Premier League - Managers: Newcastle 'need players'

Managerial reaction from Saturday's Premier League matches, with Newcastle's Alan Pardew asking for more players after another defeat.

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Premier League - Managers: Newcastle 'need players'

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Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew during the 2-1 home defeat to Reading on January 19 2013

Liverpool 5-0 Norwich City

Brendan Rodgers: "(Suarez and Sturridge) linked very well, obviously both got on the scoresheet, which was great. Luis has done what he has done for us all season, given us 100 per cent every game, and he combined well with Daniel up front. I think it gives the opponent someone else to worry about. Suarez has been incredible for us but you now have a recognised goalscorer up beside him. We had real fluidity with our play at the top end of the field. Daniel has pace and power but he is also clever and that was important as Norwich are tough to break down and a tough team to play against."

Chris Hughton: "At this moment it is not a good feeling. We were beaten by a very good side who were very clinical in everything they did. We weren't good enough and we have to be better than that. We were nowhere near as good as we could have been."

Manchester City 2- 0 Fulham

David Platt (first-team coach): "I think (David Silva’s) performances have been right up there. I think it would be harsh to say it has been lacking. He is in the team for all sorts of different reasons, not just his goalscoring ability. I think his performances of late have deserved goals. I am pleased he got the two and he should have had a third."

Martin Jol: "John Arne Riise is a fantastic boy - he will never come up with that sort of c r*p, (regarding rumours that he) didn't want to travel. If you have got (Matthew) Briggs, who is younger and who can go on the bench - John stayed at Motspur Park to do an extra session. I promised him if he was not starting it is probably better if you don't go with us. I wasn't happy after the Liverpool game, when (Stewart) Downing scored his first goal since joining Liverpool - John was playing against him, and there was another goal. I am trying to do something, maybe to freshen things up or alert John to do more or to do better. He is an experienced player, so if he is not playing he is not happy. He wants to play but I have got three left-backs now. Keiran (Richardson) probably did the best job of the three."

Newcastle United 1-2 Reading

Alan Pardew: "I am strong enough and have been in situations before where I can deal with where we are at. But I think it's obvious that the team wants a result. That would help every situation. We are lacking impetus. A result perhaps would have given us some impetus, but we didn't get it, so therefore we need to look to strengthen the team. That's somewhere we can get some impetus and give me some options I think will work for us. The 10-day break will also give us a chance to get Steven Taylor up top speed. He's only had four days' training, so he wasn't really available, and he will add to us. But we definitely need two or three more players in this group, and hopefully we can get them over the line before we go to Villa. I would like to go to Villa stronger than I was here."

Brian McDermott: "Adam Federici pulled off a couple of really good saves in the first half which proved to be match-winning saves. Pavel Pogrebnyak had a real chance in the first half before they scored and we could have been 1-0 up. But you come here and they get to 1-0 up and then it's never going to be easy. But I thought in the second half, we upped our game. You have to manage games. You have to stay in the game and once Newcastle didn't get a second goal, we knew we were in with a shout the longer the game went on."

Swansea City 3 -1 Stoke City

Michael Laudrup: "I knew we needed something special to score the first goal, if we scored the first goal I was sure we would win. I obviously did not expect it to come from a run from the full-back, so it is great for Ben and he deserves everything for what he is doing and this will be a very special day for him. The second goal was a fantastic free-kick. I have seen Jonathan score a lot of these goals in training so it is nice to see it in a game and the third was the best of the afternoon."

Tony Pulis: "We were second best from the first whistle to the last. Swansea were better and deserved to win. I've got no excuses. You have good and bad days in football and this was a bad day for us. We looked a yard short all over the pitch. We looked sluggish and sloppy. Whether it's the fact we played (Crystal) Palace in extra-time (in their FA Cup third-round replay in midweek) and had to travel down early and had not been able to do anything for two days because of the snow, I don't know, but it wasn't us today."

West Ham United 1-1 Queens Park Rangers

Sam Allardyce: "We couldn't have created more opportunities to score more goals. We're looking very dejected, almost like we've lost in the dressing room, because we knew that performance should've got three points. I said to the lads, `look, carry on like that and you'll win more games than you'll draw'. When we beat the goalkeeper there seemed to be somebody on the line to block it. It's been a very frustrating day for us."

Harry Redknapp: "It was good to see (Loic Remy) score in his first game. I thought at that stage of the game he and Taarabt were going to do a bit of damage today. He (Remy) will do that. He's got great movement off the ball and if you can get people to slide him in when he makes those runs, he will get in because he's got lightning pace and he will score some goals. He'll do okay. We haven't had any pace up front. If I can get Bobby fit, next week he could be around and ready to play, I think Zamora and Remy could be a real good partnership."

Wigan Athletic 2-3 Sunderland

Roberto Martinez: "We never take anything for granted. If we had done that we would never have had eight seasons at this level. Today we weren't good enough defensively for 30 minutes. We need to rectify that. Ivan Ramis' injury last week cost us today's points. That is something I need to correct."

Martin O'Neill: "(Steven) Fletcher was fantastic. It was not just his goals but also his whole centre forward play. We took great heart from his performance. We've had to show a lot of fight and determination. Wigan threw a lot at us and were never out of it. It was all hands to the pump at the end and I am delighted with the result."

West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Aston Villa

Steve Clarke: "No-one is going out in January. We don't need to sell anyone. Will (Peter Odemwingie) move if there is a silly offer? You don't know our chairman (Jeremy Peace). No-one is going out. The quicker we get to February 1 the better. No-one is coming in and no-one is going out."

Paul Lambert: "I have a few things going through my head. I thought we were excellent in the first-half. We should have been out of sight, it should have been finished. We should have been four up. That would have killed the game. The way we played in the first-half was excellent. In the second half West Brom came out strongly but you expect that. They are the home side. It was disappointing not to win the game because it should have been finished in the first half."

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