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TV presenter claims Rafa Benitez will throw Newcastle v Liverpool game – Needs to think again

4 months ago
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The script has been written, Rafa Benitez facing Liverpool in what could be his final Newcastle match at St James Park.

More importantly for the visitors, this game looks to be the biggest barrier to Liverpool picking up maximum points from the final four games.

The scousers having Cardiff away, Huddersfield away and Wolves at home on the final day.

Reviewing the title run-in, ESPN had presenter Mark Donaldson and former Chelsea and Celtic player Craig Burley looking at the remaining games for Liverpool and Man City.

Craig Burley thinks Rafa Benitez could very likely get at least a point to potentially harm Liverpool’s title chances.

However, ESPN presenter Mark Donaldson stated that ‘Rafa’s not going to do anything to hurt Liverpool.’

That it will be a case of ‘Anything you want boys, there’s three points, good luck against Wolves.’

Obviously he doesn’t know much about Rafa Benitez..

I have no doubt that if he could choose, Rafa would prefer Liverpool to win the Premier League (and Champions League as well).

However, the Newcastle boss is the total professional and his personal integrity would never allow that.

Plus he will feel his duty is 100% to the Newcastle fans for those 90 minutes on the final matchday.

I would even say that Liverpool’s task is made so much more harder with it being Rafa managing Newcastle, as he will be desperate to show that no favours will be given.

ESPN presenter Mark Donaldson saying:

“Rafa’s not going to do anything to hurt Liverpool.

“From the minute the Liverpool players walk into St James’ Park, Rafa will ensure the red carpet is rolled out.

“…’Anything you want boys, there’s three points, good luck against Wolves.’

“He’s not spoiling a potential party.”

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