Three changes Rafa Benitez should make to his team for Liverpool clash

Newcastle United will look to bounce back from their disappointing 1-0 defeat to fellow newly-promoted side Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium last weekend when they host Liverpool at St James’ Park on Sunday.

The match will see Magpies manager Rafa Benitez come up against his former side, who he led to Champions League glory in 2005.

The Toon Army’s latest defeat was especially frustrating as the side came into the clash with the Seagulls with three straight Premier League wins under their belt, but they were unable to find the net on the south coast with Tomer Hemed’s finish proving to be the difference between the two clubs.

Having already been beaten on Tyneside by Tottenham Hotspur on the opening day, Benitez may well be considering making some changes to his side for the visit of the Reds, who have all of Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah available after injury.

Here are three changes the Spaniard should make to his starting XI against Liverpool…