After Liverpool finally were able to celebrate their Premier League triumph following the trophy presentation at Anfield on Wednesday, there is just one more fixture for the champions to play to finish their record-breaking season.

Our opponents on the final day on Sunday are Newcastle United at St James’ Park.

It will be Liverpool’s final guard of honour as champions this season as Jurgen Klopp’s team look to end the season with a win.

A victory will secure a 32nd win of the season which will match the most amounts of wins in a PL season set by Manchester City in 2018.

Three points would also take Liverpool’s final points to 99 which would be an all-time club record.

Heading into the match, Klopp could look to make wholesale changes with a number of his fringe players surely worthy of some game time following on from Wednesday night’s enthralling 5-3 victory against Chelsea.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JULY 22: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool celebrates following the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Paul Ellis/Pool via Getty Images)

Selection decisions

Liverpool have to decide whether to play full-strength on the final day or whether a number of their title-winning XI have warranted a rest.

Considering the Reds went full-strength in midweek, it is highly likely that they will rest up some of their senior performers and that we could see a lot of squad rotation from Klopp.

We have predicted two changes in defence with both Dejan Lovren and Neco Williams to come in for Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JULY 22: Dejan Lovren and Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrate with The Premier League trophy following the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Paul Ellis/Pool via Getty Images)

Both players have had to be mainstays in the team since Project Restart and following on from Wednesday’s celebrations, a rest wouldn’t hurt.

 

Adam Lallana may not have made his final Anfield appearance against Chelsea in midweek but that could mean that Klopp could opt to start him from the off against Newcastle.

It is likely to be the 32-year-old’s last game for the Reds with Lallana’s contract to expire at the end of the season.

Fabinho has started in all of Liverpool’s previous three league matches and Lallana could be the perfect cover in the holding role considering his role in previous performances such as Aston Villa (A).

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was amongst the substitutes on Wednesday so Klopp could opt for the Englishman to start with academy-graduate Curtis Jones also looking to kick on from his only PL start against Burnley a fortnight ago.

Xherdan Shaqiri hasn’t started a PL match since December following an ongoing calf-problem. He came on against Arsenal to appear for the Reds for the first time in 2020 and he could be given the nod against Newcastle considering Salah is unlikely to retain his Premier League Golden Boot for a third successive year.

Divock Origi could also come in to complete the attacking triumvirate with Sadio Mane also maintaining his place in the team.

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