Newcastle United look to make it three wins in three when they host a struggling Liverpool side after recently knocking Manchester City out of the Capital One Cup. Alan Pardew will be without Papiss Cisse, who aided the side with some vital goals in recent weeks as well as Davide Santon and Siem de Jong who will also join him on the sidelines. Ayoze Perez could be given the lone striker’s role after scoring in the comeback win against Tottenham Hotspur last week. 18-year-old Rolando Aarons could be given his first Premier League start after a strong performance in midweek.
Liverpool (4-3-2-1): Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Coutinho, Gerrard, Henderson, Sterling, Balotelli, Borini
The big blow for Liverpool is that Daniel Sturridge will continue his recovery on the sidelines as he will be unable to feature against Newcastle United this week and should be out until the end of November. He is joined by Mamadou Sakho, Suso, and Jon Flanagan, who are also unavailable for the clash, but a doubtful Jose Enrique could make his way onto the bench. Alberto Moreno will be the one continuing his club career at left back as a number of players are expected to return to the starting lineup after their recent win over Swansea in the Capital One `cup. Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard, and Mario Balotelli are all expected to start as Brendan Rodgers prepares to get his squad back on track.
First game of the wkd sees Liverpool visit Newcastle.. A few weeks ago this would have been a definite Liverpool win
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Back in the 2012-2013 season, Newcastle United were completely torn apart by Liverpool as the Reds registered a 6-0 victory over the Magpies. Alan Pardew’s side is currently on a good run of form and could actually cause an upset when they host Brendan Rodger.