Liverpool vs Newcastle
Anfield will be rocking on Boxing Day when Liverpool host Newcastle in the Premier League.
Liverpool are top of the league at Christmas, four points clear of Manchester City.
Jurgen Klopp’s men face Man City at the Etihad Stadium on January 3 in a potentially pivotal match in the Premier League title race.
Liverpool will come into the Newcastle match full of confidence following a 2-0 win at Wolves on Friday night.
Crystal Palace gave the Reds the perfect Xmas present beating Man City 3-2 on Saturday.
Trent Alexander-Arnold injury update
In a boost for Liverpool, Trent Alexander-Arnold will be available again for the match against the Magpies.
Alexander-Arnold has missed recent games against Man United and Wolves after spraining his ankle against Napoli in the Champions League.
In his absence, James Milner and Nathaniel Clyne have filled in at right-back.
Good news for Naby Keita
Naby Keita is also available for Liverpool.
Keita was subbed out of Friday’s match at Molineux.
The midfielder suffered cuts to his ankle and ribs in the Wolves match, however he’s expected to be available for selection.
More Liverpool injury news
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will again be out of action for Liverpool as he recovers from knee surgery last summer.
Jurgen Klopp will also be without the services of Joel Matip (shoulder) and Joe Gomez (ankle) for the Newcastle match.
Newcastle’s selection issues
Rafa Benitez has a handful of selection issues to contend with before his return to Liverpool.
Ki Sung-Yeung is out of contention as the midfielder has now left the Magpies squad for the AFC Asian Cup.
Florian Lejeune is also out of the Liverpool game as he recovers from a long term injury.
Finally, Newcastle have injury doubts over Jonjo Shelvey (thigh), Ciaran Clark (ankle) and Karl Darlow (elbow).