Newcastle are probably the worst performing team in the Premier League and after watching John Carver in his press conference yesterday I had my head in my hands at the end of it.
Brendan Rodgers – Liverpool manager
One thing John said was that he was in the lift with somebody after the game – and the guy said he couldn’t believe how badly Newcastle played on Sunday, given all the work Carver did with them the week before.
So that’s essentially a little indirect pat on the back from John Carver to John Carver (and therefore it seems to be the players fault).
But this is not about John Carver, and he needs to get the attention off himself and he needs to get out players ready for the Anfield game on Monday – we have already been shown up and disgraced by a superior Sunderland team – who were not only the better side – but the once again outfought Newcastle.
That was after we had many speeches last week from John Carver that would (definitely) not happen – he almost guaranteed it wouldn’t happen.
But it happened.
So John’s star has definitely fallen on Tyneside, and he has to turn this thing around – and quickly too – before anxiety start to get to the players.
Liverpool are fighting for the Champions league and are really 8 points our of 4th place when you take goal difference into consideration – so they are under some pressure to get the points.
So if we can hand pon and not conceded a goal early on – we know that’s very difficult for this Newcastle side – we could even have Liverpool worried.
That’s the chance we have – to play solidly in defense, attack with 100% commitment on the break – and maybe have a bit of luck as well.
If we lose this game, which 94% of the readers think we will – it’s going to be that much more difficult to pull ourselves out of the death spiral we may be in.
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