As International break concludes, we shall look at how Liverpool could lineup against Newcastle United.
Liverpool and Newcastle United will kick off the Premier League football following the International break. The Reds will face the Magpies at Anfield, where the host’s track record has been spectacular, to say the least. They are yet to taste a defeat in two years – remaining a fortress for Jurgen Klopp and Co.
The home side are sitting at the top of the pile after four-game weeks. Their mission against Norwich City, Southampton, Arsenal, and Burnley have been successful by procuring the maximum points. Their defence has not been at their best, but the midfield and attack department have been at full-throttle.
While the headlines could be on the reigning Champions League winners, Newcastle United have been at a reasonable quality with four points from four games. They famously won the game against Tottenham Hotspur and gained a point in the stoppage time against Watford. Their accomplishment to beat a top side in the early stages of the season will be alarming for Liverpool.
With the results and goals flowing in their way, Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are the utmost favourites in this game. With the midweek Champions League trip in mind, the European Champions could make a handful changes to their starting lineup. The visitors are already in an injury crisis, with Sean Longstaff becoming the latest player to pull off from this game.
We shall look at Liverpool’s team news for the upcoming game against Newcastle United.
Liverpool released an update on their shot-stopper Alisson Becker. The Brazilian is taking strides towards full fitness by working with the fitness coach. However, there’s no timescale placed upon his return. Midfielder Naby Keita, who played with an injury for Guinea in the AFCON, will remain on the sidelines. Similar to Alisson Becker, Jurgen Klopp is not aware of his return date. Nathaniel Clyne, a long-term absentee, is currently on the treatment table.
There are no suspensions for Jurgen Klopp in the Premier League.
Liverpool XI: Adrian, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Fabinho, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino.