Liverpool are hoping to secure a win in their upcoming game against Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Wednesday.
Although the English champions have been aided by poor performances from Chelsea, Leicester City and Tottenham this past week, they are only five points ahead of fifth-placed United heading into this week’s round of fixtures.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have a game in-hand, meaning the gap could be reduced to two points and the Reds may even lose their place at the top should they lose against the Magpies this midweek.
Therefore, it is a vital game for the Merseyside giants as they look to maintain their ideal position in the Premier League table.
The premier league champions have largely performed well in recent weeks – a record that was dented by their disappointing draw with relegation-threatened West Brom on the weekend.
Fortunately for the Reds, their midweek opponents in Newcastle United aren’t enjoying the best of periods in the Premier League this season.
The Tyneside outfit is, in fact, winless in their last four matches all competitions, including a 1-0 defeat to Brentford that saw them bow out of the League Cup.
Newcastle Utd XI (3-4-3): Darlow, Clark, Fernández, Schär, Yedlin, Longstaff, Hayden, Ritchie, Joelinton, Wilson, Murphy
Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Fabinho, Robertson, Jones, Henderson, Milner, Salah, Firmino, Mané
Kick off is at 21:00 (GMT +1).
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