Alan Pardew will be putting out an attacking side against Liverpool today, and because we are at home the Newcastle side will be set up to attack Liverpool, and we suppose that’s the first line of defense against a team that has looked so good this season, and are currently joint top of the Premier League with Arsenal.
Loic Remy after scoring at St. James’ Park against Hull City
And a lot will depend today on how a certain Loic Remy plays and whether he can get in among the goals, and after we missed four good chances at Cardiff last time out in the first half, Loic came up and scored two great opportunist goals to put Newcastle on the right track, and then we held out quite well in the second half to get a valuable three points.
This is what a happy Loic Remy has said in the Chronicle today:
“For me personally I am really enjoying life.” “I enjoy it because you know that life won’t be good all of the time.” “Sometimes you can have bad days and bad things can happen to you. So I enjoy the moment.”
“I work hard to experience good moments like this.” “We know that we can finish nearer the top of this league than the bottom. I am confident about that.”
“We just have to continue to remove our mistakes.” “If we can keep going like this there is no reason why we can’t keep this good form up.”
“We found the right combination at Cardiff and we were very happy. It was another win.” “We did it by showing our strength in each department.”
“Liverpool at home is a special game.” “I expect a very good atmosphere at St James’ Park and this is one of the reasons I came here.”
“I have been impatient in the build-up to this game because I just want to get started again.” “We’ve had the international break.”
“Everybody worked hard to get the three points at Cardiff. That was the most satisfying thing.” “We are in good spirits and rightly so.”
When I am away with France, I try hard.” “But I know I am also representing Newcastle United as well.”
Loic seems almost the perfect player for Newcastle, but it’s not clear whether he is willing to sign for us in January, although the signs are that Newcastle will make every attempt to sign him up.”
But we’d still be surprised if he doesn’t wait until next summer to see if bigger clubs – like Tottenham and Arsenal for example – come after him.
If Newcastle were more ambitious – like we used to be some years ago – he’d sign for us on January 1st.
What do you think?