This weekend sees the latest instalment of one of the Premier League’s greatest fixtures. Liverpool vs Newcastle rarely disappoints. We have seen Stan Collymore’s last gasp winner, Steven Gerrard’s long range stunner and Divock Origi’s vital header in hugely entertaining games between the giant clubs.
Here is how we think Liverpool will line up this weekend:
Goalkeeper – Adrian
Liverpool are yet to release a prognosis for Alisson’s calf injury. Adrian will be between the sticks for the foreseeable future.
Right back – Alexander-Arnold
Having played for England last night, the Scouser could be bit knackered but a lack of sufficient cover means he will have to step up to the plate. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Joe Gomez step in to give Trent a rest.
Centre back – Joel Matip
The towering Cameroonian defender retired from internationals in 2017 and is fully rested as such.
Centre back – Virgil Van Dijk
He’s a machine, Big Virg is likely to play all 38 games barring injury.
Left back – Andy Robertson
The Scotsman drew criticism over the break but he will undoubtedly show up for the Reds on Saturday.
Centre mid – Gini Wijnaldum
The smiley midfielder had a world class international break and should start against his former team.
Centre mid – Naby Keita
Centre mid – Fabinho
This is a tough call. The holding midfielder only played half an hour last night but with a long flight ahead of an early kick off, Klopp could choose to leave him out. Jordan Henderson playing twice in a week already could force Klopp’s hand.
Right wing – Mo Salah
Resting up with best mate Sadio Mane, Salah is poised to tear the Geordie defence apart.
Left wing – Sadio Mane
Free from international duty, the Senegalese winger will have a blinder on Saturday.
Striker – Rhian Brewster