In the 150th fixtures for Kevin Keegan as the manager of Newcastle, the 57 years-old gaffer will guide his troops to Anfield in seeking for little chance to get a respectable result.
No wins in seven games, Keegan will try again to steer the Magpies clear of the top flight danger zone today. Currently we are just three points away from the bottom three and if we lose today’s match, it’s possible that we will be on the bottom three by the time we play Birmingham next week.
Meanwhile, Newcastle left-back Jose Enrique is determined to come out on top against Liverpool’s Spanish contingent. Enrique knows very well about Jose Reina, Xabi Alonso and Fernando Torres. He also alert of the threat he will pose having come up against the £26.5m Liverpool’s frontman Torres.
Currently, Torres has been in the hot form for the Merseysiders, firing repeated hat-tricks in the Kop’s last two home games.
“I have played against Fernando in La Liga during my time at Villarreal,” explained the Spain under-21 star. “He was still with Athletico Madrid then and he did very well. He is quick and scores goals, he will be a threat to us at the weekend.”
Newcastle will travel to Anfield without Emre, Viduka, Carr and goalkeeper Shay Given, while the home side will be waiting for Javier Mascherano progress of his dead leg injury.
For Keegan, the Liverpool match is always something special. Having won twice against them during his first reign at United, he said that It would be nice to do the same (win) again but he knows well that’s not going to be an easy game.
“That’s why we will go there expecting to come home with something – and we are going to have a go and make sure we give them a good game.” Keegan said quoted from the official site.
“And don’t forget we are going there after what we all thought was a very encouraging performance against Blackburn Rovers last Saturday.” He added more, “Yes, Liverpool have a strong squad, but when haven’t they?”