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01 Mar 2018 by TSZ

Premier League In Focus – Liverpool vs Newcastle Preview

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When? Saturday 3rd March, 17:30 (UK)

Where? Anfield

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

Liverpool – https://www.ticketbis.net/liverpool-v-newcastle-tickets/ev331545

Newcastle – SOLD OUT

Where can I stream the match? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Liverpool W1, Newcastle W2, D2
Premier League meetings: Liverpool W24, Newcastle W11, D10
All-time meetings: Liverpool W82, Newcastle W50, D42

LIVERPOOL

Predicted line-up: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Unavailable: Clyne (Injured), Bogdan (Injured)

Doubtful:

NEWCASTLE

Predicted line-up: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lejeune, Lascelles, Dummett; Ritchie, Hayden, Diame, Kenedy; Perez; Gayle

Unavailable: Slimani (Injured), Gamez (Injured)

Doubtful: Gayle (Injured), Shelvey (Injured)

PREDICTION
With Manchester United not playing until next Monday it again presents Liverpool with the opportunity to move back to second place in the Premier League table. Last weekend saw their attacking players in scintillating form as they made light work of West Ham at Anfield on their way to a 4-1 win.

Next up to make the trip to Merseyside is a Newcastle side who looked like they were going to leave Bournemouth with all three points, but two late goals from Eddie Howe’s men meant they had to settle for just one. With the form that Liverpool are in right now, don’t expect Newcastle to get anything from this away day as Jurgen Klopp’s side return to second for at least 48 hours.

MEMORABLE MEETING
It was dubbed ‘The Greatest Game Ever Played’ with the fixture in question being Liverpool and Newcastle’s seven goal thriller at Anfield back in April 1996. It was a game that saw Robbie Fowler open the scoring after just two minutes, only for Liverpool to then fall behind thanks to a quickfire reply from Les Ferdinand and David Ginola. Six second half minutes saw an additional three goals to take the score to 3-3. It looked as if the two sides were set to share the points but there was still time for one final twist in the tale, that coming from Stan Collymore whose second goal of the game in injury time gave the Reds a dramatic victory much to the despair of then Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan.


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