Liverpool welcome Swansea onto the Anfield turf on Sunday afternoon as Jurgen Klopp looks to start a run of form at L4. Fixtures away from home have been somewhat kinder to the Reds of late and injury woes may put a spanner in the works for the boss.
Yoan Gouffran like a lot of Newcastle players this season has come in for some withering criticism especially on social media. But he is in line to make his second Premier League appearance of the season at Crystal Palace tomorrow after playing 66 minutes in defensive midfield at Manchester City where we were [.
Steve McClaren is said to have made it very clear to some of the underperforming players at Newcastle which include the likes of Moussa Sissoko, Fabricio Coloccini and Aleksandar Mitrovic that if they don´t improve their performances they will be dropped. But it´s likely that Steve will give these players one last chance [.
Piss jousting is not a sport for everyone. A gentleman's game usually involving two players, but sometimes a third. The winner is the one who can urinate the longest, therefore establishing himself as the dominant male. A king among men.
There is very little that compares to such a war of attrition, surviving the International break may be the only thing.
Firstly can I just say a huge thank you to everyone who voted for The Liver Bird and got me onto the shortlist for "Best Established Blog" at this year's Football Blogging Awards. Unfortunately there was no win this year but congratulations to deserved winners; The Football Pink and Goalden Times.
Crystal Palace visit Anfield tomorrow as Jurgen Klopp looks to continue a newly formed winning streak. The Reds beat Rubin Kazan in Russia on Thursday evening and prior to that notched up an important win at Stamford Bridge but can they get the better of Alan Pardew's side?
Steve McClaren has just announced his team for the important away game at Bournemouth today and it's unchanged from last week's team that drew 0-0 at home to Stoke City. Here are the teams just announced for the game at the Vitality Stadium: Bournemouth (4-3-3): Adam Federici; Adam Smith, Simon Francis, Sylvain Distin, Charlie Daniels; [.
It´s certainly a crucial game at Bournemouth for us tomorrow ans we just hope after the game we are not talking about the poor game the referee had or the fantastic play of the opposing goalkeeper which is what hashappened in ourlast two games at Sunderland and at home to Stoke. Even though we played [.
It seems that Newcastle will take another chance with Rob Elliot pn Saturday and he has been nursing a thigh injury for a little while now and it went in the second half against Stoke City last Saturday, but the 29 year-old was able to finish the game. You've got to give it to Rob [...]
Newcastle are hoping that both Rob Elliot and Daryl Janmaat will be fit for the game at Bournemouth on Saturday, but we have to say our goalkeeping situation seems to be just a little dodgy with Elliot still suffering from a thigh injury just like he was about a year ago when substituting for [...]
Newcastle have flattered to deceive in the last three games since we were humiliated 6-1 at Manchester City when we went to sleep for 20 minutes and paid the cost as the Manchester side hit six goals past us. Since then the truth is we have played well in general although we were a [...]
Steve McClaren has just announced his team for the home game against Stoke City this afternoon and there's just one change with Vurnon Anita coming in for the injured Jack Colback. Teams: Newcastle (4-4-2): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote, Georginio Wijnaldum; Ayoze Perez, [.
I´m not the only Newcastle fan who has had their heart in their mouth during the first half of each of our last two games with a certain Mr. Cheick Tiote. Cheick was booked after 5 minutes against Norwich City and after 14 minutes against Sunderland and then he was one more daft challenge away [...]
Steve McClaren has again mentioned the Newcastle fans are very important to Newcastle and the team and the head coach is clear that he wants the fans thanked after every game whether we win, lose or draw. Steve McClaren we need to acknowledge fans Steve had his press conference this afternoon and also carried [.
Sky Sports pundit Phil Thompson has named the three club he thinks will be relegated this season from the Premier League, and the good news is he thinks Newcastle United will have enough to get out of trouble. We hope that´s sooner rather than later. Sky Sports pundit Phil Thompson Most Newcastle fans are worried [.
Steve McClaren was about 15 minutes late for his press conference today for the important game against Stoke City tomorrow it was due to start at 2:00pm. The rumor was that he was tying up the January transfer of Joel Matip but we cannot confirm that well not completely. Steve has said [...]
Newcastle were very unlucky at Sunderland last Sunday because of the Coloccini affair, but we still managed to lose the game and concede another three goals but that's behind us now thankgoodness it's water under the Tyne Bridge. We have a big opportunity tomorrow against Stoke because they had a gruelling League Cup [.
(Image via bbc.co.uk) It's The Normal One's chance to get the better of the faltering Special One on Saturday as Jürgen Klopp prepares his side to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Londoners currently find themselves 15th in the table with the Reds sitting in 9th. Injuries for Liverpool mean there is a doubt hanging over Christian Benteke, I seriously hope he's fit to start because we're going to really struggle without him.
The Sunderland defeat is now history unfortunately and that´s now a massive six-game winning streak we have going against us. But hey maybe we can stop that losing streak in March when we host Sunderland at St, James´ Park. Maybe. Steve McClaren at the end of the gameon Sunday It´s over now and we [.
Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren has just named his team for the Tyne-Wear derby at the Stadium of Light this afternoon and as expected it's unchanged from the side that won 6-2 against Norwich City last Sunday. Newcastle will continue to play in a 4-4-2 formation this afternoon. Teams: Sunderland: (4-2-3-1): Costel Pantilimon; DeAndre Yedlin, [.
Finally! After what seems like an absolute age, Jürgen Klopp steps out for his first match as Liverpool manager on Saturday against Spurs. I have no idea who he's going to pick in his starting XI and I'm not sure after assessing training and injuries what sort of set up he's going to go for so this match preview may not be the most useful this week!
It´s a very tough game for Newcastle tomorrow at home tho Chelsea, the reigningPremier League Champions, but one ray of hope is that we have beaten Chelsea four times since the beginning of 2002, and Newcastle have won this corresponding fixture for the last threeseasons. So there may be some hope but it would be [.
As the plot continues to thicken around the managerial future of Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool simply have to collect all three points in order to take some pressure off the boss and in order to get themselves moving in the right direction in the league.
After beating Manchester City 4-1 at the weekend, Jurgen Klopp's side are brimming with confidence and will surely fancy their chances against Bordeaux at Anfield on Thursday night. The Europa League is labelled as a bit of a nuisance by many but Klopp strikes me as a man after my own heart; if there's silverware at stake, I'm chasing it.
It's my birthday!!! Just thought I'd get that in there, yer know, seen as though I'm taking time out to write this match preview for you all...Haha, but seriously, Jurgen Klopp faces a difficult trip to Russia on Thursday evening as the Reds look to improve their situation in the Europa League group.
Liverpool welcome Bournemouth to Anfield on Wednesday evening as they aim to progress through to the next stage of the League Cup. It was far from plain sailing for the Reds when they eventually got the better of Carlisle earlier in the competition via a penalty shootout so it would be nice to see a smooth ride for a change.
It's Thursday tomorrow and you know what that means... Another Europa League tie for the Reds. Whilst it's particularly difficult to get excited about a visit from FC Sion it's important for Liverpool to collect a win because anything other than victory would quite frankly be embarrassing.