Liverpool vs Newcastle – Match Preview


Liverpool are one of the best sides in the Premier League at the moment, so perhaps we’ll get a good performance from the Newcastle side tomorrow.

Newcastle seem to be able to get themselves ready for a big game, and with any luck the lads could even turn in a similar performance to the one they gave almost two weeks ago against the mighty Manchester United at St. James’ Park, in a game that ended 0-0.

A new injury casualty this week has been Stephen Ireland, and he now joins Alan Smith and Leon Best out for the rest of the season, and Ben Arfa and Dan Gosling are still not ready to return to the side.

Danny Guthrie is also out injured, although he could be back before the end of the season on May 22nd.

Tim Krul will be preferred to Steve Harper in goal for the last four games of the season, so manager Alan Pardew can take a closer look at him, and the rest of the side seems to pick itself.

This is the side we expect Alan to name for tomorrow, and it’s unchanged from last week’s draw at Blackpool.

Krul
Simpson Coloccini Williamson Enrique
Barton Tiote Nolan (c) Enrique
Ameobi Lovenkrands
Subs: Harper Taylor (s) Ferguson Perch Taylor (R) Ranger Kuqi

The game is being televised world-wide as the game in which Andy Carroll plays against his old side, but it’s not at all clear that Andy will make the game.

Our hunch is that he’ll start on the bench, although if his knee injury hasn’t cleared up, he will not even be on the bench, although he’s said to be desperate to play against his former club. Why?

Andy Carroll was never a quick healer, and he’s been dogged by injury ever since he joined the 5 times European Champions on Merseyside.

Liverpool are playing well under Kenny Dalglish, and this will no doubt be a difficult game for the Magpies.  But if the lads can play somewhere near their best, they will have some chance of coming away with a solitary point.

Newcastle are still not absolutely safe in the league yet, and they will need to win their last two home games against Birmingham and WBA to make absolutely certain of their place in the Premier League for another season.

The fact that we played so bad against relegation threatened Blackpool last Saturday, when Newcastle were outplayed in that second half, is still a little worrying.

And with today’s results, Newcastle are still only 6 points above the drop zone but they have a decent goal difference of +1, which could help them finish higher up in the league.

We’d be a lot happier if the lads can take something out of the game at Anfield tomorrow.

Comments very welcome.



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67 comments so far

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 30, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #1

    hope we can get a win Tommarow and tat will help our team to finish in a better place in top half

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  • connor_nufc

    Apr 30, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed u put two enriques in . I think u mean jonas

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  • Toon_Ice

    Apr 30, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Who´s the other Enrique ? lol

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  • Tjodalf

    Apr 30, 2011 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Wouldn’t mind having 2 of him out there tomorrow though..

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  • carrollsinger

    Apr 30, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #5

    Think he has been cloned that would be an amazing left side get in! And if one does go to pool we will still have the other one

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  • arfa chance

    Apr 30, 2011 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #6

    1-1 kuyt and loverman to score

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  • Tonytoon73

    Apr 30, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #7

    2-1 toon nolan both goals

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  • north east lincs toon

    Apr 30, 2011 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #8

    1-0 to the strolla

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  • north east lincs toon

    Apr 30, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #9

    maxi and suarz ar the main threat the rest we can match

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  • connor_nufc

    Apr 30, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #10

    2-1 newcastle . Shola with both

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  • CheickTiote

    Apr 30, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #11

    Any news on HBA and Gosling? Any indication when they may be back?!

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  • hainesy

    Apr 30, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #12

    2-2 Kuyt and Maxi for them gits then Enrique number 1 and number 2 for us!

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  • Rusbjerg11

    Apr 30, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #13

    liverpool 2-2 newcastle
    goals :
    liverpool kuyt and meireles
    newcastle
    nolan and jonas

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  • Geordie-Jake

    Apr 30, 2011 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #14

    Gervinho’s scored 2 for lille tonite

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  • arfa chance

    Apr 30, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #15

    Lads I’m obliged to watch the match with my mate a die hard liverfool fan who is gloating over Judas purchase and Jose speculation. I hope to god We do em or at least get a point. It’s karma I floated when We did them at st James. Please turn up shola, Barton and nolan, We need the goals. If tiote can keep merieles quiet, Barton and Simpson maxi and suarez, and Colo Carroll if plays We are ok.

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  • toonruz

    Apr 30, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #16

    lot of rumours doing the rounds on twitter that the club is about to be sold , i hope so 🙂

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  • gorskino10

    Apr 30, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #17

    2-0 Liverpool
    (Kuyt,Suarez)

    We just dont have enough upfront, i dont see them scoring more our defense have been good but have had slipups and with Willo and Danny thats where the goal’s will come from.

    All depends how Strolla and Barton/Nolan play if Strolla plays his usual non-esistant self. and when Barton plays bad we usual do as a hole, and Nolan could choke against his team he supports OR play amazing so he could be bought by them.

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 30, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #18

    toonruz
    Who are the rumours coming from? Journos or just fans?

    gorskino10
    With my head I agree with the result you just put up but with my heart I think a 1-0 win goal coming from Nolan in the first quarter of the match then squeeky bum time for the rest of the game

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  • Tonytoon73

    Apr 30, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #19

    toonruz who on twitter is saying that m8

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  • Tonytoon73

    Apr 30, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #20

    WWJBD your just looking at my comment, I said 2-1 nolan both goals, so you say 1-0 nolan scores. NEGATIVE OR WHAT HA HA.

