After Newcastle’s less than stellar performance in the second half on Sunday against West Brom, Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has challenged his players to produce their first Premier League win at Anfield since Kevin Keegan was managing the club back in 1994.
Kevin Keegan in 1994 – last time Newcastle won a league game at Anfield
Newcastle ended up with 3 points through a late lucky goal from Papiss Cisse, his first in the league this season, but Newcastle were decidedly second best to West Brom in the final 45 minutes of the game, and could easily have lost to the Baggies.
But we won, and that’s always good, even if the performance wasn’t, and Liverpool are not the force in English football they once were and a win at Anfield is not out of the question for the Magpies.
Liverpool are 3 points behind Newcastle after 9 games in the league, and the Reds have won just three games in the Premier League this year, and have only two wins this season – one at home and one away.
At home Liverpool have drawn two and lost two of their first five home league games at Anfield – not great.
This is what Alan Pardew told the local media today:
“I think a little bit of history does come into it. We are going to have to buck that trend if we are going to get the win.” “We all know it is a very tough place to go.” “But there is no reason why we can’t win.” “We’re looking forward to it and I’m sure we can give a good account of ourselves.”
If Newcastle can play well on Sunday, there’s no reason we couldn’t nick all 3 points and that would add to the momentum of last week when we drew at Sunderland with 10 men and then had wins against Club Brugge and West Brom at home.
Howay The Lads!!
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