‘Need them to lose’: Newcastle United man fears Liverpool with panicked reaction to Leicester win
Callum Wilson couldn’t believe who had scored twice for Liverpool on Monday evening as he reacted to Jurgen Klopp’s side’s latest win.
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The Magpies currently sit in third place with 66 points and Jurgen Klopp's men are in fifth just one point behind. Eddie Howe's side do have a game in hand, which is a tough meeting with Brighton at St James' Park on Thursday evening.
Liverpool have won all of their last seven matches and pressure on the clubs above them is increasing.
Wilson was recording the BBC Sounds' Footballer's Football Podcast on Monday evening with West Ham United striker Michail Antonio and host Rickie Haywood-Williams while Liverpool faced off against Leicester at the King Power Stadium.
Midway through recording the podcast, Wilson glanced at the Liverpool score and saw the rivals had taken an early two goal lead.
He said: "Ah, Liverpool two up. I don't want to hear that right now. I need them to lose.
"What's Curtis Jones doing as well? He doesn't even score goals, scoring two. Out of everyone, Curtis Jones is banging."
The 22-year-old Liverpool midfielder found himself on the scoresheet twice in three minutes during the first half as he propelled Liverpool to a 3-0 win, the final goal a rocket from Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Magpies manager Eddie Howe has remained coy on talk of the Champions League and insisted that he isn't worried about an in-form Liverpool.
He said: "I don't feel like we're being hunted. I don't feel that emotion. It's us against ourselves, really. That's how I see it. It's us trying to be the best we can be.
"I've not focused on any other team all season. In my experience, I knew Liverpool were never far away because they are a top team and they are capable of going on runs of wins.
"They are very similar to Manchester City where they can win a group of games without blinking. They have got that experience. For us, we can't look at it or compare ourselves to Liverpool. We just have to look at us."