Newcastle vs Liverpool
English Premier League
Date: 27 August 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: St. James’ Park (Newcastle upon Tyne).
After a contentious battle for a spot in the Champions League last season, Liverpool and Newcastle will meet at St. James’ Park on Sunday in a match that will be a highlight of the Premier League schedule.
Newcastle was able to get the better of the race for fourth place by defeating Aston Villa 5-1 on the opening weekend. They then lost to Manchester City in their next match.
Three years after winning the Premier League title, Liverpool is starting to feel like it’s a transition year due to the team’s ongoing overhaul in its midfield. Nevertheless, the Reds have started the season with four points after defeating Bournemouth and drawing with Chelsea.
Newcastle vs Liverpool Team News :
The loss of Joelinton during the second half of Newcastle’s match against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium was a major blow. Although the Brazilian was taken off, Howe noted that he should be okay to play on Saturday.
If Joelinton fails to make the cut, either Elliot Anderson or Sean Longstaff will be considered to replace him. Other injured players such as Joe Willock and Emil Krafth are also not in contention. On the other hand, Javier Manquillo is back in training after recovering from his groin injury.
Despite making an impressive debut off the bench during the previous match against Aston Villa, Harvey Barnes was not able to displace Anthony Gordon for the starting left-wing position against Manchester City. With that in mind, Howe should bring in Barnes from the start.
New signing Lewis Hall is expected to make his debut for the team this weekend. But, it’s likely that Dan Burn will start at left-back.
Following the appeal of Mac Allister, the red card he received during the match between Newcastle and Liverpool has been overturned. This means that the Argentine can slot into a central role for the Reds. It also allows Endo to make his debut in the Premier League.
Although Thiago Alcantara and Curtis Jones are not expected to be ready to play this weekend, Trent Alexander-Arnold will be considered for the match. He was a doubt earlier due to an injury scare.
Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are ready to step in if Konate fails to receive the green light. Meanwhile, Klopp insists that Mohamed Salah is still committed to the club despite the reported attempts by Al-Ittihad to prise him away from Anfield.
Newcastle United possible starting lineup:
Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Tonali, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Isak, Barnes
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Mac Allister, Endo, Szoboszlai; Salah, Jota, Diaz
Newcastle vs Liverpool Prediction
The impressive attacking line of Newcastle should be too much for Liverpool’s leaky defense, and the home win is the ideal option at 2.15 odds.
We like the 2.50 odds that Alexander Isak will score anytime on Sunday. He’s been in great form, having scored twice in his previous game against Aston Villa.