Newcastle United welcome Liverpool to St James’ Park for Sunday’s fascinating encounter in a headline fixture in gameweek three.
The Magpies were recently beaten 1-0 by Pep Guardiola’s treble winning side last weekend, while Liverpool overcame Bournemouth 3-1 at Anfield.
Newcastle United put 5 past Aston Villa during a vivacious attacking display on the opening day but they failed to manage a serious Man City side.
The Citizens could have won by a bigger goal-margin but goal machine Erling Haaland left his shooting boots in the changing room.
Despite Haaland having an off day in front of goal, Newcastle United left the Etihad with a bitter taste as Eddie Howe’s men failed to capitalize on their ruthless win over Aston Villa.
Newcastle United enters third gameweek of the season sitting in eighth place in the table, although the early-season standings certainly count for little at this stage.
On the good side, The Magpies have only been beaten three times at St James’ Park in the Premier League since the start of 2022, and two of those came from Liverpool.
Even though Liverpool won Bournemouth last weekend, there was a bit of chaos in the early minutes of the game as Antoine Semenyo broke the deadlock for the Cherries in just three minutes.
Liverpool later found their rhythm and fought back through Luis Diaz’s acrobatic strike, Mohamed Salah’s penalty rebound and Diogo Jota’s tap-in.
Newcastle United vs Liverpool Team News
Newcastle’s evening at the Etihad went from bad to worse when Joelinton was taken off with an injury in the second half.
While Howe has not given an update on his player, it is likely that either Sean Longstaff or the up-and-coming Elliot Anderson will vie to start in Joelinton’s place.
Despite his contributions off the bench against Villa in gameweek one, Harvey Barnes was replaced by Anthony Gordon for the left-wing spot against Man City.
Also recall we reported that Mac Allister was sent off against Bournemouth, but that decision has been overturned, meaning that the Argentine is free to slot into his usual place in the Reds’ midfield.
Curtis Jones (ankle) and Thiago Alcantara (hip) are still out while Ibrahima Konate has also emerged as a fresh doubt, but Klopp has reassured Liverpool fans that Trent Alexander-Arnold is good to go following an injury scare last week.
Newcastle United probable starting lineup:
Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Tonali, Guimaraes, Longstaff; Almiron, Isak, Barnes
Liverpool probable starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Mac Allister, Endo, Szoboszlai; Salah, Jota, Diaz
Newcastle United vs Liverpool Team Prediction
Newcastle’s morale may have taken a slight hit after the loss to Pep Gaurdiola’s City but they are expected to breach a disjointed Liverpool XI on more than one occasion, even if Endo is introduced to reinforce the engine room.
However, Liverpool lacks resilience, but they can often make up for that at the opposite end of the field, and Newcastle also failing to offer Pope adequate protection in recent months, an entertaining draw could be on the menu up north.
From here at Futballnews, we are predicting that Newcastle United versus Liverpool will end in a 2-2 draw.