Newcastle looking for first Anfield victory since 1994
Liverpool can put the disappointments of having been robbed of all three points in the Merseyside derby last weekend and being knocked out of the League Cup at the hands of Swansea City at home as they take on Newcastle United at home on Saturday.
The Reds were left fuming after a barrage of refereeing errors cost them the victory against Everton at Goodison Park last weekend, as they finished the match 2-2 after being two goals to the good early on in the game.
Liverpool were then bundled out of the League Cup, which they won last season, going down 1-3 to manager Brendan Rodgers’s former side Swansea City at home.
Midfielder Joe Allen, a summer signing from The Swans spoke to the official website of the club where he asserted that for a club like Liverpool, which takes each and every competition seriously, going out of the League Cup in that fashion was a blow but like any other club, they also give the most preference to the league and come Saturday, they will look to bounce straight back when The Magpies come to town.
Allen asserted that it is a big game for both the clubs and he is hoping they will be able to bounce back and take all three points.
Liverpool currently lie at 12th in the table after an extremely slow start with just two wins and four draws from the nine games played so far this season, three points behind Saturday’s rivals Newcastle who sit at 10th.
Newcastle, who comfortably disposed of West Bromwich Albion at home last weekend are yet to win a single league game away from home this season.
Having been bundled out of the League Cup last month by Manchester United, manager Alan Pardew will be hoping that his side is the fresher of the two sides as he looks to lead his side to its first victory at Anfield since 1994.
Speaking to the official website of the club, Pardew stated that the club has had a week off when the others were busy playing in the League Cup and added that he hopes that the work they put in the training ground over the last few days will come good when they take on Liverpool.
He also added that a game on Thursday takes two weeks off the schedule and said that they needed to get some rhythm back into the team.