Former Liverpool star Mark Lawrenson thinks that the most crucial match for the Reds will be against Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle.
Liverpool bid to end a 29-year wait and win a Premier League title.
With only three games remaining and one point separating the champions, the title race is almost over.
Liverpool will face Huddersfield on Friday night, and then they will travel to Newcastle, before the last game of the Premier League season against Wolves.
Lawrenson said: “Rafa is Newcastle manager and he has to get the best out of his team. You know with Rafa, he won’t be bothered about the past. He’ll just be saying, ‘Come on…’ Rafa will be very, very capable of stopping Liverpool on that day. He’s never going to change and against the top six, he sets out in such a way that he makes it very, very difficult.
“They’re not going to lie down and have their tummies tickled because it’s not the Rafa way. I’ve thought for a couple of weeks that Newcastle is the ‘hiccup’ game if there’s going to be one. We’ve seen him do it before. Especially at home, it makes it so, so difficult and they’re on a decent run of form. Rafa won’t lie down at all.”