Liverpool will be facing Newcastle United at Anfield in the only Premier League game on the first day of 2024.
Jurgen Klopp’s side has finished the year 2023 with another Premier League title challenge, albeit they may not always totally convinced. With Arsenal slipping last week and Man City still not convincing, it’s safe to say that they are in the title race.
Newcastle on the other end have won just once on the road in the League all season and are looking short of ideas, particularly during their miserable defeat to Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day. The Magpies were eliminated from the Champions League and Carabao Cup and also significantly dropped on the league’s table where they are 9th with 29 points.
H2H / Stats
Liverpool wins: 92
Newcastle wins: 50
Left-back Konstantinos Tsimikas is the latest Liverpool player to suffer an injury. Considering that another left full-back, Andrew Robertson, is also out, Klopp will likely go with Joe Gomez on the left side as he did in the previous game. The team will also miss Stefan Bajcetic, Joel Matip, Ben Doak, and Thiago due to injuries, while Alexis Mac Allister could be back after missing six in a row with a knee injury.
Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles suffered an injury against Luton and had to leave the field after 36 minutes and is most likely be out for at least a couple more weeks. The players who missed the previous games with injuries will remain sidelined, including their best goalkeeper, Nick Pope, Joe Willock, Elliot Anderson, Harvey Barnes, and Jacob Murphy.
Liverpool XI: Alisson (GK), Trent, Quansah, van Dijk, Gomez, Szoboszlai, Endo, Elliott, Salah, Gakpo, Diaz
Newcastle XI: Dubravka (GK), Trippier, Botman, Schar, Burn, Miley, Guimaraes, Longstaff, Almiron, Isak, Gordon
Liverpool are unbeaten at home and sees this as a perfect opportunity to consolidate their lead at the top of the table. They meet Newcastle who are at their lowest and don’t seem to have a clue of what they are doing currently.
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