Newcastle United are set to face a motivated, league-leading Liverpool side tomorrow.
With Newcastle United continuing to struggle over the past few weeks, tomorrow’s match doesn’t seem likely to shake them out of it. The Magpies, coming off a loss to Manchester City, will face top of the table side, Liverpool, who will be raring to go after splitting points with West Bromwich Albion.
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Newcastle United: Isaac Hayden
Whether he plays in the central midfield or central defense, Hayden is a vital piece for Newcastle. As the club has dealt with absences all over the pitch, he’s been a constant player and has performed admirably in less than ideal circumstances and tactical decisions. With Liverpool’s high-powered attack, Hayden will need to be at his best tomorrow.
Liverpool: Sadio Mane
There are a lot of talented players across the Liverpool attack, but we will go with the explosive winger that has scored in back-to-back matches. With a goal, he would pull ahead of Luis Suarez on the list for Premier League goals scored for Liverpool.
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In his pre-match presser, Steve Bruce confirmed that Callum Wilson had an ankle injury and they didn’t want to risk him vs. City, but he should be good to go tomorrow. Jonjo Shelvey was sore and there was no definitive word on him. Jamaal Lascelles is working his way back, but Allan Saint-Maximin is still weeks off.
Ryan Fraser picked up a groin injury vs. Brentford and Bruce doesn’t think he’ll be back for tomorrow’s match or the next week. He added that “Hendrick and Dummett aren’t well”.
Newcastle United will win if…
Jurgen Klopp rests a lot of his first-choice lineup and Newcastle gets lucky on the break. Of course, this is the Premier League and upsets can happen. But, Liverpool will be motivated after a frustrating draw vs. West Brom and they currently lead the league and have 37 goals scored in 15 matches. Newcastle will defend deep and hope for the best.