Shearer Hopes For Upset At Liverpoool

The upcoming game against Liverpool at Anfield is a difficult one for Alan Shearer, as it proved last year for Kevin Keegan, when we hung on for most of the first half, but then went down 3-0 to a much better Liverpool side.


Alan Shearer – will give it a go

And Alan talked this morning at his pre-match press conference about the Liverpool game, and said we’d at least give it our best shot. A win on Sunday would be a single point in all honesty, and a real win would be more than amazing.

Shearer said this morning:

“I must stick to my beliefs and I’m doing that.” “Not many people will give us a chance at Liverpool but that does not affect me.”

“Upsets have been caused and I will be telling the players that.” “They have a very good side with world-class players and an amazing manager.”

“But I want to go to Anfield and get something.” “We go there in good spirits after a good week of training.” “There is a belief among the players and we will be going there to give it a real good go.”

Alan is right about saying Liverpool have an amazing manager in Rafa Benitez, and he probably hasn’t received all the accolades he deserves at Liverpool.

He’s very smart and has surrounded himself with coaches attached to the club like Sammy Lee, and apparently former Newcastle manager Kenny Dalglish will be asked to come in and coach the youngsters and have a role as Director of Football, but under Rafa.

Rafa is also an excellent coach on the day, where he can read the game and know what’s happening, and that will be more of a test for Alan Shearer on Sunday than anything else.

We have to have our defense play well and keep the goals down, so we can preserve our decent goal difference, because that could still be our savior this season.

We’d be very happy with a point on Sunday.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Jamesthefirst

    May 1, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #1

    Let’s face we are going to lose at Liverpool, so let’s lose by having a go. Attack them in the right way, and none of this sitting back and lumping the ball forward with Hollywood passes from Butt.

    If we lose 3-0 then I’d rather do it by attacking them than being defensive.

  • Toon Graeme

    May 1, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #2

    Jamesthefirst – weve got nowt to loose by having ago. If the game is a right off – no point sitting waiting for it to happen and prove to the world- just go for it and see what happens.

  • stevep

    May 1, 2009 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #3

    lets face it, we’re the only ones gonna be upset … watching championship next season

  • Whumpie

    May 1, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #4

    It’s tricky because of the goal difference thing. I just can’t see us keeping Gerrard and Torres at bay – especially with Enrique and Taylor out. So perhaps it’s a matter of sticking to the 3 up front and hoping we cancel out most of their goals.

    I watched the Portsmouth highlights last night, and with hindsight we did create a hell of a lot more chances than we have in ages. Trouble is, the strikers had forgotten what a chance looked like. Hopefully it’ll click back in – we’re due for it.

    I reckon 6-2, but I’m a pessimist.

  • Craigg

    May 1, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #5

    “amazing manager in Rafa Benitez”

    Disagree with that, The squad he inherited from Houllier coupled with the £500m he has spent should have brought a league title to them by now.

    O’Neill, Mourinho, Hiddink, Moyes ETC. Would have made the Champions by now

  • AndyT

    May 1, 2009 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #6

    I hope we go with the three strikers. We have nothing to lose by just going for it. Everybody, including ourselves, have written Newcastle United off in this game. Hell, we might be able to pull a 2-2 tie.

  • Tom_Toon

    May 1, 2009 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #7

    Owen needs to be dropped, especially v Liverpool.

    His performances v Liverpool are even worse than his usual ones.

    The man is spent.

  • Tom_Toon

    May 1, 2009 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #8



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