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.

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • Tuttelbom

    Dec 5, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #1

    Im not sure if Im even gonna watch the game today. Its just painful.:/

  • beermonkey

    Dec 5, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #2


    I have been on a self imposed toon holiday its bad enough watching it without reliving it all week on here

    I didn’t even know we had loaned willo so it was a shock to discover we recalled him lol

    hows the young’un looking forward to xmas

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 5, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #3

    Ron…haha 🙂 that’s true mate you did say ‘if’;

    I really don’t know. Neither Charnley nor Ashley strikes me as intelligent!

  • Tuttelbom

    Dec 5, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #4

    Tomorrow I meant..:)

  • Oldgit1

    Dec 5, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #5

    @ tuttlebom you will have a job to, as match is tomorrow

  • Lindisfarne

    Dec 5, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #6

    With any luck the wind will make it more of an even playing field. Divine intervention?!!

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 5, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #7

    Beermonkey…Alfred is 10 month soon so he’s in the Christmas spirit just yet 😉

    Villads is 5 so he’s in the Christmas spirit enough for two. How’s your kid? He’s Villads age isn’t he?

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Dec 5, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #8

    Would love it if the weather conditions were so bad the game got cancelled !!

    Klopp is pragmatic as well Dortmund were quite long ball and direct at times whereas Mclaren seems scared to do this despite having Mitrovic who is great in the air !!

  • Ron Knee

    Dec 5, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #9


    Isn’t McClaren more likely to play Cissé as he actually managed to score a goal!!!

  • lochinvar

    Dec 5, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #10

    If Shearer’s lad prefers rugby could we borrow a rugby ball and play with that – it might even things up a bit . And after all what have been the best games at SJP in recent months – oh yes – the Rugby World Cup.
    At that point the club, the City ( toon ) , the people , were in the spotlight worldwide and the envy of many. Newcastle were top of the world. Even the great sadly late Jonah Lomou was at SJP in awe of the atmosphere, the fans, the City.
    Ashley, Charnley and McLaren have in a matter of weeks allowed all that to be reduced to nought. They should be ex communicated.


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