Newcastle United vs Liverpool
English Premier League, England
Date: Saturday, 4th May 2019
Kick off at: 19.45 GMT
Venue: St. James Park, Newcastle, England
Liverpool are aiming to keep their premier league title hope alive this weekend. Jurgen Klopp’s men will be facing a tricky test though as they battle Newcastle United at St. James Park.
Newcastle United vs Liverpool Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare for this weekend Premier League battle. Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting a precious win.
Expected Formation: 5-4-1
Probable Lineups: Dubravka(g);Manquillo, Schar, Fernandez, Dummett, Ritchie(def);Atsu, Ki, Hayden, Kenedy(mid);Rondon(att).
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Alisson(g);Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Roberton(def);Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum(mid);Salah, Firmino, Mane(att).
Before heading into this Premier League Saturday match, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): LLWDD
Rafael Benitez’s side have been getting mixed results recently, winning two, drawing one and losing two from their last five games. Magpies’ latest fixture was a slightly disappointing 1-1 draw against Brighton.
Sitting at 13th place so far this season, Newcastle remain hungry for victory this Saturday. Benitez’s side will be looking to entertain their loyal fans at St. James Park.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : WWWWL
The Reds have been doing well in recent games, winning four and only losing one of their last five. Their only defeat happened just recently as they were beaten by Barcelona 3-0 at Camp Nou.
Klopp side must be able to split their focus in their best way possible if they don’t want to suddenly lose everything. A win will put the pressure back on Man City in the current title race.
Benitez won’t be able to call up on several players due to injury problems. Longstaff, Lejeune, Almiron all are yet to recover from their injuries.
Meanwhile, there’s also concern regarding Lascelles along with Perez current condition. Newcastle will continue to rely on Salomon Rondon up front to break down Liverpool’s defense.
Klopp finally have a relatively healthy squad, apart from Adam Lallana along with Keita. Those two players’ condition are still uncertain, but The Reds have enough talent to make up for those two names.
There’s very little change that Liverpool will be resting many players, since the league title is still alive and well. That’s why Klopp is set to play Salah, Firmino and Mane straight from the start next Saturday.
Head to Head Records:
The last five meetings between both teams have been edged by Liverpool with two wins, two draws and one defeat.
Their last match up at St. James Park was on October 1, 2017 which ended in a 1-1 draw.
The home team are not keen on giving up easily and will put on a strong performance. Newcastle will try to snatch a victory that will provide tons of joy for their loyal supporters.
Liverpool are not fooling around as they are in need of victory to give some pressure for City. Liverpool are favorite to take all three points, but they must be careful over their opponent.
Final Score: 1-1