The Fixture In Focus Podcast returns this week, putting Newcastle and Liverpool’s Premier League clash under the microscope.
The Magpies’ season may be over after securing Premier League survival for another year but Liverpool need a win to realistically give themselves a chance of beating Manchester City to the title and this game is filled with intricate subplots.
Indeed, it could well be Rafa Benitez’s final home game at St. James’ Park with the Newcastle gaffer’s future at the club in serious doubt, while he’ll also have a say – for better or worse – in the title hopes of the club he almost took to the Premier League crown, amongst other achievements, back in the 2008/09 season.
Accordingly, host James Jones, #FIFpod regular Christy Malyan and guest George Dagless – the acting editor of Football League World – question Benitez’s mindset for this game, as well as Newcastle’s potential future without him.
The agenda also includes whether centre-back Virgil van Dijk deserved to win the PFA Player of the Year award, looking at which current Liverpool stars would and wouldn’t make it into Benitez’s runner-up team and scrutinising the entertainment factor of this almost-perfect title race.
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