Eddie Howe has instructed Newcastle they have to be “near perfect” if they’re to deal with their dreadful report at Liverpool.
The Magpies will run out at Anfield on Monday night having not received there within the Premier League since April 1994, when Rob Lee and Andy Cole had been their goalscorers, and having misplaced their final 5 dwelling and away towards Jurgen Klopp’s males.
Newcastle got here near ending that run final season once they led by Alexander Isak’s debut purpose with 29 minutes remaining, earlier than Roberto Firmino’s equaliser arrange substitute Fabio Carvalho to grab victory for Liverpool within the eighth minute of stoppage time.
Head coach Howe, whose aspect was additionally denied victory over the Reds at St James’ Park by Darwin Nunez’s late double in August, mentioned: “There have been a couple of painful games against Liverpool, for sure.
“The game last season at Anfield was particularly tough for us. This season wasn’t any easier. The positive thing in both of those games was we performed really well and we were competitive and gave Liverpool a really good game.
“For us, we need to be near perfect in this game. This is a really tough game for us. They have been performing very well at home especially, very consistent, really good team, so for us the challenge is that we need to re-find our best form and we need to be mentally very strong.”
Relations between the 2 benches have been tense in current instances with Klopp, who had been sad with Newcastle’s recreation administration, celebrating wildly after Carvalho’s last-ditch winner, and he was no much less happy by Nunez’s heroics on Tyneside.
However, the German was fulsome in his reward for the Magpies following their 1-0 victory over Manchester United initially of December 4 days after their gruelling Champions League draw at Paris St Germain, and reverse quantity Howe insists the one competitors is on the pitch.
He mentioned: “I don’t think it’s me against Jurgen Klopp, it’s Liverpool against Newcastle and that’s how we have to look at this game.
“As I said earlier, we have to be very, very good in every aspect of our game because if there’s a weakness in your structure or in your set-up, then they will find it. They’ve got quality players.
“It’s always a great experience to go to Anfield, it’s always a brilliant arena to play in. For us, we learnt some painful lessons last year. Hopefully we can use that experience to good effect this time.”