Liverpool Home Preview 14/15

After 2 games on the road Newcastle return to home comforts for tomorrow’s early Premier League kick off against Liverpool looking to make it 4 wins on the bounce in all competitions.It is amazing how quickly things can change in football. This time 2 weeks ago the team and the manager were under immense pressure still looking for their first win of the season yet we sit here now 6 points better off and having dumped the holders out of the League Cup to move into the Quarter Finals.I don’t think many people’s opinions of the manager will have radically altered but either way it is just good to see the team stringing some results and performances together and the team and manager certainly deserve credit for the last couple of weeks especially the victories away at Spurs and Man City.This now sets us up nicely to face a Liverpool side currently struggling to adapt to life after Suarez and live up to the performances they put in last season which saw them come so close to the Premier League title.A couple of weeks ago you would have this down as a banker away win but now I think we could see an intriguing encounter. Newcastle have the momentum from the previous games whereas Liverpool are looking to get their season going after some disappointing recent results including last weeks 0-0 home draw with Hull.From a Newcastle perspective I think this is as good a time as ever to play Liverpool who still have Daniel Sturridge missing who usually causes us all sorts of problems.Defensively they have looked all over the place at times this season having seemingly not tightened up last season’s leaky defence and if we can attack with pace like we have in the last couple of games then I think there are certainly goals in this game for us.Of course they still have plenty of class players and this will by no means be an easy game with Liverpool handing us some harsh beatings at times over the years.In Raheem Sterling they have one of the most exciting talents around at the moment and his pace could cause us some real issues – lets hope he has had a tough week and maybe can’t be bothered to play tomorrow!Post Suarez they are looking to Mario Balotelli for goals and inspiration and whilst he has struggled slightly so far there is always that fear where Newcastle United are involved that we could be just the opponents a struggling player needs to get back on track – it has happened so many times over the years but hopefully not tomorrow.The manager has a real selection headache on his hands I think after so many fringe players impressed in the Cup midweek.As ever it remains to be seen who is fit and who isn’t.

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Thibaut Courtois sat down with Football Focus for an interview with Garth Crooks this weekend, in which he spoke of his aspirations with Chelsea this year. The Belgian keeper was asked some highly ambitious questions by the inquisitive Crooks, like the possibility of winning the league and Champions League double this year. Courtois seemed a […]

NBC to Broadcast USA vs New Zealand All Blacks Rugby Match on Saturday

If you’re a rugby fan or you’re curious about the sport, NBC will televise the international rugby match between USA Eagles and New Zealand All Blacks on Saturday live on free-to-air NBC at 3:30pm ET. The game will be played … Continue reading →NBC to Broadcast USA vs New Zealand All Blacks Rugby Match on Saturday is a post from World Soccer Talk.