The News Of The World is reporting today that both Newcastle United’s Michael Owen and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres will miss the game today at Anfield.
Peter Lovenkrands – preferred to Michael Owen?
Liverpool will presumably be without their star striker, Fernando Torres, becasue the NOTW is reporting this morning that he has suffered a recurrence of the hamstring injury that has troubled him throughout the campaign. And Rafa Benitez will take no chances with the Spaniard today.
If that’s true that has to be some good news for Newcastle, although the Liverpool squad is so strong it will not help us that much.
The other news the NOTW is reporting is something we heard yesterday, that Shearer will drop his captain Michael Owen for this game, and prefer Peter Lovenkrands, who has looked good when he’s played for the side, and is trying to win an extended contract in the summer, so he can be near his pregnant wife’s family in Glasgow.
While most people had expected Alan to play a 4-5-1 formation the NOTW is reporting he will surprisingly still use 3 strikers, with Viduka up front and Martins and Lovenkrands playing behind the front-man.
Both teams need points, and it will not be a stroll in the park for Liverpool this afternoon, as it was at St. James’ Park in December when Liverpool gave one of their best performances of the season, and Newcastle one of their worst and Liverpool thumped us 5-1, and it could easily have been double that, but for the great Shay Given in goal.
We hope for much better this afternoon at Anfield.