Newcastle will play Liverpool at home tomorrow in what is a massive match for Liverpool.
Basically, the Reds will need to win to keep up with the pace set by Manchester City who have won their last 10 league games, since we beat them 2-1 at St. James’ Park on 29th January.
Rafa likes to win his last games of the season – especially at home – and the lads will be going all out for a win.
Of course, Rafa likes to win every game.
Rafa Benitez with Jamaal Lascelles
Liverpool were beaten 3-0 in midweek at Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final, so that may help Newcastle.
This is what Jamaal Lascelles has said as reported in the Chronicle today:
“We normally do finish (the season) off strongly at St James’ Park,”
“Last season we beat Chelsea 3-0, so we do normally finish off strong. Liverpool will obviously be playing for the title so they will be flying.”
“It won’t be like the Chelsea game, where I think they were done and they weren’t really playing well.”
“But we are going to make it tough, we are going to go for the win, and we want to keep going until the very last game of the season.”
“We are going to make it tough for them. They probably know that themselves.”
“It is not a nice fixture to come here, especially with our recent home form.”
Newcastle have won six of our seven last league games at home.
It’s one of those games that we cannot make many mistakes – if we are going to take something out of this game.