Former Liverpool midfielder Terry McDermott believes the Reds will be interested in one thing only against Newcastle on Sunday.
The 65-year-old, who also enjoyed two spells at Newcastle as a player, believes Jurgen Klopp’s side will have eyes on getting all three points by any means necessary.
“I’m sure they would take the three points over a good performance on Sunday, but the Liverpool way is to play well and get the three points so it’s a difficult one to call especially after Liverpool have been away in Moscow in midweek,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.
“Liverpool have got a lot of pace going forward but the Newcastle centre-backs are quick as well.”
“If Coutinho plays and plays well you would fancy Liverpool to win because he is an exceptional player.”
“I’m looking forward to it because Liverpool have got to start turning those draws into wins. They are playing superbly well but drawing a few games, and it’s the three points we are after.”
“Some of the football Liverpool have been playing is fantastic and it has been a pleasure to watch it when I’m working at the club for the home games.”
As important as the manner of a win is to Klopp and his players, the performance won’t be something they care about if they come away from St James’ Park with all three points.
The same was argued for the recent 3-2 win over Leicester, with Liverpool still now in the same battle to put a difficult period behind them.
Tuesday’s draw against Spartak Moscow in the Champions League typified the kind of frustration the Reds have endured of late, with golden opportunities being wasted.
A win heading into the international break would undoubtedly deter nerves and gives Klopp’s men reason to believe they’re back on track.