Liverpool vs Newcastle preview: Prediction, team news, lineups & how to watch on TV

As Eddie Howe prepares for a New Year's Day Premier League fixture, here is the Liverpool vs Newcastle preview, including the prediction, team news, lineups & how to watch on TV...
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Next up for Newcastle in the Premier League is a trip to Anfield on New Year's Day. After Eddie Howe's loss against Nottingham Forest on home soil, the fixtures don't get any easier. Anfield is a difficult stadium at the best of times but given the form displayed by both clubs, it's worrying for Newcastle. That said, here's the Liverpool vs Newcastle preview including the prediction, team news, lineups & information on how to watch on TV.

Liverpool vs Newcastle preview

How to watch Liverpool vs Newcastle on TV

First, let's start by outlining how to watch Liverpool vs Newcastle on TV

When is kick off? Monday 1 January 2023

What time is kick off? 20:00 (GMT)

Where is it played? Anfield Stadium, Liverpool

TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Main Events / Sky Sports Premier League

Newcastle team news

It's no secret that Newcastle are carrying their fair share of injuries. Therefore, it's impossible for me to keep this Newcastle team news section concise, but I will be as concise as possible.

It doesn't start off great at the backline as Nick Pope is injured, meaning Martin Dubravka is more than likely to start. Furthermore, Jamaal Lascelles is injured and while it's not confirmed, Eddie Howe has hinted he won't play in this game, alongside Javier Manquillo and Matt Targett.

In the midfield, Sandro Tonali is suspended and therefore he is ineligible to play in this match. Joe Willock and Elliot Anderson are injured too, so they will out of action. In the attack, Jacob Murphy and Harvey Barnes will be missing from action.

In total, then, NINE players will be missing from action in this match.

Liverpool team news

The home side aren't short of injuries, either. In the defence, they are without a recognised left-back, as both Kostas Tsimikas and Andrew Robertson will miss this game with long-term injuries, as well as centre-back Joel Matip who is out for the season.

As per FotMob, three central midfielders are ruled out for Liverpool, with Stefan Bajcetic, Thiago and Alexis Mac Allister sitting out this match. In the attack, Ben Doak is injured so he won't play either.

Liverpool vs Newcastle lineups

Predicted Liverpool lineup: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Konate, Gomez; Endo, Szoboszlai, Gravenberch; Salah, Darwin, Diaz

Predicted Newcastle lineup: Dubravka; Livramento, Botman, Schar, Trippier; Miley, Guimaraes, Longstaff; Almiron, Isak, Gordon

Liverpool vs Newcastle score prediction

I try to be optimistic but I'd be lying if I said I can see a result for us in this game. If anything, I would happily take a point in this one, but that's quite an ask against this Liverpool team I'm going to predict Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle, but I hope I'm wrong.

What's your score prediction for Liverpool vs Newcastle?