Rafa Benitez will take his Newcastle team to Anfield tomorrow afternoon in the late kickoff game, and he will again be warmly welcomed by the Liverpool fans.
That’s only one reason we are hoping we can stay up and avoid relegation so we can see Rafa continue to improve the team and make his yearly pilgrimage to Anfield.
There are signs that Rafa is happy to extend his contract at Newcastle even if Mike Ashley doesn’t sell the club this summer.
That’s what we are hoping for.
During his press conference at noon today Rafa talked about the missed opportunity to get 3 points at Dean Court last weekend.
Jurgen Klopp and Rafa Benitez – April 2016 at Anfield
But again he says his young and inexperienced players must learn quickly from their mistakes:
“Watching the Bournemouth game on video, we had so many chances to finish the game. We have to learn from that and learn how to manage games when we are in these positions.”
“It will be different to the Manchester United home game, but we played well against Liverpool here.”
“They can play in lots of ways, on the counter or dominating possession.” “We have to go with confidence and replicate our positives from the last few games”
“The main thing for me is trying to win for Newcastle. It is Liverpool and I wish them all the best – but only after this game!”
“Our record is not good there but we drew their last time (2-2) and I hope to change the stats.”
If Newcastle play near their very best, we may be able to get something out of this game tomorrow.
But if we lose we will likely drop further down the league table with Newcastle being only 2 points above the drop zone.
About two in five fans think we can get something out of the game tomorrow.