Liverpool will welcome Newcastle United to Anfield this afternoon (Saturday) hoping to temporarily return to the top four.
Once looking primed to be one of the contenders for the title for a third successive season, the Reds have ended up being horrendous in the defence of their crown, having won just six of their 16 top-flight outings in 2021.
The downturn in fortunes have been contributed by their disastrous form at Anfield, with Liverpool losing their first six games of the year before finally getting the elusive first win of 2021 two weeks ago against Aston Villa.
Newcastle United, on the other hand, have been one of the more underwhelming teams in the Premier League in 2020/21.
In fact, the Magpies have managed to pull themselves away from the drop zone in recent weeks.
Indeed, Steve Bruce & co. have lost just one of their last seven league games, meaning they are comfortably ahead of 18th-placed Fulham.
Liverpool Vs Newcastle Lineup
Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Kabak, Robertson, Alcântara, Wijnaldum, Salah, Jota, Mané, Firmino
Newcastle Utd XI (3-5-2): Dúbravka, Murphy, Fernández, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Longstaff, Shelvey, Almirón, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton
Kick off is at 12:30 (GMT +1).
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