Liverpool host Newcastle United at Anfield on Saturday in desperate need of all three points. Brighton helped Liverpool on Tuesday night by taking points off of Chelsea in a nil-nil draw. The Reds are just two points off of fourth-place Chelsea going into matchday 33 and three points off of third-place Leicester City. The Foxes do have a game in hand that will be cashed-in on Thursday night versus West Brom.

Jurgen Klopp’s team are coming off of a Monday night 1-1 draw with Leeds United away from home. After a Sadio Mane goal, the Reds looked set for a 1-0 win, but Diego Llorente’s goal with three minutes left on the clock handed Leeds United a draw.

Newcastle United have hit a sudden vein of form. The Magpies are unbeaten in three straight games with back-to-back matches ending in wins. Steve Bruce’s team are up to 15th and eight points separate them from the relegation zone. Fulham have hit another dip over the last month and a half. Newcastle United may hang onto their Premier League status thanks to their late surge.

Bruce’s team took points off of Liverpool earlier this season with a nil-nil draw at St. James’ Park. It was a poor showing from Liverpool and ushered in a run of awful results for the team. Can Newcastle United take points off of Liverpool once more?

Liverpool vs Newcastle United Betting Odds

 

Despite dropping points, Liverpool have been in decent form over the course of their last six games. Their run of losses have come to an end and four straight league games ended without defeat for the Reds. They took 10 points from the last 18 on offer in the league. Goals remain an issue as just seven were scored across six games.

Liverpool’s goalscoring problems are incredible. The team scored for fun over the last three years, but opposing teams have figured out the Reds’ tactics. The full-backs aren’t delivering balls into the box like before and there is no creative attacking player in midfield. The belief that Thiago would be the creative spark the Reds needed was wrong.

Bookies are backing the Reds to get a win on Saturday at Anfield. Liverpool are at odds of 7/25 to win at full-time. It has been over 20 years since Newcastle United won at Anfield. This may be the perfect time to win on Merseyside as Liverpool have lost five of their last six home matches.

Newcastle United are at 11/1 to win on Saturday according to leading sportsbooks. They took nine points from the last 18 available. The Magpies’ last away game at Burnley ended in a 2-1 win. The teams are at odds of 21/4 to repeat the stalemate we saw in the reverse fixture.

Liverpool vs Newcastle United Team News

Klopp is still dealing with injuries at Liverpool. However, with the big names of Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson, Joel Matip, and Joe Gomez on the shelf for much of the season, the club cannot bemoan those injuries anymore – especially with the quality still in the team. All four of those players remain out of action.

The big issue is the injury to centre-back Nat Phillips. Could Ben Davies finally make his Liverpool debut? It is doubtful as Klopp used Fabinho in the heart of defence on Monday with Ozan Kabak. Expect the pairing to continue. Divock Origi is ruled out and midfielder Curtis Jones may sit out due to a muscle injury.

Bruce is sweating the fitness of winger Allan Saint-Maximin. The Frenchman has been a gamechanger for Newcastle United all season. His brilliant form and return from injury have inspired Newcastle United over the last three games. It was reported Saint-Maximin had a swollen ankle following the Magpies’ game against West Ham. He may not start – or play. Meanwhile, Ryan Fraser, Fabian Schar, Isaac Hayden, and Jamaal Lascelles are all ruled out of the game.

Newcastle United have a difficult two weeks of games against Liverpool followed by Arsenal. Eight points separate them from the bottom three. If Newcastle United can repeat their form from the previous three league fixtures, they should be fine.

Liverpool vs Newcastle United Prediction

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The two rivals played out a nil-nil draw earlier this season. With both teams need results, we could see a much different fixture. Five of the last eight Premier League matches between the two sides finished with both teams scoring goals. Liverpool face a new defensive injury going into the game and could concede just as they did to Leeds United.

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Sadio Mane has scored just eight goals in 29 games for Liverpool in the league this season. The Senegalese international has struggled in the final third this season and taken a big step backwards. Mane ended a nine-game goalless streak on Monday night against Leeds United. He could stay hot in front of goal.

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Five of the last eight league matches between Liverpool and Newcastle United ended with over 2.5 goals scored. The Reds have the capabilities to score goals in droves, but continue to struggle in the final third. A win against Newcastle United could take them into the top four and a Champions League qualification places.

Newcastle United could seal their Premier League status for next season with a victory. They are eight points above the relegation zone. Three more points could send them on their way to safety. It has been well over 20 years since Newcastle United have won at Anfield.

The 2015-16 Premier League season was the last time the two sides drew at Anfield. The game finished 2-2, but since then, three straight matches at Anfield ended in Liverpool wins. Newcastle United should play strongly against Liverpool, but their trend of not winning at Anfield should continue. It may not be a loss and a draw could be achieved by the Magpies based on Liverpool’s home form.