Take a look at the latest performance and player availability news from Newcastle and Liverpool:
Newcastle Form and Team News
With only three losses this year, Newcastle have risen from a team threatened by relegation to getting the second-most points in 2022. Much of that success can be attributed to ownership and then a managerial change, with many around St. James’ Park now having the time of their lives when watching their team play.
A run of six wins and two draws was halted by three straight losses to Chelsea, Everton, and Tottenham. Newcastle has since responded to that losing run with four straight victories, scoring seven goals and conceding just one. Callum Wilson, although injured, is still their highest goalscorer with six goals.
For news on injuries and suspensions, Newcastle are still missing Callum Wilson, Kieran Trippier, Ryan Fraser, Isaac Hayden, and Jamal Lewis, who are sidelined with injuries.
Liverpool Form and Team News
Jurgen Klopp and his charges are having a stellar season, challenging for three trophies and having won the EFL Cup. After their Champions League outing against Villarreal, they must turn their attention to the league where an inspired Newcastle threaten their unbeaten streak and title ambitions.
Since a narrow loss to Inter in the Champions League, Liverpool have gone ten matches on the bounce without losing, with eight wins and two draws. The exceptional form of Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz, Thiago Alcantara, and other key players in the squad has come at the right time as they prepare for the run-in to a historic quadruple-winning season.
Roberto Firmino is the only Liverpool player doubtful to make the trip, as he still has a foot injury.