It turns out that Kevin Keegan is the last Newcastle manager to beat Liverpool at Anfield in the Premier League, in 1994.
Kevin Keegan – has his players ready for battle tomorrow
The Newcastle United manager told the Evening Chronicle today:
â€œIf you go to Anfield expecting to get nothing that is exactly what you will get.â€â€œThatâ€™s why we will go there tomorrow expecting to come home with something â€“ and we are going to have a go and make sure we give them a good game.â€
â€œAnd donâ€™t forget we are going there after what we all thought was a very encouraging performance against Blackburn Rovers last Saturday.â€
â€œYes, Liverpool have a strong squad, but when haven’t they?â€ â€œObviously, it was disappointing to lose that match (against Blackburn). But it would have been more disappointing if we had played badly and lost.â€
â€œIn those days, when we went to the likes of Liverpool we expected to win.â€ â€œWe are still capable of winning tomorrow, but really you cannot compare the state of the two clubs at the moment and we are going there in rather different circumstances to 1993-94.â€
Keegan seems very upbeat about tomorrow, and that will rub off on his players who played with a rare confidence last Saturday.
The Magpies outplayed Blackburn in every facet of the game last week except putting the ball in the back of the net. But then again we had absolutely no luck whatsoever.
Weâ€™re hoping we can get something out of tomorrowâ€™s game â€“ and we think we can.