Newcastle have a very tough game tomorrow afternoon in the early kick-off game, when we take on Liverpool, a club formed in 1892, the same year as Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End came together as Newcastle United, and hope that we can do a lot better than we did last season, when we were torn apart at St. James’ Park in a 6-0 loss in April.
Fabricio Coloccini is injured and with a groin injury the captain could be out a few weeks, and his Argentine team-mate Jonas Gutierrez will also be absent with a personal issue, and he’s in Argentina handling that at the moment.
Liverpool are an improved side from last season, and currently are in second place in the league, but equal on points with leaders Arsenal, and it’s their best start to a Premier League season for many years, and they are playing very good attacking football under manager Brendan Rodgers.
Luis Suarez is back fin the side after his ban, and he missed the this corresponding game in April when we were taken a part, and the Uruguayan has built up a very good partnership with England striker Daniel Sturridge, and the two of them will pose a huge threat to the Newcastle defense.
But we don’t think Alan Pardew will make many changes from the side that played so well to beat Cardiff City 2-1 in South Wales two weeks ago.
And manager Alan Pardew has said that Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa will play, so we assume Mike Williamson will keep his place and partner the Frenchman in central defense.
So this is the Newcastle team that could start tomorrow:
Debuchy Williamson Yanga-Mbiwa Santon
Tiote Cabaye (c) Sissoko
Gouffran Cisse Remy
Subs: Elliot Taylor (S) Dummett Anita Ben Arfa Marveaux Ameobi (Sa)
There could be some changes to that team as we pointed out earlier today, and Steven Taylor could be in the starting line-up and Ben Arfa could be one of the front three.
What team would you start in tomorrow’s game?
And Alan Pardew is aware of that big defeat in April, but he says things are better these days in the squad:
“Psychologically it’s a completely different place to where we were.” “We’re in a much better place now and we’ll give a better account of ourselves.”
“It’s a game you don’t ever want to experience but it happens sometimes in a season.” “You have to make sure it doesn’t happen again and try to build yourself up.”
“They’re advertising this game as it won’t be 0-0 – and I think they’re probably right.”
Newcastle are in 11th place with 10 points from the first seven games of the season, and that’s equal to the points Manchester United have under new manager David Moyes.
However, most Newcastle fans think we’ll lose this game:
Newcastle will need to defend very well in this game, and if we can hold the Liverpool attack we have players who can score goals.
But this game will be very tough, and we’ll be very happy with a point.
What do you think?