Liverpool v Newcastle: match preview

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Steve Bruce welcomed the fact that “the big six have took a slapping” over their duplicitous attempts to get even richer at the expense of the football pyramid and would enjoy landing another on Liverpool as he looks to secure Newcastle’s safety. Back-to-back wins have bolstered those prospects but Newcastle have won only one Premier League game at Anfield – in April 1994 – and Liverpool have won more home games against them than any other club in the Premier League era. Now that Champions League qualification is presumably important again to Liverpool’s owners, they will be looking to Jürgen Klopp’s team to provide a timely distraction. Andy Hunter

Saturday 12.30pm BT Sport 1

Venue Anfield

Last season Liverpool 3 Newcastle 1

Referee Andre Marriner

This season G21 Y52 R1 2.52 cards/game

Odds H 1-3 A 23-2 D 11-2

LIVERPOOL

Subs from Adrián, N Williams, R Williams, Davies, Tsimikas, Milner, Keïta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Shaqiri, Jota

Doubtful None

Injured Henderson (hip, May), Phillips (hamstring, May), Matip (ankle, Aug), Gomez (knee, unknown), Van Dijk (knee, unknown), Origi (knock, unknown), Kelleher (abdominal, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y36 R0

Form LLWWWD

Leading scorer Salah 19

NEWCASTLE

Subs from Gillespie, Manquillo, Wilson, Krafth, Lewis, Willock, M Longstaff, Carroll, Hendrick, Gayle, Schär

Doubtful Schär (knee)

Injured Lascelles (foot, Aug), Fraser (groin, Aug), Darlow (knee, Aug)

Suspended None

Discipline Y56 R2

Form DDLDWW

Leading scorer Wilson 10