Toon ace wary of Reds attack
Newcastle will have to be even more miserly if they are to deny Liverpool on Boxing Day, Mohamed Diame has revealed.
One of the few positives the Magpies were able to take from a dreadful 0-0 draw with bottom-of-the-table Fulham at St James' Park on Saturday was the clean sheet with which they emerged despite a series of late scares.
However, repeating that feat at Anfield against Jurgen Klopp's men, who have scored 39 goals in their 18 Premier League fixtures to date, is likely to prove even more challenging.
"We know it will be tough, we know we will run a lot, but we need to be ready," Diame told NUFC TV. "We're going to start the game at 0-0 and make sure we keep our clean sheet and try to score when we get the chance because in most games, you get at least one or two chances, so we will get chances.
"We have to stay strong, stay compact and make sure we are ready for this game. They are a team which has a lot of potential up top with top players, so we need to be strong, keep the shape and keep fighting as we are doing."
Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.