Welcome one and all to this ‘Game On’ article which will take us through the highs and lows as we travel to Anfield for tonight’s Premier league game (8pm kick-off),
JC has been speaking to the media ahead of tonights game saying “There’s only nine points between us and the relegation zone so if we get nothing at Liverpool that could reduce to six,” explained Carver, ahead of the fixture.
“Relegation is always a worry. We need to start picking up the points somewhere no matter how we do it. I’m not too concerned with how we play, I’m more concerned with the final result and we need to get something from Liverpool.
“They (Liverpool) are only seven points off the top four and they’ll definitely think they still have a chance of getting there. I’ll be very surprised if their manager (Brendan Rogers) hasn’t prepared them for our game with that in mind.
“We know it’s going to be a difficult game but I think there’s a bit of pressure on the home side as well.
“Our fans need to get behind the team. We’ve seen the difference it can make when you have that support behind you.
“They love this football club and they just need to see us giving everything we can. We need them.
Liverpool – The Reds are without suspended pair Steven Gerrard and Martin Skrtel but versatile midfielder Emre Can will return to the squad having served a one-game ban, Young winger Jordan Ibe is also back in contention having recovered from a knee ligament injury sustained in February, but centre-back Mamadou Sakho (hamstring) and forwards Adam Lallana (groin) and Mario Balotelli (illness) are all expected to miss out again.
Newcastle – Winger Rolando Aarons (hamstring) and forward Siem de Jong (collapsed lung) are both back in group training but will not be risked for the Magpies’ trip to Anfield. Defender Daryl Janmaat was expected to be passed fit after suffering a calf strain at Sunderland last weekend, but it seems he is now doubtful. United will once again have to do without suspended pair Papiss Cisse and Fabricio Coloccini. Leading scorer Cisse serves the fourth game of a seven-match suspension, while captain Coloccini sits out the final game of his three-match ban.
Howay the Lads
Liverpool Mignolet, Johnson, Can, Lovren, Moreno, Allen, Lucas, Henderson, Ibe, Coutinho, Sterling
Subs Jones, Toure, Lambert, Manquillo, Borini, Brannagan, Markovic
Newcastle United Krul, R.Taylor, Janmaat, Williamson, Colback, Anita, Abeid, Sissoko, Cabella, Obertan, Perez.
Subs Elliot, Sterry, Gouffran, Gutierrez, Ameobi, Armstong, Riviere.