Liverpool’s draw with Crystal Palace has put the title race out of their hands but they still have a chance to win it if they beat Newcastle and Manchester City lose. Brendan Rodgers will look to put the draw behind them and finish the season with the same formation that has been working so well this season. The manager may alter his midfield just a little as they prepare for their final Premier League showdown of the campaign. Lucas Leiva and Joe Allen who could be sacrificed for a more attacking selection with Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson who returns back from his ban. The Reds currently have a clean bill of heath in a title decider that is all down the West Ham United beating City.
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Krul, Debunchy, Coloccini, Williamson, Dummett, Anita, Tiote, Sissoko, de Jong, Gouffran, Remy
Newcastle United will want to end the season on a high note after only registering one win in their last six matches, where they lost five. With the fans turning against Alan Pardew, only a win on the final day can be seen as a positive step in saving the manager’s season. However, with Liverpool desperate to keep their title hopes alive, they will do all they can to ensure a victory as they hope for a miracle. Pardew will possibly use the same team, with only a possible change from their recent victory over Cardiff City. Luuk de Jong might be given a first team start in place of last week’s goalscorer Shola Ameobi. Elsewhere there are still injury concerns for Davide Santon, Papiss Demba Cisse, and Sammy Ameobi.
Liverpool 3-0 Newcastle ; Mancity 0-3 West ham!
— konayman (@konayman) May 9, 2014
Come on Liverpool even though Im a Newcastle @NUFC supporter
— ATW aka Moki (@moki479) May 8, 2014
@Gerrard8FanPage I am a fan of liverpool hope you win the title and win newcastle
— bethanypratt (@beth_12p) May 8, 2014
Last season Liverpool put six past Newcastle and we are sure any football fan would love to see a goal haul by either sides. Even though the Reds need 13 goals to beat City on goal difference, seeing six would be a great finale.
Luis Suarez looks set to win the Premier League Golden Boot this season but will not stop there as he and his attacking partner Daniel Sturridge needs only three more goals between them to break the record of the league’s most lethal strike partnership, therefore we expect something special.
Liverpool vs. Newcastle United: An Alternative Preview
In 39 Barclays Premier League meetings between Liverpool and Newcastle United, there has never been a goalless draw.
There have been 126 goals in Barclays Premier League games between Newcastle and Liverpool, the joint-most of any fixture in the history of the competition.
Liverpool have won just one of their last four Premier League games played on the final day of the season (W1 D1 L2) – this win coming against already relegated QPR last season (1-0).
Newcastle have failed to win on the final day of the Premier League campaign in each of their last six seasons in the top-flight (D2 L4).
Luis Suarez has 31 Premier League goals this season – he needs one more goal to set a standalone record for a 38-game PL campaign.
Liverpool need one more goal to reach the 100 mark this season in the Premier League – this has only happened twice before (Chelsea – 103 in 2009-10 and Man City – 100 this season).
The last time that more than one team scored 100+ goals in the same top-flight season was 1960-61 (three teams did so).
Newcastle have scored just four goals in seven games against the current top four sides in the Premier League this season.
Daniel Sturridge’s goals have won Liverpool 18 points this season; no player in the Premier League has won as many points for their side in 2013-14.
Newcastle have not won any of their last 18 Premier League trips to Anfield (L15 D3).