Newcastle United



It's that time ladies & gentlemen ! Rafas return to the cathedral that is Anfield. The Toon army will be in great voice today and so will I. I'm @doreguymike and it's my pleasure to bring you a Red tinged commentary on today's match. It's Liverpool v Newcastle. The Reds v The Magpies.

Liverpool line out as follows, Karius, A. Arnold, Lovren, Virgil, Robertson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Can, Firmino, Salah & Mané.

New castles team is a little trickier !! Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascalles, Lejeune, Dummett, Murphy, Diame, Merino, Kennedy, Atsu and Dwight Gayle.

No Shelvey for the Toon and I'm mightily relieved. All these games are must win now and Shelvey gives his team an edge. I've always been an admirer. Doesn't look like there's a blade of snow around Anfield but it's overcast and gloomy. Hopefully the football will brighten up the place. WOOHOOHOO

Newcastle have just one win at Anfield in the Premier League era, way back in 1994. But I'm not underestimating Rafa for ONE second. What tricks will he have up his sleeve today ? Stick around for all the action. I'll be back for kickoff.

The teams are out. Are you ready ? I sure as heck am....nervous.

Peep peep and we are off.

Ball in midfield and back to Karius. An early feel is good for our man Fandango. Pool playing w their backs to the Kop in the 1st half.

Pool playing keeps w the football here. Back and forth along the back 4. I like it. Beglin is complaining about the cold at Anfield. It's -9 here in my castle in the Rockies. Don't know what he's bitching about Ha.

1st offside against Pool. Toon clear it down the left wing and Karius gathers. Now AA to Salah. Outside the box. Can. OMG. A cross comes in and lands at Manes feet. He misread it and the Magpies got away w one there. 5'.