Liverpool midfielder assesses 'strong' Newcastle United following crucial Premier League win
Liverpool kept their Premier League title hopes alive with a 1-0 win over in-form Newcastle United at St James’s Park on Saturday afternoon.
“Games seem more important when you get close to the end of the season,” said the 36-year-old, who played 136 times for Newcastle between 2004 and 2008.
"It was tough, you get teams at the end of the season and some teams are having a good time and we know [Newcastle] are playing really well, they are a strong team and it's always a tough place to play with the atmosphere.
"It was a good performance again after the midweek game [against Villarreal].”