Liverpool are right in the thick of the Premier League title race but Jurgen Klopp will still want his side to beat other teams in style.
Heading into the dramatic game at Molineux, Liverpool were tipped to set a record for most consecutive games won by at least two goals. Of course, that didn’t quite go to plan as Wolves almost held the Reds to a 0-0 draw. Had it not been for the miraculous Divock Origi, two points would have evaded the Merseysiders.
Next up was Aston Villa and, while the game was not quite as dramatic as the previous encounter, Steven Gerrard’s side fought furiously and Mohamed Salah’s 67th-minute penalty was all that separated the teams.
In a Premier League title race, all that counts is points on the board. Chelsea will agree after narrowly avoiding a draw to Leeds United with a 94th-minute penalty.
That said, Jurgen Klopp will be hoping that his side can return to their entertaining ways with a major scoreline against Newcastle United. The Magpies are dreadful.
They may now have more money than any club in the world, but they aren’t playing like the super club they are tipped to become.
Leicester City thrashed them 4-0 and didn’t even need to leave second gear. With Liverpool’s incredible speed and quality, Newcastle will be shaking in their boots.
The Reds are the Premier League’s top scorers with 45 goals in 16 games.
There were encouraging signs in the 1-0 wins over Wolves and Villa as far as attack is concerned.
Liverpool created the chances they needed to score, but great defending from both sides made the job a lot harder for the Merseysiders.