Newcastle need the three points, to fulfil their ambition of staying up.

Last updated: April 20, 2016 by Leon Marshal

Game details


Kick-off: Saturday, 3pm
Venue: Anfield
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: WWWDD
Away form: WLLDL
Last season: 2-0
Competition: The Premier League

Rafael Benitez’ players desperately need another 3 points, in order to stay close to their opponents, Sunderland and Norwich City, in the relegation battle. But, The Magpies are among the worst visitors in The Premier League. The Magpies have lost 14 of 17 visits in The Premiership this season, having conceded 39 goals. Moreover, Newcastle United have lost 47 of 73 visits to Anfield in the Head to Head history against Liverpool.

On the other hand, Liverpool are in very good shape. The Merseysiders won 10 points from their last 5 matches in The Premier League. In addition, they proceeded to the semi-finals of The Europa League after an incredible 4-3 victory over Borussia Dortmund.

The Magpies are on a run of 9 consecutive defeats away from St. James’ Park. Moreover, they have failed to score in 5 of these games and have conceded 22 goals. That’s why it will be very difficult for Benitez’ lads to take something from their visit to Anfield. However, they will surely give their best on the pitch and will try to save their season.

Team News

Emre Can has been suspended and missed the last match for his team, but now his suspension has expired and he can return to the pitch for Liverpool.

Jordan Henderson and Christian Benteke are injured for The Merseysiders. Both have problems with their knees and will miss the game.

Kevin Mbabu of Newcastle United has resumed full training. The Swiss defender has taken part in just 3 matches for The Magpies this season.

Fabricio Coloccini, Tim Krul, Haidara, Janmaat and Robert Elliot are still injured for Newcastle. They will surely miss all the matches until the end of the season.

Expected line-ups:

Liverpool (4-3-3): Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno, Milner, Allen, Can, Coutinho, Firmino, Sturridge.
Subs Ward, Adam Lallana, Origi, Ojo, Smith, Leiva, Skrtel.
Injured: Ings, Rossiter, Gomez, Benteke, Henderson.
Not available:
Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Darlow, Taylor, Anita, Mbemba, Lascelles, Tiote, Shelvey, Wijnaldum, Sissoko, Townsend, Mitrovic
Subs Sterry, Cisse, Dummett, Mbabu, Obertan, Colback, Riviere.
Injured: Krul, Haïdara, Janmaat, Coloccini, Marveaux, Elliot.
Not available:

Key Battle

milner Milner this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
25 2170 5 1,5 9 3 6 1
Wijnaldum this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
33 2869 9 1,4 4 2 1 0

So far this season

. . .
Liverpool this season Newcastle this season
8 League Position 19
6 (8) (at home) Wins (away) 5 (2)
6-0 vs. Aston Villa Biggest win 6-2 vs. Norwich
6 (3) (at home) Draws (away) 6 (1)
3 (6) (at home) Losses (away) 5 (14)
0-3 to Watford and West Ham Biggest Defeat 1-6 to Man City
Firmino (9) Top scorer Wijnaldum (9)
Milner (9) Assist Leader Sissoko (5)
Y52, R2 Discipline Y52, R4
8 Failures to score 13
9 Clean Sheets 6
17 Both Teams to Score Games 16
17 Over 2.5 Games 18
15 Under 2.5 Games 15
  • Newcastle United have been losing at both half time and full time in 5 of their last 6 Premiership matches away from St. James’ Park.
  • There has been the option of ‘over 2.5 goals scored’ in 7 of The Merseysiders last 8 league games. Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 8 matches in The Premier League.
  • The Magpies have conceded 61 goals in total. 39 of them were in Newcastle United’s away matches. The Magpies have only won 2 of 17 away games.
  • Liverpool have only lost 3 of 15 matches at Anfield in The Premier League this season. The Reds have won 4 of their last 5 home matches in all competitions.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
06/12/15 The Premier League Newcastle 2-0 Liverpool M. Škrtel (OG) 69′
13/04/15 The Premier League Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle R. Sterling 9′
01/11/14 The Premier League Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool Ayoze Pérez 73′
11/05/14 The Premier League Liverpool 2-1 Newcastle M. Škrtel (OG) 20′
19/10/13 The Premier League Newcastle 2-2 Liverpool Y. Cabaye 23′