, as we approach the final episodes of this spellbinding saga to crown the new Premier League kings.

“Jurgen Klopp will set his Red Dragons out to scorch the St. James Park turf, so he can spend another long night on the iron throne.”

Here is the introduction in full:

With Game of Thrones coming to a sad end on May 19, White’s topical fusion between the fictional dramatic world of Westeros and the reality -yet equally as dramatic -of the Premier League was very clever indeed.