Rafa Benitez seems to be a fan of Papiss Cisse and he keeps mentioning how well the Senegal striker has been playing for the team.
The former Liverpool manager has brought in two of our most experienced players in Papiss and Cheick Tiote and they have both played well in the last three games.
Rafa has preferred Cisse to start up front and then he has brought on young Aleksandar Mitrovic more as an impact sub in the second half of games and Mitro has been able to be effective in that role.
Papiss Cisse and Jack Colback
Our two goalscorers at Liverpool
Rafa is doing his best to try to get the maximum benefit from these two strikers in these vital last three games:
“You have to match them – it depends on the games.” “Papiss is doing a great job. And after, you know Mitrovic will come and be a threat too.”
“I think we have to find the balance between one, the other one and sometimes even both like against Sunderland.”
“You have to be sure both are ready and they compete between them. That is good for the team.”
Cisse scored for the first time last Saturday since back in late November, when he scored the first goal in the 5-1 thrashing against Crystal Palace, so maybe he can score against Alan Pardew´s side on Saturday?
This is a really vital game and anything but a win will seriously jeopardize our chances of survival.
Most fans think we will win this game.