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  • Foxworth

    Apr 30, 2011 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #21

    1-3

    Shola

    Jonas

    &

    Ranger to get the icing on the cake 😀

    Karma’s coming to haunt the Scouse!!!

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 30, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #22

    hahahahahahaha Tonytoon73 I actually laughed there!
    I will change it to 2-0 (Nolan + Jonas goals) then FIND THE NEGATIVE IN THAT ONE 😀

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  • Geordie-Jake

    Apr 30, 2011 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #23

    we shud sign afellay frm barca

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  • Tonytoon73

    Apr 30, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #24

    Jonas screamer from outside the box eh WWJBD.

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 30, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #25

    Does Jonas do any other kind of goal?

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  • Reedos

    Apr 30, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #26

    I think we’ll do well tomorrow, the lads have all gotta be up for it.
    2-1 to the toon, bit of luck Carroll will get injured again, Judas!!

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  • Tonytoon73

    Apr 30, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #27

    A miss kick maybe

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Apr 30, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #28

    Incase no one’s noticed, there’s ALWAYS rumours doing the rounds that we’re being taken over. That’s what you get for having an owner who doesn’t like what he owns.

    But if the slug had any intention of selling, he wouldn’t be sending scouts all over Europe and signing our oldest players on long term deals.

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  • Tonytoon73

    Apr 30, 2011 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #29

    toonruz what are they saying on twitter now.

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  • arfa chance

    Apr 30, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #30

    Who is it toonruz , I’ve looked and can’t see anything

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 30, 2011 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #31

    Thats very negative towards Jonas and his goals Tonytoon73…must one of us always be negative?

    ToonDownSouth its not always that black and white, you have to cover all bases. I am one of the few on here that thinks a sale isnt that far out of the question come safety being secured…not because of rumours but becuase of timing, regulations and NUFCs movements this season

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  • gorskino10

    Apr 30, 2011 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #32

    @WWJBD

    Its true that was of a “Head” decision :p

    But with Nolan he can be sometimes hit and miss, cause of his fitness he will be in the game the whole time or see nothing.
    And Ameobi we know for the last 10 years has 1 good then 10 average/bad ones so he could have his “Good” day or not.

    We have a good defense as a whole, prone to a few errors and depends how lethal Liverpool are tommorow, with Best in the game i may of said we could nick something but i just dont seen Ame or Loven scoring (although Loven scored @ Blackpool) we dont have “Potent” players attacking wise that score. A more realistic prediction would be maybe a 0-0 or 1-1, we seem a team that wont score 2 but wont let in 2 or more.

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  • gorskino10

    Apr 30, 2011 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #33

    On another note Kevin Gamiero and Gervinho were simply sublime today BOTH scoring 2 goals each.

    Hopefully our scouts were watching.

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  • Tonytoon73

    Apr 30, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #34

    WWJBD like i said last night your negativety has rubbed off on me, just aswell that dai is not online he might’ve set about me. ha ha

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  • Baro

    Apr 30, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #35

    I honestly hope we get some points tomorrow. Either if its 1 or 3. They have no defense and we have no good forwards. All they have is quality strikers. Suarez and Carroll (If he is fit), and Kuyt to me is not that much of a threat he is just those players that get the tap in goals off a shot saved by the goalkeeper or something. We have beaten them this year before with a 3-1 win, and hopefully we can do it again. It would be an awesome game.
    The game is very early tomorrow as we in the USA have to wake up at 6 a.m. in the morning! LOL!

    ……………………………….Krul…………………………….

    Simpson……..Willo……………….Colo……..Enrique

    ……………………………….Tiote……………………………

    …………………Barton………………Nolan………………

    Ranger……………………Ameobi……………….Jonas

    Newcastle United with a 4-3-3 formation.

    Newcastle United 2 – 1 Liverpool

    Jonas 7 min
    Ranger 90 (+3) min

    Suarez 81 min

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 30, 2011 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #36

    gorskino10
    Couldnt agree more, I dont see us scoring many but equally I dont see us conceeding many…just a bit of luck decides it tomorrow.

    Tonytoon73 hahaha since he set about us I havent seen another comment from him…strange that eh haha

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  • Tonytoon73

    Apr 30, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #37

    arfa chance i don’t know who toonruz is but he said in an earlier comment that there were rumours on twitter that newcastle were about to be sold.

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  • gorskino10

    Apr 30, 2011 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #38

    @WWJBD

    100% Agree, Just hope we get the luck 😀

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  • NUFC STEVE

    Apr 30, 2011 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #39

    Watching depor and atletico here. Xisco looking good ( not).!!!!!!diego forlan isn’t even playin could get him for cheap in the summer???was offered to tottenham in January for 10 mil???

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  • Toonmania

    Apr 30, 2011 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #40

    i think toonruz is pedro on the NUFCBLOG

    Look at the first comment here
    http://www.nufcblog.org/2011/04/liverpool-v-newcastle-united-match-preview/

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