Let’s just whisper it – but if Newcastle can get their first win at Anfield in 17 years on Friday night – we’ll be back up to 6th place in the Premier League, and just one point away from 4th place before the Saturday games.
Tim Krul – has had great season so for for the Magpies
Liverpool are just one point and one place above Newcastle in the league at the moment, and the game at Anfield could be a corker.
If we are to get anything out of this game, the Newcastle defense will need to be as solid as they were at Bolton, and Tim Krul may have to be at his very best too, which is world class these days.
There’s no doubt that the 2-0 win at Bolton was a big big win for the team, and it was one of those games where the result was more important than the display, after Newcastle had gone six games without a win.
Tim Krul has been huge for Newcastle this season, and he seems to be improving all the time, and Tim can become one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League by the end of the season, if he isn’t that right now.
Tim has come out today and said Newcastle don’t fear Liverpool:
“It was a great time to get the win,” “The 30-point mark was important, and to get there after 18 games is a fantastic achievement.”
“That can give our confidence an extra boost for the next game against Liverpool, which is a huge one.”
“We’ve got no fear going there. We can’t have any. We have proved we can match any team in this league and that will be the same again on Friday night.”
Newcastle are almost back to full strength again and with Mike Williamson in central defense and able to head those crosses clear, the Newcastle defense could well become very solid again after a few hiccups since the Chelsea game.
Davide Santon is available again, although Alan Pardew doesn’t often change a winning side, so it’s possible he could start the same side that started at Bolton, and bring on Ben Arfa again as an impact sub some time in the second half.
But he could actually start Santon, and it probably depends on how the players perform in training today and tomorrow.
But it would be very nice if Newcastle can take something out of the game on Friday, and a win would set us on our merry way again.
Howay the Lads!!