English Premier League

Liverpool vs Newcastle United: Match Preview, team news and predicted line-ups

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Liverpool will be hosting Newcastle this Friday. The fixture will take place on 17th December at 01:30 am IST. The Magpies will travel to Anfield in search of their second win of the Premier League. Both teams will play their 17th match of the Premier League.

Liverpool are currently 2nd in the Premier League table. The Reds will enter this fixture with yet another win over Aston Villa and extend their winning streak. Liverpool will want to bag three more important points against Newcastle for the title charge.

Liverpool Premier League form: W W W W W

Newcastle United are currently 19th in the Premier League table. The Magpies will enter this fixture after suffering an embarrassing 4-0 loss against Leicester City. Newcastle want to get out of the relegation zone as soon as possible.

Newcastle Premier League form: D L D W L

Team News

Liverpool vs Newcastle: The Reds team news

Jurgen Klopp will most probably make changes ahead of the weekend’s match against Tottenham Hotspur, with Naby Keita, Kostas Tsimikas, and Ibrahima Konate all having a chance to start on Thursday. Nat Phillips, Curtis Jones, and Harvey Elliott are still sidelined.

However, Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino both have returned to training and are likely to feature. Even if Firmino isn’t ready to return from his hamstring injury just yet, Diogo Jota is expected to be recalled to the starting lineup, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain dropping to the bench.

Liverpool possible starting line-up

Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahim Konate, Virgil Van Dijk, Kostas Tsimikas; Naby Keita, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson; Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Sadio Mane

Newcastle vs Liverpool: The Magpies team news

Newcastle did not sustain any new injuries in their defeat to Leicester, therefore Paul Dummett is Eddie Howe’s only absentee due to a calf injury. Howe will most likely make changes with a fully fit Newcastle squad for Liverpool. Ciaran Clark might return to the lineup after his suspension in the five-man defense.

As a result, Miguel Almiron may lose his place in the starting 11. Isaac Hayden is also available to bolster the midfield. However, Willock has good memories of playing at Anfield and will not want to lose his spot.

Newcastle possible starting line-up

Martin Dubravka; Javi Manquillo, Fabian Schar, Ciaran Clark, Jamaal Lascelles, Jamal Lewis; Allan Saint-Maximin, Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey, Joelinton; Callum Wilson

Our Predictions

Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle

Liverpool are running riot in the league and just one point behind the leaders. They have scored the most number of goals and have the highest goal difference in the league. Moreover, Newcastle are not challenging at all this season. Liverpool will have very little to answer against Newcastle and are most likely to thrash Newcastle comfortably.

Newcastle sit in the relegation zone of the league and will not be able to trouble the title challengers. The Magpies even struggled greatly against Leicester and they might suffer even more at Anfield against Liverpool.

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