Liverpool host Newcastle United to close what has been a superb Premier League campaign but much attention inside Anfield will be focused to the news from Manchester.
May 11, 2014 3:00 PM BST
Anfield — Liverpool
Referee: P. Dowd
Match Replay– available after the game end
It’s the last round of the Premier league, and Brendan Rodgers’s men after slipping against Chelsea 2-0 and Crystal Palace 3-3, now don’t have the title in their control as they sit on the 2nd just two points behind the league topper, Manchester City. Reds are hoping that Citizens still could slip in the last game, and a win against the Magpies would in that situation be enough to win a long-awaited title.
If Man City fail to win, and West Ham take Etihad draw, Manuel Pellegrini’s men would still be the league new champions, due to better goal – difference.
It will be the super Sunday, where the league title winner would be decided, what more we could expect from Premier league competition.
Liverpool manager , Rodgers , said to Liverpool’s official website: “To be successful, you have to be able to lose. If you look over the years, the great winners have been teams and individuals that have lost but have gone on and became a champion again.
“We’ve made great strides this season and there’s still another game to go.
“If anyone had said to us in August about being top going into the last week of the season [Liverpool led by a point before City beat Aston Villa 4-0 on Wednesday], we would have taken that. We’ve qualified for the Champions League but we know there is an awful lot of work here that we want to achieve.”
Visitors sit on the 9th and they are waiting to end this season as soon as possible. In the last 7 games, only in the last home game they manage to taste a win, it was against Cardiff, 3-0. The Magpies can’t reach the Europe competition so a much bigger motive have the Reds, who can’t count only from before sidelined Jose Enrique.
Rodgers expects new Liverpool contract
While Liverpool probably wont win the new title, if God of fortune smiles to them, Reds key player Luis Suarez with only one goal against the Magpies could set a record for the most goals in a 38-game Premier League season .
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Team Probable lineups
Liverpool : Mignolet – Johnson, Skrtel, Sakho, Flanagan – Henderson, Gerrard, Allen – Sterling, Sturridge, Suarez
Newcastle : Krul – Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Haidara – Sissoko, Anita, Tiote, Gouffran – Ameoby, Remy