Liverpool dropped points in their last game. The Reds were expected to cruise to victory but instead they were halted by the Big Sam Bus. A trip to the North East is next with Jürgen Klopp’s side looking to set the record straight. Trent Alexander-Arnold is determined to beat Newcastle United after admitting a mentality lapse against West Brom.
Liverpool switch off
The Reds weren’t at their best at the weekend.
Big Sam Allardyce arrived at Anfield determined not to be beaten and he got his way.
The visiting manager parked the bus and it worked.
Sure, we may hate watching this disgusting anti-football. We don’t have to like it, it works.
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The Baggies sat in deep, didn’t want to play football and instead waited for an opportunity from a set piece.
They got their opportunity and they took it.
Liverpool should’ve been more ruthless with possession but what’re you meant to do against such a negative set up?
Alexander-Arnold on Newcastle United tie
This week sees the Reds journey to the North East to take on Steve Bruce’s faltering Magpies.
The Geordies are in a sticky patch of form and are without a host of first team stars ahead of the game.
Speaking to Premier League Productions (via Liverpoolfc.com) ahead of the game, Trent Alexander-Arnold said the side need to stay switched on against Newcastle United:
“I think we kind of know that it’s going to be a similar sort of game.
“They’ll probably have the idea of wanting to stop us from doing what we want to do and then counter really.
“But it’s the Premier League, so anything can happen – we saw that [against West Brom].
“We know that if we’re not at 100 percent then we don’t deserve the three points.
“That’s something we’ll be looking at and making sure that our mindset and mentality is right throughout the whole 90 minutes because [against West Brom] it wasn’t and we got punished for that.”
What RTK has to say
Trent Alexander-Arnold will turn it on against Newcastle United.
We can be sure of that.
The Scouser is a born winner, he hates losing. Whenever he’s had a lacklustre game he follows it up with a clininc.
We’ll be expecting a masterclass from the youngster. He’ll need to be using the ball quickly when we get a rare opportunity to counter attack. An early goal could be vital.