Reds Travel To Newcastle

Sturridge made a real impact when he came on against Chelsea...
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Liverpool make the trip to St James' Park on Saturday as they look to end their season on a high even if it will be without the influential Luis Suarez. With just 3 games left after this clash it's important the Reds don't lose their focus because they still could drop out of the European places.

Injuries for Liverpool mean they are still without long term absentees but Fabio Borini may reappear on the bench. The Reds are also obviously without Luis Suarez who starts his 10 match ban, Daniel Sturridge will most likely start up front though to be honest I'm not sure why he hasn't been starting anyway.

For Newcastle they are without Tim Krul and Slyvain Marveaux but their captain Coloccini is set to return. Tiote is also back for the magpies.

Newcastle are currently 16th in the league just 6 points off the drop zone. Liverpool are currently positioned in 7th on 51 points. Liverpool have lost just one out of their last 6 league games but their last 3 have all been draws. Newcastle have lost 3 out of their last 6 matches in all competitions, their biggest blow perhaps coming at the hands of Paolo Di Canio.

The last time the two sides met was on my birthday in November last year, Luis Suarez was on the scoresheet and the game ended 1-1. The Reds last visit to St James' Park ended badly with Pepe Reina getting sent off and Cisse scoring twice. The last time Liverpool won at Newcastle was in December 2008.

Stat Sandwich

  • Liverpool have failed to win a game in April so far.
  • Newcastle have played 32 different players this season the most from any side in the league.
  • Liverpool have been caught offside 97 times this season, that's the most from any league side too.

I must admit I'm not feeling too optimistic about this one, Newcastle have more fight and reason to win this game in my eyes and that will play against Liverpool. The Reds seem a bit disheartened of late and with the big blow of missing Luis Suarez it will be a tough game for the Reds. However I do fancy Daniel Sturridge to find a goal and if we score early I can see us getting a 2-1 win, I'd feel a lot more confident though if this fixture was at home.

Enjoy the match folks!

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