Liverpool vs. Newcastle Preview
December 26, 2011
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In the week following Christmas but leading up to New Years we have many good Barclay’s Premier League match-ups and football news, but one of the ones that sticks out above the rest is the match between Liverpool and Newcastle. The game will kick off at 2:45pm EST and will feature Liverpool as the home squad. It will be played this upcoming Friday, December 30th, and already has a few interesting story lines behind it. For starters, Liverpool finds themselves without their leading scorer in Luis Suarez, who will be serving an eight game suspension for the insulting words that he used towards Patrice Evra in October. This will make for an interesting match this coming week, but more importantly it should make for an interesting season for Liverpool for the remainder.
On top of that, Liverpool finds themselves just above Newcastle in the standings currently, which makes for a big time match-up. Liverpool has a total of 30 points as of now, with a +7 goal differential currently. They have a total record 8 wins, 6 ties, and only 3 losses this season, but it is tough to tell how the team will respond to losing Suarez. Liverpool is currently in 6th place in the league, and a win against Newcastle this weekend will not only distance them from ending up in 7th place, but it could potentially end up tying them up with Chelsea, and surpassing Arsenal in the league with a bit of help throughout this week. Either way, it’s a huge game for their squad.
What about Newcastle though? This team started off the year incredibly well, but seems to have tailed off a bit recently. Newcastle has 27 points with a +1 goal differential, and their record comes in with 7 wins, 6 draws, and 4 losses. They are led by one of the most impressive players in the Barclay’s Premier League in Demba Ba with 13 goals. He should cause quite a few issues for this Liverpool defense on Friday. The reason this team has been tailing off is a bit unknown, but in their past six games they have failed to win once, and have lost four games, while drawing only two. They’ll need to turn it around quickly in order to remain in the upper part of the Premier League, and a good start would be winning on Friday.
Keep your eye on this one on Friday, as it could potentially be a season changer for one of the teams involved.