Jamie Redknapp has a warning message for Newcastle after drawing with Liverpool

Jamie Redknapp has sent a warning message to Newcastle; don't get carried away!

Pundit Jamie Redknapp has told the Daily Mail that Newcastle United can't afford to get carried away after their recent results.

The Magpies picked up their first win under new manager Rafael Benitez last weekend with a 3-0 victory over Swansea City, and followed that up with a valuable 1-1 draw against Manchester City just days later.

Then, on Saturday, Newcastle travelled to face Liverpool, but were 2-0 down at half-time, with few giving them a chance of salvaging anything from the game.

However, Papiss Cisse and Jack Colback struck second half goals to give Newcastle a point, and take them back to within one point of survival.

It's clear that Benitez, who left Real Madrid in January, is having a huge impact on the Newcastle squad, and fans again have belief that the Magpies can beat the drop and stay in the Premier League again.

Despite the renewed positivity on Tyneside, pundit Jamie Redknapp is still somewhat fearful for Newcastle, sending them a warning message in the process.

Redknapp told the Daily Mail  that Newcastle can't get too carried away, because they are in exactly the same position as they were when Benitez arrived at the club last month.

Redknapp added that Benitez's reputation is on the line at Newcastle, and he faces one of the biggest challenges of his lengthy managerial career at St. James' Park.

“Coming from two goals down to draw at Anfield suggests Rafa Benitez has instilled belief at Newcastle but they mustn't get too carried away,” said Redknapp. “When he took over they were second bottom and one point adrift of safety and that's where they remain.”

“It's now a case of who wants to win at the bottom. Draws for Newcastle and Sunderland were good on paper but Norwich will be delighted neither side won this weekend. Rafa's reputation is on the line and keeping Newcastle up will be one of the biggest challenges of his career,” he added.

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