If Newcastle can put in a performance as good as the one they gave against Manchester United last week, then they may be able to take something out of game on Sunday at Liverpool.
Alan Pardew – team is confident
But Liverpool are playing very well these days, and have been completely reinvigorated under new (and former ) manager Kenny Dalglish, and it will be a difficult game for the Magpies, no doubt about that.
Unfortunately former Newcastle number 9 Andy Carroll says he is keen to be fit for the game, and may even make the game, so he will be a test for Coloccini and Williamson at the back if the Gateshead lad does start.
Anfield is not a happy hunting ground for Newcastle however, and the last win there was way back in 1994 when Kevin Keegan was managing the famous Entertainers, against his former club.
What does that mean? We must be due a win of course.
And after all, Newcastle put in a fine display last December in winning 3-1 at St. James’ Park, in Alan Pardew’s first match in charge.
And during that game, we remember the then Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson was trying to rub his eyes out, it looked like he just couldn’t believe what he was seeing from his woeful defense on that day.
Alan Pardew told the local Newcastle press corps today:
“We’re going to go to Liverpool with confidence.” “There’s still a lot to play for, and we want to give our fans a good day.”
“I think we’re definitely safe now.” “The most important thing at Blackpool was our energy. Blackpool hadn’t had a game, and it showed.”
“It evens it up at this level. Our energy levels will be the same as Liverpool’s, so we’ll give a much better account of ourselves against a team in good form.”
We will just have to hope that Newcastle maintain their inconsistency on Sunday, because it’s a game we don’t expect too much from.
So maybe that means the lads can get a result?
Hope so, and after all the lads have had good wins at Arsenal, Chelsea (yes it was between the second teams), Everton, Wigan, West Ham and Birmingham this season.
A win at Liverpool would rejuvenate Newcastle fans, for sure.