How to deal with Andy Carroll and what not to do with your wheelie bin
For many Newcastle United fans the trip to Anfield has all the potential to be a living nightmare with Andy Carroll pulling on the red of Liverpool against the team that handed him his big break in football.
The former number 9 has kept a low profile so far in the build up to the game and is trying to shake off a knee injury picked up at Arsenal.
In an end of season game that could well have had little significance, this one now has more spice in it than a Bigg Market kebab drenched in chilli sauce.
Carroll knows he will be on the end of some boos but that won't bother him too much given his approach to pressure in football to date.
What might bother him though is if Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and his trusty assistant get their tactics spot on.
Carroll was awesome for United earlier in the season with 12 goals earning him the Â£35million move to Anfield.
In just six months he went from being an old Second Division striker to football's hottest young property in England.
However, tactically teams were beginning to find a way of stopping him as Newcastle found out in certain games.
Suffocating the supply line to Carroll - or simply stopping crosses to the big man - can make all the difference.
It means that Carroll has to drop back to win the ball and that means he will become embroiled in a midfield battle with Cheick Tiote and his big pal Kevin Nolan.
With that knowledge in mind, I feel a little bit better about the trip to Anfield.
Yes, Carroll - if fit - is a handful and will relish any game of football in front of him, but if any set of players know his faults, it's Newcastle United
From Newcastle's point of view though, we need to see more of the same from Peter Lovenkrands and a big step up from Shola Ameobi.
Lovenkrands was prepared to buy a ticket at Blackpool and consequently he won the raffle with a lovely long range strike.
Shola missed two one on one opportunities and having followed up tamely from Wolves against Man United, he is due a performance.
There could be no better place for Ameobi to outshine his former team-mate Carroll.
Of course, trips to Anfield are gloomy (no league win since 1994) and nobody will be crazy enough to put even their wheelie bin - let alone their house - on a win on Merseyside.
Therefore, it begs the question.
Is a battling performance and a face saving point too much to ask?