WORLD Cup-bound Loic Remy can sign off in style for Newcastle United on Merseyside – before boarding a flight to Brazil.
The on-loan France forward netted in last weekend’s 3-0 win over Cardiff City to take his tally for the season to 14 goals.
Remy will make one final appearance for the club against Liverpool on Sunday.
And United manager Alan Pardew’s looking for him to help United claim what would be a historic win at Anfield.
“I’m pleased he got the goal,” Pardew told SportMail.
“It was important for him – and important for us and for France.”
The 27-year-old had returned to the starting XI at Arsenal early in the week along with fit-again countrymen Mathieu Debuchy.
“He had a good chance in the first half where he could have rushed it a little bit,” said Pardew.
“He’s very calm in those finishing situations.
“He probably didn’t have his best game, but of the three (French) internationals, he was probably the one who wasn’t quite up to speed.
“They’d only had a game and a half each.”
Meanwhile, France coach Didier Deschamps is set to name his 23-man World Cup squad next week.
Remy and defender Debuchy are certain to be included, and midfielder Moussa Sissoko is also a strong contender.
Defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, however, hasn’t represented his country this season.
And Deschamps – who succeeded Laurent Blanc after Euro 2012 – is yet call upon Newcastle forward Hatem Ben Arfa, who he fell out with while coach at Olympique Marseille.