Liverpool vs Newcastle: Kick off time, prediction, TV, live stream, h2h results, team news for Premier League

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Liverpool host relegation-threatened Newcastle tonight amid their attempts to keep the pace with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

In all honesty, both clubs and Chelsea have reasonably favourable fixtures during the midweek schedule and City made an early statement by easily dispatching Leeds United on Tuesday evening.

The game pits the most prolific attack in the league against the worst defence and it’s difficult to look past anything other than an away win.

Liverpool might have struggled to easily break down both Wolves and Aston Villa but Newcastle, who allow the third-highest number of shots on goal against them per game this season, are surely unlikely the same kind of defensive resistance.

Date, kick-off time and venue

The Premier League game is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off time on Thursday December 16, 2021.

Anfield in Liverpool will host it.

Where to watch Liverpool vs Newcastle United

TV channel: The game will be broadcast on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the game through the BT Sport App or through their website.

LIVE coverage: Follow all of the action LIVE through Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.

Liverpool vs Newcastle United team news

Klopp could welcome Roberto Firmino back into the Liverpool squad for tonight’s home game against Newcastle.

Firmino has been out since suffering a hamstring injury at the start of November but the Brazilian is back in training and closing in on a return to action. Curtis Jones has also returned to training. Klopp has no fresh injury concerns but Divock Origi remains sidelined.

For the visitors, Eddie Howe is likely to be without Federico Fernandez through the festive period.

Liverpool vs Newcastle United prediction

Clearly, the fact Liverpool are in such goalscoring form doesn’t necessarily mean they will find the back of the net tonightbut the signs are ominous for Newcastle.

Backed by a home crowd and facing a defence to have conceded the most in the Premier League all season, it looks like a very difficult evening for Howe’s team.

Liverpool to win 3-0.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Liverpool wins: 87

Draws: 44

Newcastle wins: 50