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MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool V Newcastle

Rafa returns to Anfield on Saturday as the Reds welcome his Newcastle side to L4. It will be fantastic to see Rafa back on the touchline and as much as I hope he manages to keep Newcastle up, winning comes first and Jurgen Klopp needs to steer his side to another victory and continue a fantastic run of form.

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Injuries

Divock Origi is unavailable for Liverpool after suffering ligament damage in the Merseyside derby however he may get the chance to feature again before the end of the season according to manager Jurgen Klopp. Also out are Christian Benteke and Jordan Henderson.

For Newcastle, Coloccini is still recovering from a groin problem and Daryl Janmaat is also out with a similar injury.

Previous Meetings

The last time the two sides met was in December last year, Newcastle won 2-0 partly thanks to a Martin Skrtel own goal. The last match between the two sides at Anfield was also a 2-0 scoreline, this time the Reds were the winning team with goals from Raheem Sterling and Joe Allen.

To find a win for Newcastle at Anfield we have to go all the way back to 1995.

Form

Liverpool have won their last three games in the league scoring ten goals in the process. At present, the Reds are 7th in the table on 54 points with a game in hand. Newcastle find themselves 19th at the moment two points away from safety. Their draw with Man City during the week and a recent win over Swansea has given Rafa's team a real boost.

Stat Sandwich


  • Daniel Sturridge has now scored 50 goals in 87 appearances for Liverpool.
  • Newcastle haven't picked up a point away from home so far in 2016.
  • Liverpool are unbeaten in their last five games in the league at Anfield.

Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!

Kirsty W

Kirsty; Award winning Liverpool FC blogger and social media addict.