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The midfielder was part of the Magpies side routed 6-0 by the Reds last season and, with Brendan Rodgers' side set to return to St James' Park, he is keen to make amends

Vurnon Anita is hoping to exact revenge when Newcastle United host Liverpool on Saturday.

Alan Pardew's men were thrashed 6-0 when the Reds last visited St James' Park, in April, with Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson both scoring twice on that occasion.

Liverpool have started the season in fine form and currently sit second in the Premier League, while Newcastle, on the other hand, have had an inconsistent opening to the campaign.

However, Anita has insisted that the memory of last season's mauling will inspire the Magpies squad.

"The last game against Liverpool was obviously not good for us. We are in better shape and a better mood now," the former Ajax midfielder told The Chronicle.

"We have to put what happened to one side but we cannot completely forget what they did to us.

"It is now our turn to do it against them. I think both teams are actually better than last season. It is going to be a good game, a tough game, and one we are looking forward to."

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