BBC Pundit Being Kind To Newcastle

Former Liverpool defender and Newcastle coach Mark Lawrenson thinks that Liverpool have tremendous momentum under new manager Jurgen Klopp at the moment.

In a short two months, Jurgen has them playing great attacking football and they won 6-1 on Wednesday night at Southampton in the League Cup and took Manchester City apart 4-1 recently at the Etihad Stadium.

They are playing great away from home at the moment and they meet Newcastle tomorrow at St. James’  Park and we have the worst defensive record in the Premier League having conceded 30 goals in just 14 games.

Most Geordie fans have only two words about this game – Oh no!

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Mark Lawrenson – predicts a close 2-0 win for Liverpool

The Reds have won seven of their last eight games in all competitions.

Liverpool’s goal difference of +3 is the worst of any top six club, so let’s hope Klopp doesn’t want to use this game to improve that goal difference dramatically.

Newcastle’s goal difference is the worst in the league at -16.

This is what Mark Lawrenson has said about the game tomorrow:

“Liverpool’s away form is the best in the Premier League and the other good news for Jurgen Klopp is that his problem up front is now that he has to pick from a lot of players who are coming back rather than the number of players he has out.”

“The Reds have got real momentum at the moment. I am inclined to put Tottenham down in that category but Liverpool’s is better and their confidence is sky-high at the moment.”

Mark predicts a 2-0 win for Liverpool tomorrow which is being kind to Newcastle.

There’s news across the media that McClaren has to turn things around in the next two games against Liverpool and Tottenham – maybe the two teams in the best form in the Premier League right now.


So these are two watershed games for Newcastle under Steve McClaren and if we lose both we could have a new manager by the time we host bottom of the league Aston Villa in two weeks time.

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