Alan Pardew wouldn’t say it, but I will. Embarrassing. That’s the only way to describe Newcastle United’s meek surrender against Liverpool at the weekend
NEWCASTLE United will today discover whether disgraced Liverpool star Luis Suarez will be free to face them this Saturday at St James’ Park.
THE importance of securing Simon Mignolet to a new contract has been further highlighted after Liverpool were the latest club linked to the Sunderland goalkeeper.
MARTIN O’Neill has declared himself satisfied with Sunderland’s festive points haul, despite admitting they ran out of energy against Liverpool.
LUIS Suarez is never going to win any popularity competitions outside of Anfield.
WITH Newcastle United and Liverpool both in a state of flux, Stuart Rayner speaks to a man fast becoming a Magpies constant.
SO we will reach the end of September with rain in the record books as the only Premier League victor at the Stadium of Light so far this season.
MARTIN O’Neill is an erudite and intelligent man, but his vocabulary only stretched so far when asked for his response to Wednesday’s day of reckoning for the families of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough tragedy.
LIVERPOOL have placed a £20million price tag on Andy Carroll’s head, dimming hopes that the striker is set for an emotional return to St James’ Park.
LIVERPOOL captain Steven Gerrard has tipped Andy Carroll to make a sensational return to England’s squad for this summer’s European Championships.
JOSÉ Enríque failed to see the “bigger picture” when leaving Newcastle for Liverpool last summer, according to Alan Pardew.
CONSIDERING he has neither played for nor managed them, Liverpool have featured prominently in Alan Pardew’s career.
IT was over in the blink of an eye, but Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final draw has made the European picture a bit clearer for the North East’s Big Two.
SUNDERLAND'S players headed straight for the dressing room television on Saturday to find out what a 1-0 win over Liverpool had done for their league position.
AS Nicklas Bendtner paraded around the Stadium of Light treating his stretcher like a sedan chair he could rest easy, his work done.
WAYNE Bridge is set to make his first Sunderland start against Liverpool this afternoon.
TIM Krul has warned Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal they should be “afraid” of Newcastle United as the buoyant Magpies hit the home strait in the chase for a Champions League place.
SUNDERLAND had to make do with a point after blowing a 3-1 lead against Liverpool the Academy of Light.
THE FA Cup has given Alan Pardew some of his greatest moments in football, from scoring the goal which saw Crystal Palace knock Liverpool out of a famous last-four meeting to final appearances with the Eagles and as West Ham United manager.
TIM Krul has told his Newcastle United team-mates not to “beat themselves up” about Friday's defeat by Liverpool, and instead focus on the last time they welcomed Manchester United to St James's Park.
NEWCASTLE ended the year on a downbeat note as ex-striker Craig Bellamy scored a brilliant brace to extend their awful record at Anfield.
BRING ’em on is Mike Williamson’s verdict on Newcastle United’s forthcoming double-header against Liverpool and reigning Premier League champions Manchester United.
ONCE upon a time, when he was still a Liverpool player hoping to unseat Steven Gerrard in the Anfield engine room, Danny Guthrie was asked by a football magazine what superpower he would most like to have.
ALAN Pardew has brushed off talk that Liverpool are looking to lure Fabricio Coloccini to Anfield – as he looks to his Newcastle side to bounce back emphatically from their first defeat of the season.
STEVE Bruce has hailed Sunderland’s Wes Brown as one of the best English centre-backs of the modern era after the former Manchester United man produced a superb debut display at Liverpool.
THERE is an old saying that a cat has nine lives – and at Anfield, the black variety of Sunderland used up two of them.
SUNDERLAND goal hero Sebastian Larsson has admitted he feared the worst after the first five minutes his side’s clash against Liverpool.
DO your worst is Sunderland defender Wes Brown’s message to the Liverpool boo-boys ahead of today’s opening Premier League clash at Anfield.
AS Sunderland prepare to come face-to-face with Jordan Henderson at Liverpool tomorrow – Steve Bruce has declared that the big-money sale of the Black Cats academy product could be a blessing in disguise.
JOEY Barton was hit with a fine and made to train on his own yesterday, but the midfielder might not be the next senior player out of St James' Park, with Liverpool thought to have revived their interest in José Enrique.
SUNDERLAND are trying to push through a deal for highly-rated striker Connor Wickham while rival suitors Liverpool are distracted by other business.
JORDAN Henderson hopes that Sunderland fans understand why he has signed for Liverpool after just two seasons of Premier League football at the Stadium of Light.
SUNDERLAND have launched a £12million triple swoop on Manchester United after agreeing to a £16million deal that will see England midfielder Jordan Henderson leave for Liverpool.
SUNDERLAND could lose their star midfielder Jordan Henderson as early as today after Liverpool moved closer to their asking price.
SUNDERLAND boss Steve Bruce has admitted defeat in the battle to keep Liverpool-bound midfield star Jordan Henderson.
JORDAN Henderson will run out for England Under-21s tomorrow with speculation over a move to Liverpool refusing to go away.
LIVERPOOL have tested Sunderland’s resolve to keep hold of skipper Lee Cattermole by tabling a formal offer for the Black Cats midfielder.
THE odd couple will be reunited in Liverpool tomorrow. Whether Kevin Nolan gets his wish to kick Andy Carroll across his favourite football ground remains to be seen, but irrespective the landlord will meet up with his former lodger in the bars and restaurants of Liverpool afterwards.
ANTON Ferdinand is convinced Sunderland will still finish the season on a high despite a fifth defeat in six games against Liverpool, and warned the last thing the Black Cats will do is feel sorry for themselves.
THE excuses were served up on a plate for Sunderland yesterday.