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Liverpool predicted lineup vs Newcastle - Premier League

Jamie Spencer
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool face Newcastle this week
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool face Newcastle this week / Clive Brunskill/GettyImages
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Liverpool host Newcastle in the Premier League this week in a battle of second vs 19th.

The Reds are looking to make it six wins in a row in order to keep the pressure and close the gap to Manchester City back to just a single point after their title rival's 7-0 win over Leeds on Tuesday.

Here's a look at the starting XI that Jurgen Klopp could pick...


Liverpool predicted lineup vs Newcastle - Premier League

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Ibrahima Konate could return to the Liverpool team
Ibrahima Konate could return to the Liverpool team / Alessandro Sabattini/GettyImages

Alisson (GK) - Will be happy with four clean sheets in his last five Premier League appearances and will expect another here.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) - Looking to build on his tally of seven Premier League assists for the season so far.

Ibrahima Konate (CB) - Could come back into the side to get more minutes under his belt in what promises to be a favourable fixture.

Virgil van Dijk (CB) - An ever-present in the Premier League this season since his return from long-term injury.

Andrew Robertson (LB) - Will surely be keen to start here, although there is case for Kostas Tsimikas to be involved.

2. Midfielders

James Milner might start against his former club
James Milner might start against his former club / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Naby Keita (CM) - This could be seen as an opportunity to rest captain Jordan Henderson as the fixtures come thick and fast.

Fabhino (CM) - Will protect the back four and shut Newcastle down having been voted the best defensive midfielder around by our followers.

James Milner (CM) - Thiago has started the last five Premier League games in a row since recovering from injury so rotation wouldn't be a surprise.

3. Forwards

Diogo Jota could start again
Diogo Jota could start again / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Mohamed Salah (RW) - A goal and assist across the last two games have directly contributed to successive 1-0 Liverpool wins.

Diogo Jota (ST) - May continue to start in place of Roberto Firmino, who has returned to full training but is likely to be be on the bench after injury.

Sadio Mane (LW) - This could be an opportunity to increase his goal tally for the season after not finding the net in his last six games in all competitions.


You can read 90min's preview of Liverpool vs Newcastle here.

You can read Newcastle's predicted lineup here.


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