“I just hope from Steve McClaren’s point of view his players weren’t watching that game in midweek, because Liverpool are on fire at the moment," he told Sky Sports.
“But this is the sort of game, over the last few years that when we start to write them off and think they can’t get a result, Newcastle produce something. They are capable, and can cause Liverpool problems.”
“I don’t see it, I think Liverpool will win, but surely Newcastle have got to improve.”
Liverpool head into the encounter in fine form and with confidence flowing following a series of impressive wins.
They have won their last two league games, a 1-0 victory over Swansea and a 4-1 defeat of Manchester City before that, while midweek saw them demolish Southampton 6-1 in the Capital One Cup.
They are eyeing up a place in Europe next season, and currently sit just four points away from Arsenal in fourth place, whilst a title challenge is also potentially on the cards for Klopp’s side.
In contrast, Newcastle have endured a terrible start to the campaign and find themselves 19th in the table after 14 games so far.
They were heavily beaten 5-1 by Crystal Palace last time out, a result which left them three points from safety, with newly promoted Bournemouth the team they are chasing in 17th place.