Three things we learned from Jurgen Klopp's pre-Newcastle press conference
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 03, 2018,
Mar 03, 2018, 4:51
"You can't have 57 points if everything is wrong".
So the pressure could be on Chelsea when they take on a City side playing their second game in four days after they face sixth-placed Arsenal in a re-arranged match today. Lascelles has been excellent for Newcastle over the past couple of seasons, leading them back to the Premier League last season and then producing a number of top displays back in the top-flight.
Huddersfield are 14th and Newcastle 15th with 30 and 29 points respectively with third-from-bottom Swansea on 27, the same as Crystal Palace and Southampton above them.
The Magpies have lost 10 of their 13 league matches this season, including all five away fixtures, against teams now in the top half of the table. There was one example of a bad game from us when we gave all the responsibility to Phil and it was Tottenham away (a 4-1 defeat). Much credit needs to be given to Jurgen Klopp who did not push for either player to return too early. In the league, Liverpool are unbeaten at Anfield in 14 games.
The former Reds midfielder misses his return to Anfield with a knee injury, with Benitez waiting on scan results to see the severity of the problem. Only Robbie Fowler (33) and Luis Suarez (43) have contributed more to a Premier League campaign for Liverpool.
Defender Jesus Gamez is also missing, according to multiple sources including The Daily Telegraph, due to a long-term ankle injury which has kept him side-lined since October. "Then I just ran off like a insane man towards what is now the Kenny Dalglish Stand, and I knew that we had won the game".
"As a club, we have a lot to play for until the end of the season, in terms of Premier League points and, hopefully, more games in the Champions League". I think the best bet for this game is the over 3.5 goals.
Mohamed Salah is the obvious favourite to score, and he is available at his best odds of 8/13 at Bet365. Dwight Gayle has a thigh strain like Slimani and will not feature at Anfield.
You can go on YouTube and find dozens of videos of Firmino's best skills and goals, complete with his famous kung-fu kick celebration, but one doing the rounds on Twitter shows the less glamorous job he carries out for Liverpool.