Liverpool are back in action tonight – and the pressure is on to get back to winning ways against Newcastle at St James’ Park.
Liverpool remain favourites to retain their crown this season, but United are beginning to look like potential title challengers – and Jurgen Klopp will have reminded his players of that today.
The Reds now face a Newcastle side who are winless in their last four games in all competitions, and currently sit seven points above the relegation zone. Steve Bruce’s Magpies have been inconsistent this term, but can still pack a punch – and Klopp will not be writing off the hosts.
With kick-off scheduled for 8pm GMT, follow all the action on our LIVE match blog.
Liverpool predicted lineup
Here’s how we think Liverpool will line up tonight…
(4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Williams, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Salah, Firmino
Head to head (h2h) results
Prediction: Newcastle 0-2 Liverpool
Liverpool were not at the races against West Brom but Jurgen Klopp doesn’t allow that to help two games on the spin, especially against a Newcastle side who look like they are running out of ideas with Steve Bruce.
Newcastle are likely to be without Ryan Fraser and Jonjo Shelvey, joining Martin Dubravka, Allan Saint-Maximin and Jamaal Lascelles on the sidelines.
Liverpool will hope Thiago Alcantara can be involved, but otherwise it’s a case of how you were for Klopp, with Naby Keita joining the likes of Joel Matip and longer-term absentees.
How to watch
TV channel: The match will not be shown on TV in the UK.
Live stream: Amazon Prime Video subscribers can stream the match live online or on mobile and tablet via the Prime Video app.
Newcastle vs Liverpool preview
So, Liverpool can take advantage of fixture postponements elsewhere to build on their advantage at the top of the Premier League this evening.
With Everton’s game against Manchester City postponed due to a Covid outbreak and Leicester dropping points, only Manchester United can look to cut the reigning champions’ possible advantage.
For Newcastle, it’s been a tough festive period with defeats at Leeds and Manchester City either side of being held at home by Fulham.
However, Liverpool’s recent 1-1 draw against West Brom should offer the Magpies hope that by sitting tight with a strong defence and breaking quickly, Jurgen Klopp’s men can be gotten at.
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With Tottenham vs Fulham postponed earlier today, it’s just the one Premier League fixture this evening – and Liverpool will be looking to go five points clear at the top of the table.