Newcastle vs Liverpool preview

Sunday December 6, 2015 16:00pm – St. James’ Park

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League strugglers Newcastle United will be bracing themselves for an onslaught when Jurgen Klopp’s resurgent Liverpool side arrive at St. James’ Park in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday.

No reprieve for the Toon

After suffering back-to-back defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester and conceding eight goals in the process, Newcastle must now face a Liverpool side that has scored 14 goals in their last four away matches in all competitions.

With just one home win to their name, the prospects do not look good for Steve McClaren, but the Toon boss will try to find a way to nullify the attacking threat of their opponents. The Geordies have scored just one goal in their last five Premier League matches, and will be coming up against the league’s sixth best defence.

Newcastle still have plenty of injury concerns with Jamal Lascelles, Massadio Haidara, Rolando Aarons, Tim Krul, Gabriel Obertan, Steven Taylor and Curtis Good all ruled out of this game. However, Emmanuel Riviere and Cheik Tiote could both return to action.

Liverpool enjoying life under Klopp

Liverpool will come into this game full of confidence after hitting Southampton for six in the League Cup on Wednesday night. With a cup semi-final place secured, the Reds will now return their attention to the league where they have put themselves back in contention for the top four.

Klopp’s men are unbeaten in their last four league away trips and scored seven in their last two victories over Chelsea (1-3) and Manchester City (1-4). Their only away defeat this season came at Old Trafford back in September when Brendan Rodgers was still in charge.

Liverpool seem to be coping well with an injury list that includes Mamadou Sakho, Danny Ings, Joe Gomez and Jon Flanagan. Meanwhile, Philippe Coutinho is in line for a return for the trip to the North East.


Liverpool are a team on a roll and it is hard to imagine how Steve McClaren’s side can stop another rampant display from the Reds. You can back the Away Win at 8/13 with Betfair.

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