Rafa returns to Anfield on Saturday as the Reds welcome his Newcastle side to L4. It will be fantastic to see Rafa back on the touchline and as much as I hope he manages to keep Newcastle up, winning comes first and Jurgen Klopp needs to steer his side to another victory and continue a fantastic run of form.
Guess at a line-up: Mignolet Clyne Lovren Sakho Moreno Milner Stewart Ojo Lallana Coutinho Sturridge
Even though Liverpool again had a midweek match – albeit one with fewer exertions than recent Europa League fixtures – I doubt we'll see the same highly-rotated side that featured against Stoke and Bournemouth.
Liverpool welcome Everton to Anfield on Wednesday evening as both sides are on opposite sides of the form scale at the moment. Everton boss Roberto Martinez is under immense pressure from his fan base for poor results in the league while Jurgen Klopp is idolised by Kopites all over after guiding his side to the semi-final of the Europa League.
After the madness of beating Dortmund 4-3 on Thursday I genuinely forgot that we actually had to play a league game this weekend. How bad is that? Despite my memory lapse, we do in fact have to continue playing in the league and that means a trip down south for Jurgen Klopp's side as they prepare to face Bournemouth.
A fantastic win over Stoke at the weekend gives Liverpool a huge boost going into this important fixture with Klopp's ex side Dortmund as the Reds look to progress to the semi-finals of the Europa League. The manager also has a tough decision to make up front as he must choose between Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge, many are predicting the former will get the call.
After a brilliant performance against Borussia Dortmund on Thursday evening the Reds must feel like they can take on anyone at the moment but Stoke are famously hard to break down, can Klopp get the win at Anfield on Sunday?
Jurgen Klopp takes Liverpool to his former club Borussia Dortmund on Thursday evening in what is set to be a truly special Europa League tie. Kopites assumed the clash with Manchester United would be the most exciting bar an appearance in the final but all that changed when the black and yellows were pulled out of the hat.
It always feels like ages since my last post after an international break, not helped by the fact I missed providing a Southampton match report because my dissertation is crushing me... Anyway, enough of my life, it's Liverpool V Spurs!
Saturday's big match could prove very fruitful for the Reds who could do with the three points after that disastrous Saints result.
After knocking Manchester United out of the Europa League and drawing Dortmund just a day later, Liverpool have got some important fixtures coming up as the season begins to draw to a close. The Reds however are still quietly in with a chance of a say on how the top four is laid out and with Southampton above Jurgen Klopp's side in the table, a win here and a bonus of holding two games in hand could be vital.
Jurgen Klopp makes the short trip to Old Trafford with his Liverpool side on Thursday as the Reds look to put the final nail in the coffin. Liverpool are 2-0 up in this Europa League tie thanks to goals from Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino and it looks like a long way back for Louis van Gaal who was forced to watch a very ineffective Manchester United at Anfield last week.
It's a massive game for Liverpool on Thursday evening as Jurgen Klopp prepares his side for the first of two big clashes against rivals Manchester United in the Europa League. Liverpool enter this game on the back of a last minute win over Crystal Palace while United lost their most recent league game at the hands of West Brom.
After confidently beating Manchester City at Anfield during the week, Liverpool travel to Selhurst Park on Sunday as Jurgen Klopp looks to collect another three points in the league. At the time of writing the Reds have played 27 games, two fewer than most in the league and theoretically could still pile pressure on the race for fourth if they put a string of victories together.
Got over the League Cup final loss yet? I'm not certain I have to be honest but hey, at least we have a shot at revenge just three days after Wembley. With that in mind I didn't see much point in writing up an almost identical match preview for Wednesday night's game and so I thought we could take a look back at some positive results that the Reds have picked up against City in recent times.
Rafa Benitez has just announced his Newcastle side for the important home game against Alan Pardew's Crystal Palace this afternoon and as we had expected in comes Gini Wijnaldum for Ayoze Perez as the one change to the team that did so well in fighting back last week against Liverpool. Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Karl Darlow; Vurnon [.
