Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez refuses to rule out Liverpool return

by Eddie Scott October 1, 2017, 0:24
Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez refuses to rule out Liverpool return

Newcastle welcome Liverpool to St James' Park with the real chance of finishing the day above the Reds in the table.

Nostalgia aside, Benitez said he is focused on ensuring his team get all three points against Liverpool. While it is clear that Jurgen Klopp's side can create, they have shown their profligacy in front of goal, while their underlying defensive frailties still haunt them. Full-back Paul Dummett will miss the game with a thigh injury.

Molby added that the current Liverpool squad was good enough to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.

"I think he will be fine and he is scoring goals already".

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Liverpool have won only one of their six fixtures in September across all competitions, a narrow 3-2 league win over Leicester City last Saturday. Whether Benitez begins with either Joselu, Dwight Gayle or Aleksandar Mitrovic, none of them are likely to fill the opposition with dread.

Newcastle will be hosting Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday and when asked if he had ever considered going back, the 57-year-old refused to rule it out.

There is, certainly, plenty of potential for a goal-laden game on Tyneside and dabblebet offer 4/6 (1.67) that there are more than two goals scored, while the same firm also go 4/6 (1.67) that there are goals at both ends. Three years later in April 2016, as Benitez attempted in vain to halt Newcastle's slide to the Championship, the demoralised team he had taken over the previous month came back from two goals down for another 2-2 draw.

For the Reds, Sadio Mane will return from his suspension in a huge boost for Klopp.

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Daniel Sturridge is the favourite to score at 7/5.

Making his prediction on the BBC Sport website, in which he says he is expecting a 2-0 win for Liverpool, he states: "After watching Newcastle's defeat by Brighton last weekend, I was left thinking the Magpies have got a lot of work to do to stay in the Premier League".

Looking ahead to the match, Fowler predicts that nothing will change with the Spaniard's tactics, still aiming for a clean sheet and hitting Liverpool "on the counter". "It's a case of marking the runners, the pass and move Liverpool play, and if they can do that, then Newcastle can get a nice little result".

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