With a Premier League match against Newcastle United on the horizon, Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool will look to keep their momentum going. Liverpool are one point behind Manchester City in the Premier League table, and they are hoping for a slip-up from the defending champions in the final weeks of the season.
Liverpool may be forced to rotate players after their Champions League match against Villarreal in midweek, with Divock Origi possibly earning a rare start.
Due to a heel injury, Roberto Firmino is doubtful, and Eddie Howe is still without Callum Wilson and Kieran Trippier, who have been out for a long time. Trippier has been given a boost after a scan revealed that his injury has healed well, and he is now concentrating on regaining fitness ahead of a match against Liverpool.
Eddie Howe has kept the Magpies out of relegation trouble and will look to put their progress to the test against arguably Europe’s best team.
Newcastle United’s predicted lineup (4-2-3-1) is as follows: Martin Dubravka, Fabian Schar, Dan Burn, Matt Targett, Jonjo Shelvey, Bruno Guimaraes, Joelinton, Miguel Almiron, Chris Wood, and Allan Saint-Maximin.
Liverpool’s predicted lineup (4-3-3): Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson, Fabinho, Naby Keita, Thiago, Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah
Kick off time and venue:
The Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool is scheduled to begin at 12:30 GMT, the local time in Newcastle, and will end at 13:30 CET for Spanish viewers. The game will be held at St. James’s Park.
If Liverpool falters in their pursuit of Manchester City, it is not unthinkable that it will happen at St James’ Park. With the help of a significant sum of money, Eddie Howe has transformed Newcastle United from relegation fodder to the Premier League’s most upwardly mobile team.
They’ve climbed to ninth place after four straight victories, and they’re even tougher to beat at home, where they’ve won six in a row. That is unlikely to be a problem for a Liverpool side buoyed by the news of Jürgen Klopp’s contract extension, who have won 13 of their last 14 league games – the only blemish being a 2-2 draw with City – and are unbeaten in the league since December 28th.
These are long-awaited days. From being on the verge of relegation from the Premier League to winning 10 of their last 14 games, the dream they had when the new owners took over is now becoming a reality.
The atmosphere in St James’ Park will be electric. It will be at its most enthralling now that its supporters have a competitive club again. This match gives Newcastle the chance to face one of Europe’s best, reinforcing their belief that they, too, can one day achieve what Liverpool is attempting this season.