Two of the Premier League‘s in-form sides kick off the next round of fixtures on Saturday, as Newcastle United play host to Liverpool at St James’ Park. They have the chance to climb above Manchester City, who play Leeds later on Saturday but face a Newcastle side who have won six home games on the bounce.
The Magpies put three unanswered goals past Norwich City last time out, while Jurgen Klopp’s side defeated Villarreal 2-0 in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.
In their latest outing, Eddie Howe’s side dispatched Norwich City 3-0 at Carrow Road. They will be up against much superior opposition on Saturday as Liverpool comes to visit. But the Merseysiders will do well not to underestimate Newcastle United.
Liverpool have won 12 of their last 13 Premier League matches, having drawn 2-2 against current league leaders Manchester City on April 10. Jurgen Klopp’s side registered a hard-fought 2-0 win over Everton in the Merseyside derby last weekend.
Liverpool haven’t lost any of their last 10 Premier League meetings with Newcastle United. Newcastle United last won over Liverpool in December 2015. They won the game 2-0.
Liverpool won two and drew two of their last four trips to St. James’ Park. Only one of 53 Premier League meetings between the two sides have ended in a goalless draw. Liverpool have managed to score at least two goals in 16 of their last 19 away Premier League games.
Newcastle United: The likes of Kieran Trippier, Callum Wilson, and Ryan Fraser are among the continued absentees for Newcastle, but Miguel Almiron, Fabian Schar, and Jonjo Shelvey will all be pushing to return after being left on the bench at Norwich.
Liverpool: Roberto Firmino is Liverpool’s only injury concern and is expected to be ruled out again, but Klopp will likely shuffle his pack after playing in Europe on Wednesday night.
Diogo Jota, Joel Matip and Naby Keita could be among those to come in.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
In Premier League:
Newcastle wins: 11
Liverpool wins: 30
Newcastle United’s possible starting lineup:
Dubravka; Krafth, Schar, Burn, Targett; Shelvey, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Wood, Saint-Maximin
Liverpool’s possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Henderson, Fabinho, Keita; Salah, Mane, Jota
Date, kick-off time and venue
Newcastle vs Liverpool is scheduled for a 12:30 pm BST kick-off on Saturday, April 30 2022.
St. James’s Park in Newcastle will host the match.