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Newcastle vs Liverpool: Team news, probable line-ups, and all info about their performance




When Newcastle United last arrived at Anfield, Liverpool still had a mathematical chance of winning the Premier League title. Manchester City should have lost their game against West Ham United, which of course didn’t happen.

With a similar underdog opportunity, Liverpool now have a top-four place against Newcastle in this match, knowing a win would leave them four points (plus goal difference) behind City, who finished 2nd at Old Trafford. Sunday: 4 lost.

Liverpool’s chances of making the top four may be slim, but all Brendan Rodgers’ side can do now is win their remaining games and hope City drop at least five points in their six games remaining. Stranger things have happened.

This is a match that always brings to mind those two 4-3 thrillers from the 1990s, the first of which was 19 years ago. This is truly a game that always has goals; there has never been a 0-0 draw between the sides at Anfield in the Premier League era.

Newcastle’s only Premier League win against Anfield came in 1994, and they went seven years, between 2004 and 2011, without scoring in this game.

While Liverpool are motivated by the remote chance of finishing in the top four, plus the incentive for individuals to make sure they are in line-up at Wembley on Sunday, John Carver’s Newcastle have been languishing in 13th place and winless since February. That match earlier this season saw Newcastle win, 1-0 thanks to a goal from Ayoze Perez.
When: Monday, April 13

Time: 8:00 p.m. BST (3:00 p.m. ET)

Location: Anfield

TV info: Sky Sports 1, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra

Live stream: Sky Sports 1 (UK) and NBC Sports Live Extra (US only)

Planned training

Brendan Rodgers is without suspended duo Martin Skrtel and Steven Gerrard but welcomes back Emre Can after serving a one-game ban in the FA Cup win over Blackburn Rovers. Youngster Jordon Ibe is also back in the squad, who could return to the right side of midfield if the Reds manager returns to three.

The main decision will be to go back to 3-4-2-1 or to continue with 4-3-3.

Liverpool predicted line-up

New catsel predicted line-up

Adam Lallana (groin) and Mario Balotelli (illness) will probably be absent for the home team. Newcastle are without influential midfielder Cheick Tiote and defender Steven Taylor with long-term injuries. Siem de Jong will not play after an injury. Captain Fabricio Coloccini is suspended by the Magpies, so Daryl Janmaat is expected to continue at centre-back.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Lovren, Touré, Ibe, Henderson, Lucas, Moreno, Coutinho, Sterling, Sturridge

Newcastle: Krul, Taylor, Janmaat, Williamson, Colback, Gouffran, Jonas, Sissoko, Cabella, Perez, Ameobi

Form lines (all competitions)


1-0 win against Blackburn (FA Cup)

Lost 4-1 against Arsenal

Lost 2-1 to Manchester United

Won 1-0 against Swansea City

0-0 draw against Blackburn (FA Cup)

New castle

Lost 1-0 to Sunderland

Lost 2-1 against arsenal

Lost 3-0 to Everton

1-0 loss against Manchester United

1-0 win against Aston Villa

players to watch

Liverpool: Philippe Coutinho

Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho scored the winner against Blackburn to guide Liverpool to the FA Cup semi-finals and he will once again be a key figure for the Reds.

He has now scored six goals in all competitions this season, one more than the five he scored last season. Newcastle: Daryl

The Dutch defender is a player who impressed in his debut season in the Premier League, but Newcastle’s injury problems at centre-back saw him move into a more unknown role last time out against Sunderland.

Janmaat is a player Liverpool would have been looking for ahead of a possible summer move, according to Newcastle Chronicle’s Mark Douglas, to help solve their right-back problems.