Newcastle face a tough trip to Anfield this weekend, where Liverpool are yet to lose in the Premier League this season, hoping for a result that will boost their chances of survival. Jurgen Klopp’s side are arguably playing the best football in the top flight after pace-setters Manchester City, but the Magpies will take comfort from their last outing against a top six side, beating Manchester United at St. James’ Park, and the fact Rafa Benitez certainly knows a thing or two about picking up points on Merseyside.
So, will Liverpool maintain their superb run of form or could Newcastle return to Tyneside with one or potentially all three points? Football FanCast’s writers have their say below…
If you’re a Newcastle fan you have to be worried about this one. Win, lose or draw, Liverpool have scored at least two goals in their last six matches and have the tools to demolish a Magpies defence that will be fearful of the likes of Mohamed Salah before the game even kicks off. The Reds know that a win could open a massive gap on fifth place Chelsea, who visit Man City, and they’re unlikely to mess about, roared on by a proud home support.
Liverpool all day long. Jurgen Klopp’s side have really found their groove in recent weeks and I can only imagine Newcastle being completely overawed at Anfield, as they have upon visiting big six opponents throughout this season. Perhaps Benitez can work some magic at his former stomping ground, but Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane look simply unstoppable at the moment and it’s often overlooked that Liverpool are yet to lose a home game in the Premier League this season, winning eight of 14.
It’s hard to look beyond Liverpool simply because of the form of the front three. Newcastle will have to do something special and something the likes of Southampton and West Ham haven’t managed in recent weeks in stopping those individuals scoring and creating goals, which seems to be an almost impossible task. Benitez will have a plan, but it won’t pay off on Saturday.
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