Liverpool vs Newcastle
The late match in the Premier League on Saturday is at Anfield.
In one of the great Premier League fixtures, Liverpool take on Newcastle United.
The match is important for several reasons, while Rafa Benitez returns to his beloved Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp is seeking maximum points as the Reds hope to edge out Man United to a second-place finish.
As for Newcastle, they are battling to beat the drop to avoid sinking back into the Championship.
Liverpool surprise predicted XI vs Newcastle
On Saturday, the Guardian and the Times have gone about trying to predict the line-ups for tonight’s match at Anfield.
Incredibly for Klopp, for the first time this season Liverpool have a full fit squad to chose from.
That’s lead to a couple of question marks over Liverpool’s backline and midfield compositions.
At the back, there’s a split of opinion whether Dejan Lovren or Joel Matip will start at the heart of the back four.
While at right-back, Joe Gomez is battling with Trent-Alexander Arnold for a start.
In midfield the question seems to revolve around whether Adam Lallana will start or if Emre Can will be in the XI instead.
Turning to the Newcastle likely line-up, the big Magpies issue is in attack.
Dwight Gayle was injured in last weekend’s 2-2 draw at Bournemouth. With Islam Slimani still sidelined, it’s unclear is Gayle will be fit to start or whether Joselu will come into the attack.
Liverpool vs Newcastle match preview
Liverpool have scored 18 goals in their last 6 matches. Their attacking trio of Momahed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have been terrific this season and particularly in 2018.
The talented trio have scored a combined 66 goals this campaign. In fact only one of Liverpool’s last 21 goals wasn’t scored by one of these three players: Emre Can vs Huddersfield.
Newcastle are undefeated in their last 4 league matches. Rafa Benitez’s team have drawn 3 and won one of their last few games. That win came against Manchester United which proves Newcastle have what it takes to beat the best sides in the league.
Last time out, Newcastle and Liverpool shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at St James’ Park.