"It's not easy, but I have the idea that if we play with the same intensity, the same commitment and the same organisation that we did against Manchester United (when Newcastle won 1-0) that we can compete", said Benitez.
"If you look at goal difference in relation to Chelsea, and if they get beaten by one or two tomorrow, it's like a point [in our favour] isn't it?" It should mean Klopp can give some of his key men a rest in the lead up to a crunch clash at Manchester United next Saturday.
The comfortable victory saw the Reds climb on the standings to second place with 60 points as the top four race shapes up.
The Premier League match between Liverpool and Newcastle will be broadcast on NBCSN. Subs: Mignolet, Milner, Gomez, Moreno, Lallana, Solanke, Matip. Subs: Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Hayden, Ritchie, Perez, Joselu.
Mohamed Salah scored for the seventh successive match to continue a remarkable scoring spree which is the best in Europe as Liverpool comfortably beat Newcastle 2-0.
Paul Dummett saves Newcastle from surely conceding a second, as he denied Salah the space to cut inside in the box and Liverpool win the corner. The forward coolly fires home after a superb, probing run from Oxlade-Chamberlain. Can and Firmino up the ante and tee up Mane to lash into the corner from just inside the area.
"We had to go for it in the second half and were then more open".
Ashley Barnes then provided the equaliser in the 56th minute, and after Wood struck, Everton were reduced to 10 men when Ashley Williams was shown a straight red card in the 86th minute for elbowing Barnes. Mohamed Salah has been incredible for Liverpool this season, leading the club in scoring. Robbie Fowler (1994-95) and Daniel Sturridge (2013-14) have also achieved the feat.
It mattered little when a superbly incisive move cut through the visitors and was finished with aplomb by Mane, a fitting way to bring up Anfield's 300th Premier League victory.
Mohamed Salah is the only Liverpool player to have played nearly every big game, and Klopp seems determined to continue his rotation policy.