Liverpool v Newcastle is a favourite of the TV cameras and it isn’t hard to see why.
Obviously the 1996 match that finished 4-3 is bookmarked by the vast majority as the greatest ever Premier League match, though if you are a Newcastle fan then you might not be quite so enthusiastic.
There have been many moments of high drama and one thing it has guaranteed is goals.
The 41 Premier League contests have never produced a 0-0 draw.
It gets better, at least for neutrals, the matches between Liverpool and Newcastle have produced the highest ration of goals per game than any other in Premier League history.
Only two other fixtures (home and away) have produced more goals but Newcastle and Liverpool have had four less fixtures due to two seasons for NUFC in the Championship.
134 Liverpool v Tottenham
131 Arsenal v Tottenham
130 Newcastle v Liverpool
Sadly, when you drill down into the figures you find out that Liverpool have scored 84 of those 130 goals, Newcastle only 46.
John Carver and Mike Williamson have both said they can’t wait for Monday to try and put things right…
I’m dreading it.
In those 41 matches between Liverpool and Newcastle, the scousers have scored three or more goals on 15 occasions (including 6 times by four or more goals), 7 of those happening in the last 13 matches.
In contrast, since the 3-0 (Bruce Grobbelaar) first meeting in the PL, Newcastle have only scored three goals on three other occasions, one was Pardew’s first match when Andy Carroll scored and the other two saw Newcastle get beat in consecutive 4-3 defeats at Anfield!
Roll on Monday…