Newcastle may be the worst form team in the Premier League at the moment, and when we’ve watched teams fighting relegation over the weekend – like Burnley against Arsenal yesterday and QPR against Chelsea today – both home sides lost by just 1-0, but Burnley and QPR were unlucky not to take anything out of their games against the top two sides in the league.
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What we saw from Burnley and QPR were players totally committed to the cause of avoiding relegation, and what we’ve seen from the Newcastle team in the last three away games, are far too many of our players not committed to any Newcastle cause.
Whether that’s a reflection of John Carver’s motivational skills or not we don’t know, but with Manchester City losing 4-2 at Manchester United this afternoon, Liverpool will be all ready for this game against Newcastle.
It will be a chance for the Reds to pick up 3 points on City, and get within 4 points of them with just six games to play – and they can still make the Champions League next season.
Newcastle are still 9 points above the drop zone, and with every game that goes by that the bottom four sides don’t win, it makes us that much safer.
So the Burnley and QPR defeats were good news for Newcastle this weekend, and we are safer – but only because the sides beneath us in the league failed to win – not because we have done anything to help ourselves.
If we lose tomorrow night it will be five defeats in a row, and close to what we achieved last year in the second half of the season, when we lost six games in a row from 25th Match – 28th April last year and scored only one goal in those games.
Our players must be fully awake in the first 30 minutes tomorrow night, because the Reds will come straight at us – so we are just hoping the players show some commitment and passion tomorrow night.
We certainly haven’t seen that in the last three games on the road.
The last time a Newcastle side won at Anfield was way back in 1994 – 21 years ago – so there’s the opportunity to get a shock result and show that when our layers are in the mood and committed, we can even be a decent side.
If our players show passion, courage and commitment – anything is possible in the Premier League – including tomorrow night at Anfield.
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