Neville thinks what Klopp did at FT after Liverpool win was for Newcastle
Liverpool cranked up the pressure on Newcastle United on Monday night, as they moved to within just a point of the top four.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side battered relegation threatened Leicester City, winning 3-0 to strengthen their Champions League credentials.
The Reds remain in fifth, but have moved on to 65 points. They are a point behind Manchester United and Newcastle United, who both have a game in hand.
That game in hand for the Magpies is on Thursday night, when Eddie Howe’s side take on a Brighton team that just put Arsenal to the sword.
The nerves are already setting in for Toon fans, and they only intensified with every Liverpool goal at the King Power.
Liverpool are coming, and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville believes that Klopp has now sent a message to his rivals.
Neville thinks Liverpool are putting Newcastle under real pressure
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Neville noticed a passionate fist pump from the Liverpool boss and believes it is symbolic.
“Jurgen Klopp’s little fist pump at the end is something that if you are a Newcastle player or a Manchester United player, I think he’s definitely sending you a message that he’s coming for you,” he said.
“I think Liverpool will definitely win their last two games and if you are a Newcastle player or a Manchester United player you have to make sure you do your job otherwise you’ll end up out of the top four.”
Newcastle must do their ‘job’
While Neville thinks Liverpool are going to win their final two games of the season, it is still in Newcastle’s hands. Two wins from three will be enough to confirm a top four finish, while there is also the prospect of Man United dropping points.
All the talk appears to be about the Magpies dropping out of the top four, despite Man United looking far less imposing when people were foolishly talking them up as potential title contenders.
But all Newcastle can do is focus on themselves, starting on Thursday night against Brighton. It is going to be an extremely difficult game, but a win puts us on the brink. It means we can go into Monday’s game against Leicester with the chance to qualify for the Champions League.
As Neville says, Newcastle need to do their job. It is unlikely that they are going to get any favours. We simply need to win at least two of the three games against Brighton, Leicester and Chelsea.