John Carver has just named his side for tonight’s tough game at Anfield and Daryl Janmaat is in the starting line-up, and that’s a huge relief (assuming he is fit), but the big shock is that Jonas has been dropped.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Simon Mignolet; Glen Johnson, Emre Can, Dejan Lovren, Alberto Moreno; Joe Allen, Lucas Leiva, Jordan Henderson; Jordan Ibe, Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho
Substitutes: Brad Jones, Javier Manquillo, Kolo Toure, Cameron Brannagan, Fabio Borini, Lazar Markovic, Rickie Lambert
Newcastle (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Ryan Taylor, Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Jack Colback; Moussa Sissoko (c), Mehdi Abeid, Vurnon Anita; Gabriel Obertan, Ayoze Perez, Remy Cabella
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Jamie Sterry Jonas Gutierrez, Yoan Gouffran, Sammy Ameobi, Adam Armstrong, Emmanuel Riviere
Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)
Mehdi Abeid, Vurnon Anita and Gabby Obertan are the players brought into the starting line-up.
With Jonas on the bench and being our very best player against Sunderland, we just have to think he must be getting near his maximum number of games, before Newcastle need to offer him a new deal – via the terms of his contract.
The other game Newcastle could be playing is not to start him, because the new contract could be based on a stated number of starts for the club.
Either way – it’s ridiculous that Jonas has been dropped after his display at Sunderland.
But hey – it’s all about money at Newcastle United – we must remember that – and John Carver does what he is told.
A good question after this game is how come Jonas didn’t start when you said he was so great at Sunderland – or maybe the question will be asked before the game.
Other than Jonas, the players who have been dropped from the Sunderland game are Yoan Gouffran and Sammy Ameobi. and it looks like we will be playing in a 4-3-3 formation against Liverpool’s similar formation.
In the eight years we’ve had this blog we haven’t seen too many polls where 93% of our readers think we will lose a game.
Let’s just hope the lads put in a good shift tonight – and give it everything thy have.
Then we ask what exactly are Newcastle up to with Jonas Gutierrez.
Howay The Lads!!
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