Predicted Newcastle lineup vs Liverpool: Eddie Howe's defence needs a BIG turnaround

As Eddie Howe prepares for his trip to Anfield on New Year's Day, here is the predicted Newcastle lineup vs Liverpool, with the manager naming a strong defence...

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CM - Lewis Miley: He was the best player in our loss against Nottingham Forest as he was truly matured this season. It will be a big game for Miley to play in, but he's played in bigger occasions already this season. We trust the youngster to flourish, he's never let us down before.

CM - Bruno Guimaraes: If Bruno G shows even half the flair as he did in our recent Premier League match, we'll be alright. Liverpool have a new-look midfield this season so Bruno may be tasked with dealing with the likes of Szoboszlai. No better man for the job, in my opinion.

CM - Sean Longstaff: He's been quiet recently, so it would be great to see him put in a blinder at Anfield to boost his confidence. Also, selfishly, whenever Longstaff plays well it transcends the entire team. He'll need to call upon his range of passing to drive the midfield forward against this strong Liverpool side.

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