As we head towards the home straight in the race for the 2018 / 2019 Premier League title, every game is crucial.
Tonight, Liverpool welcome Leicester City, to Anfield, for the latest Premier League fixture, a game that could be a tough challenge with Claude Puel’s Leicester side capable of, on their day, mixing it with the best.
But, Liverpool have, if they can secure the win, a marvellous chance to enhance their hopes of landing that first elusive top-flight trophy for twenty-nine-years.
Ahead of the game, in his pre-match press conference, Jurgen Klopp had suggested that he expected our closest rivals for the tile, Manchester City, to win every game meaning that there was very little room for errors from his own side who, at the time of the press conference were four points ahead of their rivals.
However, never in his wildest dreams could Klopp have anticipated that Pep Guardiola’s side would slip to an unexpected defeat at the hands of Newcastle United.
But that is exactly what happened, at St James Park, last night with Newcastle coming back to win 2-1, after going a goal behind after just twenty-one seconds, a remarkable feat considering their lowly league position.
Hopefully, cheered on by a raucous Anfield crowd, Liverpool will not slip up tonight and the lead at the top of the table will be extended to a very healthy seven points.
But, in honour of his achievement last night, I’m pretty sure that the Kop will sing loud the name of somebody who, obviously, still has Liverpool in his heart, the Newcastle United manager, Rafael Benitez.
We love you, Rafa!
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