Former England goalkeeper David Seaman expects Liverpool to get back to their best this season.
The Reds showed signs of life during Monday night’s 2-0 win in the Merseyside Derby. And speaking to his Seaman Says podcast, Seaman has backed Liverpool to follow that up and beat Newcastle United tomorrow.
“I feel that Liverpool will have too much for them – I think Liverpool will really enjoy going there. I feel the pressure’s more on Newcastle to win this,” said the 60-year-old.
“There’s not as much pressure on them [Liverpool]. There’s still the pressure of standard, standards that Liverpool expect and the fans expect but this is more a good chance for Liverpool to remind people how good they are. There’s not a lot changed man-power wise. They’re having a big wobble but they will get back. That’s why I think they’ll have too much for Newcastle.
“I feel that the last quarter or third of the season [Liverpool will be back], I’d be surprised if they don’t. They’ve got too much quality, that quality doesn’t play bad for long periods of time.”
It’s amazing the difference a win can make. Positivity has returned to Anfield once again. After such a disappointing season so far, hope is now the order of the day for Reds fans.
Liverpool looking to build on positives
After Monday’s win, things are definitely looking up for Liverpool. As well as the three points, the performance against Everton indicated that something has stirred inside the Reds squad.
Returns to action for Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota only add to the feeling of optimism. Meanwhile, Virgil van Dijk should hopefully be back for tomorrow’s game, too.
Still, caution has to be exercised. It has to be remembered that Everton are currently one of the worst sides in the division.
They may not have been winning too often lately, but Newcastle are one of the best. Liverpool will have to be bang at it again tomorrow evening if they’re to build on a positive week.
We also must bear in mind that this is a team that has conceded three goals in its last three Premier League away games. Newcastle aren’t exactly free scorers, but then neither were Wolves. Look how that turned out.
Van Dijk’s expected return should help that. But regardless, we can’t expect too much too soon. As Seaman says, the pressure of standards is always there at Liverpool. Tomorrow though, another positive performance and an avoidance of defeat would be more confirmation that the Reds have turned a corner.
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