Newcastle United’s warning to Manchester City and Liverpool ahead of Premier League title run-in

Newcastle United face the current Premier League top two Manchester City and Liverpool in their remaining five fixtures.

Newcastle United could have a big say over which team is crowned Premier League champions come the end of the campaign.

Manchester City and Liverpool are battling it out for the top-flight crown - two clubs the Magpies face in their remaining five fixtures.

After this weekend’s trip to Norwich City, Eddie Howe’s side host The Reds on Saturday lunchtime before heading to the Etihad Stadium the Sunday after.

Just one point separates Klopp’s men and City at the top. They both know dropping points this late in the term could destory their bid to become Champions of England.

Newcastle, safe from relegation - albeit not mathematically confirmed - have achieved their season objective and will look to finish as high as possible.

With perhaps little to play for though, United may be accused of taking the foot off the gas.

However, Howe has moved to dismiss those potential claims early, insisting the mentality remains the same - to win every game.

Eddie Howe on the Premier League title race

Asked about potentially deciding the title race, Howe said: “We’ll be committed to try and win every fixture. It’s our duty and I take that seriously, and I know my players will.

“Whether we play home or away, we have to give our all. I can assure everyone of that.”

Howe’s men played against both Liverpool and Pep Guardiola’s Man City in December, losing 3-1 and 4-0, respectively.

That said, Newcastle have come a long way since then after surging away from the relegation places to impressively hit the 40-mark on Wednesday night after beating Crystal Palace 1-0.

Since the turn of the year, only Liverpool have more point than United.

Reflecting on previous meetings

Howe said: “You look back to the run of games we had in December, we knew then that was going to be a big test for us and how we came through that was going to be important for what happened after.

“We had Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United in a really short period of time. It did test us, it did really stretch us but from those games, we grew.

“The Liverpool game was quite tight, Manchester City - we played well in the first-half and they scored two goals, which Man City can do to anybody.

“We were competitive in the games, we probably just didn’t have enough strength to get results.”