Paul Merson believes the booty will be shared when Liverpool travel to St James’ Park on Saturday, but Jürgen Klopp has called for Kodi Gakpo to remain in the first XI and Dutch One looks ‘a different player’ following his first goal for the Reds.
The Dutch scored against Everton on Monday night as Anfield’s side picked up three points for the first time this season.
All eyes will be on Saturday’s trip to the northeast in what the Arsenal legend believes will be a ‘difficult game to call’.
“This is a massive game,” Merson wrote for Sportskeeda. “Liverpool are back to a high-tempo style of play and have finished very well. Some of their players have played very well against Everton. , has reached there.
“It’s a very difficult game. Liverpool play Newcastle in the Premier League for a few days, then Real Madrid. The Champions League is our last chance to win the trophy. A draw won’t help them, they need to win this match.
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“Cody Gakpo looked like a different player after scoring the goal. After deciding, he was chasing past players and I want to play him this weekend alongside Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah.
“Newcastle are a solid side, but they haven’t won many games. If Liverpool win this game, they have a good chance of being in the top four of the Premier League. I think this game will end in a draw – Newcastle. It fits, but it doesn’t fit Liverpool.”
We are the only team to beat Eddie Howe’s side in the Premier League this season. He scored all three in his August match, which Fabio Carvalho won while injured, but Newcastle have had a quality campaign since then.
The Northeast team has conceded just 13 goals in the league this season. The attacking players need to be at their best to earn 3 points against the team currently in 4th place.
Gakpo’s goal against Everton will do him good and we’re happy to see Klopp stick with the Dutchman alongside Darwin Nunez and Mo Salah in attack this weekend. wax.
Hopefully we can take another big win and close the current 9 point gap to the top 4.
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