Although Liverpool have lost their best man Philippe Coutinho in winter, the impact, however, has been minimal and the Reds are enjoying a great run of form in order to secure a Champions League berth via a ‘top four’ finish.
They hammered West Ham United last weekend and will be determined to continue the streak this Saturday evening while hosting Newcastle United at Anfield. The Magpies are fighting for their survival and Rafael Benitez, currently in charge of the Tyneside outfit, will have an emotional return to his former club whom he crowned the 2005 UEFA Champions League champions.
Liverpool vs Newcastle United Injuries And Suspensions:
Liverpool, surprisingly, do not have any significant injury absentee for the weekend clash. Nathaniel Clyne, who was out with a back injury, is now back in full training and also appeared for their reserves against Stoke City U23s.
Newcastle, meanwhile, will be without new signing Islam Slimani who is ruled out with a thigh injury. Dwight Gayle has a tight hamstring whereas Jonjo Shelvey is also a major doubt due to a knee strain. Fullback Jesus Gamez went through an ankle surgery and is likely to be ruled out for the remainder of the campaign.
Liverpool vs Newcastle United Predicted Lineups:
Subs: Simon Mignolet, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Alberto Moreno, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Georginio Wijnaldum, Adam Lallana.
Subs: Karl Darlow, Ciaran Clark, Javier Manquillo, Mikel Merino, Christian Atsu, Chancel Mbemba, Jacob Murphy.
Liverpool vs Newcastle United Last Meeting:
Rafa Benitez influenced his Newcastle United side to stage a massive second-half comeback when they visited Anfield the last time back in 2016. Liverpool scored two first-half goals via Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana, which, however, were cancelled out when Papiss Cisse and Jack Colback netted twice to make it all square.
Liverpool vs Newcastle United Key Players:
Liverpool’s front trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane will trouble the Magpies backline whereas, the visitors are expected to defend deep in order to snatch at least a point from this difficult away fixture.
to create something spectacular if the duo manages to get fit on time. Matt Richie is having a decent run and expected to ask a few questions to the Reds back-line with his wing-play and set-piece traits.
Liverpool vs Newcastle Head-To-Head Stats:
Liverpool Win: 82
Newcastle Win: 50
Liverpool vs Newcastle Current Form ( In All Competitions):
Newcastle United: D-W-D-D-L
Liverpool vs Newcastle Betting Odds (Subject to Change):
Newcastle United: 11
Liverpool vs Newcastle Live Streaming:
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