Rafa Hoping For A Result At Liverpool – Players Must Learn Quickly From Past Mistakes

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.

How Will Newcastle Fare At Liverpool?

View Results
Loading ... Loading ...

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 2, 2018 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #1

    Be a slaughter at Anfield.

  • RobLeenio

    Mar 2, 2018 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Sirjason, that’s the same comment loads of bloggers made (not necessarily you) before the Citeh matches and Man U at home. None of these have been thumpings, I don’t see why this one will be different. We need to stay in it till the last 20 minutes, if we’re within a goal at that point we can start to hope for something.

    Colours on the mast: 1-1 Gayle to score

  • Jib

    Mar 2, 2018 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #3

    The Mackems firmly rooted to the bottom
    of the Championship have 12 games to save
    their season
    Millwall (12th) away tomorrow.

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 2, 2018 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #4

    Hope L’pool are over confident and, like Manchester, their heads are not completely with it.

  • RobLeenio

    Mar 2, 2018 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #5

    From The Mag “In those 22 matches where Lascelles has started, Newcastle have only lost by more than a one goal margin on a single occasion, at Man City.”

    Also “in the six games so far against the top four clubs, Newcastle have scored in five of those matches, including the draw at home to Liverpool”

    Finally “when Jamaal Lascelles has been in the starting eleven, Newcastle have conceded more than one goal on only four occasions, including last Saturday”

    I mean, stats don’t tell you everything, but they do suggest we’re hard to break down and have a goal in us – surely the perfect recipe for a decent result.


You must log in to post a comment.