Newcastle United forward Callum Wilson has conceded that he was mistaken when he claimed Liverpool were no longer in the top four race
Wilson recently dismissed the notion that the Reds are reverting to their former selves. While his club competes with Liverpool for a Champions League ticket, he dismissed plaudits for Jurgen Klopp’s squad as premature.
“You want to know if Liverpool is back? What exactly do you want me to say? They’ve won two games in the last few weeks, and as I said, we technically let them win, but it was a horrible performance from our perspective,” England’s manager stated towards the end of February.
What would you expect? Wilson took to his Footballer’s Football Podcast after the Reds’ thrashing of Manchester United on Sunday to apologize for his hasty remarks.
“I apologize for stating that Liverpool are not returning. “They’re back with a bang!” said the out-of-shape 30-year-old. “Whatever I say right now, the cosmos reveals the inverse.” You’d better believe it, pal.
Liverpool will not get carried away
Wilson’s initial remarks sounded a little sour at the moment. After being defeated by the Reds for the second time this season, you can understand his cynicism.
Nonetheless, there was a grain of truth in it at the time. Liverpool had just defeated Newcastle 2-0, their second 2-0 Premier League victory in a row. Nevertheless, with defeats to Wolves and Brighton still fresh in the mind, speculation of a comeback could not be confirmed.
It very well could be two weeks later. Although Liverpool must exercise caution, they have already kept five clean sheets in a row and six in the previous seven games.
After annihilating United by an unfathomably large margin, the Reds have demonstrated that they are no longer the soft touch that they have been so often this season.
That’s definitely bad news for Wilson. Newcastle’s form has been spotty recently, but they remain in the top four hunt. They should not be discarded because they are only one point behind Liverpool and have a game in hand.
Yet, if they are to get back on track, Wilson must start finding the net. One goal in 12 games since the World Cup is insufficient for the £20 million man. Liverpool won’t have to worry about the Toon if he maintains his current form.