Season finale on Tyneside: Newcastle United vs. Liverpool

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Newcastle United will host the Premier League champions at St. James’ Park tomorrow to conclude the season.

A wild Premier League campaign will come to an end once the final whistle is blown in all ten games being played tomorrow. Newcastle United will host champions Liverpool on Tyneside for what should be an entertaining, unpredictable game.

The Reds have the trophy in the bag and are simply going out on the pitch as a formality to end the season. The Magpies secured their Premier League status a few weeks ago and will finish the season in a comfortable mid-table position regardless of tomorrow’s result.

Steve Bruce and his players were tapped as relegation favorites at the start of the season, but Newcastle United found a way to climb out of the relegation zone and stay in the middle of the pack.

The Magpies had some golden opportunities to claim more wins to break into the top ten, but inconsistency as of late kept them in the bottom half.

With tomorrow being the final game of the season, and the opponent being one of the most dominant teams in Premier League history, Newcastle United have nothing to lose.

The lowest table placement for the Toon with a loss is 14th, and a win would keep the team where they are in 13th.

Bruce should not park the bus tomorrow. Instead, he should let his key players – Allan Saint-Maximin, Miguel Almiron, and Jonjo Shelvey – enjoy some freedom to create plays in midfield and the final third. In addition, Valentino Lazaro and Danny Rose should get the nod in the starting lineup.

The loanees are playing for their futures and they will be eager to perform at an elite level in their final audition for Bruce and the front office.

Predicting Liverpool’s lineup and mentality in this clash is a difficult task, but they will be top professionals and are heavy favorites to take their overall point tally to 99.

A win for Newcastle United would see the team finish the season with 47 points, which would be the most points earned since earning promotion in 2017. A draw would see the Magpies finish with the same point total, and possibly in the same position, as last term.

One thing is for certain, though, fans and players alike are ready for this season to end, especially under these unique circumstances.

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The most probable outcome is a victory for Liverpool, but Newcastle United should put up a decent fight to try and end the season on a high note.