Following an important victory against Aston Villa at the weekend, Liverpool will welcome Newcastle United at Anfield in a crucial Premier League encounter on Thursday night.
Jurgen Klopp’s side is in a great run at the moment as they have won seven consecutive games in all competitions and five of them came in the Premier League. The Reds are currently sitting second in the league with 37 points in 16 games, four points behind the league leader Manchester City who have played a game extra.
On the other hand, Newcastle United is struggling in the relegation zone. They are sitting 19th at the moment with 10 points in 16 games. The Magpies have won only one game so far this season and are three points behind safety.
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After losing to Jurgen Klopp’s first Premier League game in charge of Liverpool, the Reds are unbeaten in nine consecutive games in all competitions against Newcastle United.
Meanwhile, the Magpies are without a win in the last 25 visits to Anfield, since winning back in 1994. On the other hand, the Merseyside club has won 1999 games in the English top-flight, coming into this fixture and a victory on Thursday will make them the first team ever to win 2000 top-flight games.
Meanwhile, Liverpool is the highest scoring side in the league and has scored 45 goals in 16 games. Almost the average of three goals a game. On the other hand, Newcastle has conceded the most number of goals along with Norwich City with a tally of 34. So, it will be a huge ask for visitors to deny the host from scoring.
Liverpool form (all competitions): W-W-W-W-W-W
Newcastle United Premier League form: D-D-L-D-W-L
Nat Phillips, Curtis Jones, and Harvey Elliott will remain sidelined for this encounter. Roberto Firmino is expected to return to the matchday squad but it will be too early for him to start. Divock Origi will also be fit enough to be involved. The host might make some changes in their starting eleven, given Tottenham Hotspur is the next fixture in just three days.
Newcastle United does not have many injury absentees coming into this fixture and Paul Dummett is the only one who will remain sidelined for injury.
Liverpool possible starting lineup(4-3-3):
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Keita, Fabinho, Henderson; Salah, Jota, Mane
Newcastle United possible starting lineup(5-4-1):
Dubravka; Manquillo, Schar, Clark, Lascelles, Lewis; Saint-Maximin, Hayden, Shelvey, Joelinton; Wilson
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