Saturday, December 5, 2015

Newcastle vs Liverpool
Competition: English Premier League
Date: 6 December 2015 - Time: 16:00 GMT
Venue: St. James’ Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 

Newcastle United team are back in the relegation zone after disappointing defeats against Leicester (3-0) and Crystal Palace (5-1). The Magpies have just one league win to their name at home this season and need to quickly turn their fortunes around if they are to pull away from the bottom three. Time is running out for Steve McClaren and another heavy defeat could spell the beginning of the end of his short stay on Tyneside.
Papiss Cisse was recalled in place of Aleksandar Mitrovic last weekend, and after getting on the scoresheet, is expected to keep his starting berth. Vurnon Anita and Jack Colback appear likely to start as the centre midfield pairing once again, with Moussa Sissoko and Georginio Wijnaldum also set to keep their places in the starting XI. Coach Steve McClaren has recalled defender Mike Williamson from a loan spell at Wolves.

Liverpool are absolutely flying with 7 win in their last 8 matches in all competitions including some stunning performances as the midweek 6-1 victory over Southampton in League Cup preceded by 3-1 and 4-1 successes over Chelsea and Manchester City respectively. The Reds have been excellent away from home under Jurgen Klopp having netting 14 goals in their last four competitive game
Coutinho continues to struggle with a hamstring injury, though, and is expected to miss out again. Emre Can is suspended while Daniel Sturridge and Christian Benteke are in contention for the lone striker berth. Joe Gomez, Danny Ings, Mamadou Sakho and Jon Flanagan remain long-term absentees.
The hosts have won just one of the last six EPL meetings against the Reds. That victory came last season at St James' Park when Newcastle recorded a 1-0 triumph over Brendan Rodgers's Liverpool. The Magpies have conceded at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 10 matches in the English Premier League.

Newcastle last 5 matches:
25/10/15 Sunderland 3 – 0 Newcastle
31/10/15 Newcastle 0 – 0 Stoke City
07/11/15 Bournemouth 0 – 1 Newcastle
21/11/15 Newcastle 0 – 3 Leicester City
28/11/15 Crystal Palace 5 – 1 Newcastle

Liverpool last 5 matches:
08/11/15 Liverpool 1 – 2 Crystal Palace
21/11/15 Man City 1 – 4 Liverpool
26/11/15 Liverpool 2 – 1 Bordeaux
29/11/15 Liverpool 1 – 0 Swansea City
02/12/15 Southampton 1 – 6 Liverpool

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]


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