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Pressure will be all on 'Pool -- Pardew

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew thinks the pressure is all on Brendan Rodgers and his "vulnerable" Liverpool side ahead of their Premier League clash at Anfield tomorrow.

Newcastle have not won a league game at Anfield for more than 18 years, when Andy Cole and Rob Lee scored to earn the Magpies a 2-0 victory in 1994.

However, Liverpool have struggled under Rodgers, leaving Pardew confident he can end the Reds' seven-game winning run against United on Merseyside.

"There's a little bit more pressure at Liverpool because of the stature and the trophies that they've won," Pardew said.


"You have to look at Newcastle and say we haven't won a trophy in so long. You'd have to put them, historically, much higher than us.

"It's a period for Brendan and the team when they're evolving and when they're evolving they're vulnerable."

Liverpool have only won twice this season, against Reading and Norwich, and were knocked out of the League Cup by Swansea on Wednesday. Newcastle are 10th in the overall standings, two places above Liverpool.

"I still think we're two very good sides though and it will be a cracking game," Pardew said.

"Both of us have ambitions, us again to finish in the top six, hopefully the top four, and that's what we're going to stick with.

"So we're nicely poised and now it's about getting two or three wins back-to-back and suddenly we'll find ourselves in the top six, and that's what we want to do."