Unchanged Side For Newcastle At Liverpool – Mbabu On Bench


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Rafa Benitez has just announced his Newcastle team for the crucial game at Liverpool this afternoon and it’s an unchanged side that drew with Manchester City 1-1 on Tuesday night at St. James’ Park.

That was not unexpected.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Randall, Toure, Lovren, Moreno, Stewart, Allen, Milner, Lallana, Firmino, Sturridge
Subs: Ward Skrtel Smith Coutinho Lucas Ibe  Ojo

Newcastle: Darlow, Anita, Lascelles, Mbemba, Dummett, Townsend, Tiote, Colback, Sissoko (c), Perez, Cisse
Subs: Woodman, Mbabu, Shelvey, Wijnaldum, Aarons, De Jong, Mitrovic

Sissoko will again play in central midfield with Andros Townsend and Ayoze Perez on the wings – so some kind of stability is coming to the Newcastle side, with Wijnaldum and Shelvey again on the bench.

James Milner, the former Newcastle winger who left us in August, 2008 for Aston Villa, starts today for Liverpool.

Newcastle must try to get something out of this game today – and it’s the most difficult of the four games we still have to play this season.

This is what Rafa has said about this game:

“We know our away form is not the best.” “But the reaction from our players in the last two games has shown that we can improve.” “The team looks good and they are a lot more positive that they can win.”

“Manchester City was massive for the morale of the team. Now we have this confidence and we have to keep fighting and keep working hard in order to get three points.”

“It doesn’t matter who we play, we need three points. I am a professional and I am the Newcastle manager, so I will go to Liverpool wanting to win.”

“Liverpool are doing well, they are a great team with a very good manager.”

“I’ve met Jurgen a couple of times before and I know he’s a very passionate manager and hopefully he does well for Liverpool in the Europa League.”

“His team are scoring a lot of goals and playing well. It won’t be just our defense that will have to work hard, it will be the entire team.”

“We have to be sure that we stick together and play to win.

“I have a first-hand experience at Liverpool but we have to go there and get three points. It’s what we have to do and we know that we can do it.”

“They still have a few players who can come in and be very strong in attack.” “It doesn’t make much difference how Liverpool line up because it will always be a hard game for us.”

“We have to believe. I am not just happy with two good games – we have to fight until the end.”

Given that we haven’t won at Anfield since 1994 – when Kevin Keegan’s team won 2-0 on 16th April with goals from Rob Lee and Andy Cole – about one in three fans still think we can pull off the win today.

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285 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 23, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #1

    Glad to see the false urine sample I provided has arrived:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36120459

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  • mindshaft

    Apr 23, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #2

    makes sense to have same starting 11 , Shelvey hasn’t done enough to earn a spot and Gini is better as an impact sub away from home
    Tiote and Colback much better at helping out defence

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  • chicousa

    Apr 23, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #3

    Still nobsign of Gouffy or Rivi on bench….gotta love Rafa! HWTFL!!!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 23, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #4

    Lindisfarne – you are to be commended in your efforts to destabilise the Reds for this afternoon.
    Sterling work.
    If you are an active fellow -was it difficult to sit down for a prolonged period to provide the sample.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 23, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Team probably as expected -still concerned about Cisse – been useless this season.
    Hopefully Rafas’ plan to bring on Mitro after half time with a fresh pair of legs might work again.

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  • Thump

    Apr 23, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #6

    Lindisfarne is the hero we all need.

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  • Oleg G

    Apr 23, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #7

    A very high quality acestream for the game:

    Bloodzeed (EN)

    acestream://42fe51591598d905ab011a9c8339150f8391dfa7

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  • chicousa

    Apr 23, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #8

    Long overdue for a win at Anfield….may today be the day!!! Nerves are jumping!!!

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  • Toonacious T

    Apr 23, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Anyone know if our game is on the radio?

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  • Wayayman

    Apr 23, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Toonacious T, commentary on either Talksport or FiveLive, can’t remember which

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  • Toonacious T

    Apr 23, 2016 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #11

    It is live on NBC sport channel for anyone who has the Mobdro app.

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  • Toonacious T

    Apr 23, 2016 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #12

    Cheers Wayayman.

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  • thebionicMAG

    Apr 23, 2016 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #13

    Hey guys, here we go again. Any good links for mac?

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  • themole

    Apr 23, 2016 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #15

    that works for mac ( just use chrome browser)

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  • thebionicMAG

    Apr 23, 2016 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #16

    Thanks mole! 🙂

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  • Toonboy

    Apr 23, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #17

    Anyone know of any decent Kodi links??

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  • thebionicMAG

    Apr 23, 2016 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #18

    Sky is my provider so have blocked my connection to the site! However I have ‘hide my Ass VPN’ fcuk you Sky! :

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  • Jib

    Apr 23, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #19

    Milner leads out Lpool

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  • Oleg G

    Apr 23, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #20

    Sorry. My mistake.

    No game of ours on Bloodzeed.

    This one is ours:
    acestream://13139e30694a4902cc4bc8e0859d64c9851c80cb

    TSN1 – also in english.

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  • Dennis Twice

    Apr 23, 2016 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #21

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

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  • lukes26

    Apr 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #22

    thank you Oleg!

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  • Jib

    Apr 23, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #23

    Whoops
    A big test of character now

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  • davetoon

    Apr 23, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #24

    Ita nice to be excited about a game where we have no right on paper to get a point. Hopefully the improvement can continue and jeep the dream alive

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  • lukes26

    Apr 23, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #25

    wtf

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Apr 23, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #26

    OH FFS!

    Back to usual shite.

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  • davetoon

    Apr 23, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #27

    Urrrghhh

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  • thebionicMAG

    Apr 23, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #28

    WTAF?

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  • manxpie

    Apr 23, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #29

    Oh dear shocking start

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  • manxpie

    Apr 23, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #30

    Silly free kick again

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Apr 23, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #31

    Lol. That was fast. Important today is we keep the score low. I’ll take a narrow defeat. A hammering might destroy their brittle confidence.

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  • Corv

    Apr 23, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #32

    Normal service resumed.

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  • reilly

    Apr 23, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #33

    toonboy. phoenix sports—vc event

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  • county down magpie

    Apr 23, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #34

    Good thing is its right at the start of the game, we can get back into it………plus if someone could break that ba$+ard Stir ridges leg that would be a help

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 23, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #35

    Fcuking shite. Again.

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  • Yo-yo

    Apr 23, 2016 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #36

    The whistle goes, the game has started, wake up, eh guys ?

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  • mindshaft

    Apr 23, 2016 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #37

    Darlow should have done better – soft goal to concede

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Apr 23, 2016 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #38

    Dummet and Lascelles very poor for the goal and again, needless freekick.

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  • manxpie

    Apr 23, 2016 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #39

    Lindi why didn’t ya send in a sturridge sample!!!

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  • JDdubai

    Apr 23, 2016 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #40

    Stupid Townsend. Why push someone in the back to begin with.

    Man city repeated.

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