It was another pathetic performance from Newcastle United at Sunderland last time out, and it was on a par with our previous two road games when we were hammered 3-0 at Everton and 5-0 at Manchester City.
John Carver – doesn’t have much choice
Newcastle haven’t scored a goal in our last three away games, so unless Newcastle can shock everybody tonight and play well away from home, we have no hope of getting anything out of this game.
John has talked about the lack of character in the Newcastle team, and he’s right about that, so it’s almost certain he has to make some changes to the starting line-up after the latest embarrassment at the Stadium of Light.
We have nobody available that wasn’t available to play at Sunderland – so it’s not like Carver has a lot of players to choose from – which is just one of the problems we’ve had this year.
This could be the side that John starts tonight:
Taylor (R) Williamson Janmaat Colback
Sissoko (c) Gutierrez
Obertan Armstrong Cabella
Subs: Elliot Anita Kemen Abeid Ameobi Gouffran Riviere
That’s just two changes from the side that started at Sunderland, with Obertan and Armstrong coming in for Ameobi and Gouffran.
Adam Armstrong should be given his chance, because he can do no worse than other players Carver has tried.
The Newcastle youngster can also score some goals, so it could be a great platform for the 18 year-old to show his precocious skills.
And as we said, it’s not like Carver has a lot of choice.
What would your team be tonight for the game at Anfield?
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