Liverpool have made an official announcement about the Newcastle match, following concerns due to the weather.

They advise fans ‘to take extra care’ when travelling to the match but say ‘Saturday’s game against Newcastle United is planned to go ahead as normal’.

Unlike days gone by, very few top tier matches are ever postponed in England  due to the weather.

With pitches much improved and decent drainage/undersoil heating, it would take something special for a game to be called off now.

Back in December 2010 Liverpool had a home game with Fulham called off because ‘The conditions around the stadium and further afield for people travelling to the match are such that the decision was taken, following Police advice on safety grounds, to postpone the game.’

However, with the forecast not suggesting the weather will get any worse than it already is, I’m sure Liverpool in conjunction with the local authorities, will make sure the areas surrounding Anfield are cleared and safe.

So with fans having plenty of notice that weather conditions aren’t ideal, unlike a situation where there is a sudden deluge on the morning of a match, supporters will be expected to make plans ahead of the match on how to approach getting there.

As Liverpool point out, strike action on the railways won’t be helping regardless of the weather on Saturday.

The simple fact is as well, these days it is far more difficult to find dates to play rearranged matches, as Newcastle are finding out with the now postponed Tottenham game.

Liverpool, like Tottenham, have a packed schedule with Champions League midweek dates, plus especially with it being a live televised match, it means there is even more money riding on the game going ahead.

Good luck and stay safe if you are heading down on Saturday.

Liverpool Official Statement:

‘Due to the inclement weather forecast over the coming days, Liverpool FC would like to remind supporters to take extra care when travelling to Anfield and encourage fans to plan their journey in advance.

Supporters are advised to arrive early at the stadium and check the Merseytravel and Merseyrail websites for any updates before they travel.

Fans should also be aware of planned strike action by members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union. The planned action will cause significant disruption to Merseyrail and Northern rail services on Saturday March 3, 2018. A reduced Merseyrail service will be in place between 7am and 7pm.

Saturday’s game against Newcastle United is planned to go ahead as normal.

Supporters travelling from Newcastle should also be mindful of potential travel disruption across roads and the wider transport network as the inclement weather is expected to mostly affect the east of the country. Visit nufc.co.uk for more information.’



  • Mrkgw

    I hope thst it goes ahead – looking forward to it albeit, from the comfort of my home. Good luck to our supporters braving the journey – hope that we come away with points.

    • Leazes.

      As Peaky said yesterday it’ll be another seven goal thriller 6-1.

      • Mrkgw

        Quite, 6-1 to us…..!

        • Leazes.

          Try another guess!

          • Georgia Peter

            Porciestreet.
            A Hoss hatrick ………….in a 9-3 possin. Mebbies not eh..!

    • Georgia Peter

      Porciestreet.
      I’ll be watching from a taverna in our vilage in Thesaloniki with my Greek son in law who is a mad red having gone to Liverpool Uni.
      This is one where nowts expected so a few beers and a mezze will do it. YiAMAS…!

      • Mrkgw

        Haha yiamas also – enjoy it!

  • ghostrider

    We won’t come away with anything if we don’t have a go at them.
    Liverpool have (in my opinion) the best attacking side in the premier league and WILL rip us to shreds if we think we can just sit back and have a sporadic counter attack game.

    It’s ok defending when you have to but defending because you’re terrified to do anything else outside of your own half, then you’re asking for trouble.

    Trying to bore Liverpool to death like we did against Man City will simply allow for our biggest defeat of the season and most likely the biggest defeat of any club in the season.

    I can see an avalanche. 6/7/8 or whatever to them if we dare go there with a stupid park the bus attitude.

    But of course it won’t be Rafa’s fault, will it? It’ll be because we have a championship squad and Rafa is doing wonders with it.

    • Mrkgw

      I hope that we don’t park the bus. That tactic is spent – surely.

      • ghostrider

        I sincerely hope we have a go. I’d rather get stuffed (if it happens) having a go than get stuffed by being entertained by Liverpool’s attacking nous without being entertained by our own.

        I don’t buy into some people saying ” ahhh but you don’t see the bigger picture. I enjoy the defensive genius that Rafa puts out.” ………NO NO NO , for crying out loud.

        • pedrodelgardo

          You show yourself up every time you come on here. Liverpool are one of the best counter attacking teams this league have ever seen and they are smashing them in – your saying atack attack attack – lordy.

          • Mrkgw

            Problem is that defensively, we arent good enough to shut out a side like Liverpool. Far better to at least have a go than go down without fighting. Yes, that may seem like tactical naivety but we have to try. Being negative doesn’t work at this level. That much is proven.

          • Whickhamrobbie

            Play like Wigan did v Citeh tight ,defend with your life and take your chance. If we attack as some say we WILL be battered .Stop being tactically niave its not kids football ,even when we scored first v Chelsea and Manure we ended up getting beat .
            Its about defence as we rarely score more than 1-2 a game so we must keep it tight and not let Pool simply overrun us .

          • pedrodelgardo

            It’s not being negative to deny space behind it is staying competitive in the game, they struggle to defend corners so that might be a way to get something. The best news is that a better stategic brain than ours is working on the problem as we speak.

          • Paul Patterson

            If we have a go we will get stuffed. Anyone advocating having a go is stupid. We are currently on -11 goal difference, so if we concede 4-5 then that puts us closer to the goal difference of the teams currently in the relegation zone (-20).
            Defensive mindedness is the way in games like this . .

          • Benmagpie

            Absolutely.

          • mactoon

            I can see us treating this game like we did the Man City game, keep it tight with one eye on our goal difference and hope to get a goal on the break or from a set piece. We have the best goal difference in the bottom 8 and that could be crucial

          • ghostrider

            No I’m not saying that. Where am I saying that?

      • Leazes.

        We used to park them at the other side of Stanley Park not on the pitch.

        • Georgia Peter

          Porciestreet.
          I remember the last time I got off the coach @ Stanley Park was a trip to Goodison and when we got back to the bus, the only glass left was the windscreen which created a vortex all the way back. kin perished we were.

        • Benmagpie

          I remember bricking it there going to see us in the bad old days right after their fans had tried to cut out a manure fans backbone with Stanley knives. Whatever complaints there are about modern football I’m personally very happy that it’s not like that anymore.

  • Whickhamrobbie

    Look the Pool are on fire at the moment anything less than a drubbing is ok however we can get it .Lets be honest here they are simply miles ahead in every position but if we treat it as a cup game (defend with our lives and take our chance) we could nick something but being a realist i just cant see anything less than a 3-0 .