Rafa Benitez has just announced his Newcastle team for the crucial game at Liverpool this afternoon and it's an unchanged side that drew with Manchester City 1-1 on Tuesday night at St. James' Park. That was not unexpected. Liverpool: Mignolet, Randall, Toure, Lovren, Moreno, Stewart, Allen, Milner, Lallana, Firmino, Sturridge Subs: Newcastle: Darlow, Anita, Lascelles, [.
Rafa Benitez has just announced his team for the tough game against Manchester City at St. James' Park tonight and Rafa has dropped Gini Wijnaldum after another poor game on Saturday against Swansea.. Newcastle: Darlow, Anita, Lascelles, Mbemba, Dummett, Sissoko, Colback, Tiote, Townsend, Cisse, Perez Subs: Woodman, Wijnaldum, Aarons, De Jong, Mitrovic, Saivet, Shelvey So [.
Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just announced the team for the vital home game against Swansea City this afternoon and Rafa hasAnita, Lascelles, Dummett, Tiote, Colback and Cisse all starting this game. Jonjo Shelvey has been dropped and is on the bench so the managerhas made five changes to the team aftera performance last [.
Rafa Benitez has just announced the side for the game this afternoon at St. Mary's against a good Southampton side, where we really need pick up something from this game and hopefully a win although that looks a tough ask. Ayoze Perez and Aleksandar Mitrovic come back into the side and they replace [.
Rafa Benitez has just announced to team for the game at Carrow Road this afternoon against 4th bottom Norwich City and Rafa has made some changes in fact five changes in all. Steven Taylor comes in for Lascelles and Anita starts at left back with Cheick Tiote and Papiss Cisse also both in [...]
My initial report seems to have disappeared or been destroyed that must be omen we will win this game. Here it is again. ===== Rafa Benitez had just named his team for his home debut as the Newcastle manager against Sunderland in the local derby this afternoon and Andros Townsend, Chancel Mbemba and Jamaal [.
Rafa Benitez had just named his team for his home debut as the Newcastle manager against Sunderland in the local derby this afternoon and Townsend, Mbemba and Lascelles all start. Teams: Newcastle (4-4-2): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Jamaal Lascelles, Jack Colback; Moussa Sissoko, Jonjo Shelvey (c), Georginio Wijnaldum, Andros Townsend; Ayoze Perez, Aleksandar [.
Rafa Benitez has just announced the Newcastle team for his very first game in charge of Newcastle United against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium tonight and Anita, Perez. Colback and Mitrovic are all in the starting line-up. Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Steven Taylor, Jamaal Lascelles, Jack Colback; Vurnon Anita, Jonjo Shelvey [.
We are trying to find out exactly which players will not be available for tomorrow night's first game in charge for new manager Rafa Benitez at the King Power Stadium There was no injury update given by Rafa yesterday and he will be takinghis 3rd training session today presumably. We do know that a few [.
Newcastle manager Steve McClaren has just announced his team what for is another vital game for the clubin our fight to stay in England's top league and today we entertain an in-form Bournemouth team. And it's another controversial pick by McClaren as he prefers EmmanuelRiviere up front to Aleksandar Mitrovic who is dropped.
Steve McClaren has just announced his team for the tough game at Stoke City tonight and it's a shock choice of Yoan Gouffran to replace winger Andros Townsend who has picked up a knock. So Gouffran is preferred to Aarons and Perez? What's going on here? As expected Jonjo Shelvey is the captain and why [.
Now that we know that both Fabricio Coloccini and Chancel Mbemba will miss tonight´s game at Stoke and Saturday´s home game against Bournemouth we´ll take another shot at what Newcastle´s bestteam could be for tonight´s game at the Britannia Stadium. The manager has hinted he may drop some players and we suppose there is [.