Premier League Gameweek 35
Apr 30, 2022 KO: 11:30

Newcastle - Liverpool

St. James' Park Newcastle upon Tyne
Referee: Andre Marriner
  19' Keïta

Match preview

Changes expected? - How Liverpool could line up against Newcastle

Key matches for Liverpool are coming thick and fast and Jurgen Klopp may opt for some rotation ahead of the Champions League

Things couldn't really be going better for Liverpool at the moment as over the last few weeks they have eliminated Manchester City from the FA Cup, defeated Manchester United and Everton in the league, and look poised to reach the Champions League final.

During the week, the Reds defeated Villarreal 2-0 at Anfield, and it will take a monumental effort from the Spanish side to overturn that scoreline in the second leg, so it seems Jurgen Klopp will guide his side to yet another final in Europe.

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On Thursday, Liverpool fans celebrated as the popular German signed a new contract with the club to remain as manager until 2026.

Everything is going swimmingly, then, but they still need to hope that Man City slip up at some point in the title race as they remain one point behind.

On Saturday, three points will be required again as they face Newcastle in the early Premier League kick-off.

The only major injury concern for Liverpool surrounds Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian is suffering from a foot injury and has missed a handful of games.

Firmino's entire season has been impacted by a series of injury problems as he has made just nine starts in the Premier League and 16 in all competitions.

Curtis Jones and Kostas Tsimikas were not in the squad for Villarreal due to illness and it remains unclear if they will be passed fit for Saturday.

Alisson will start in goal behind a back four of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk and Andry Robertson, with Ibrahima Konate set to drop down to the bench.

In midfield, Naby Keita will likely come in, with Thiago potentially rested for Europe and Jordan Henderson and Fabinho retaining their spots.

Diogo Jota will start, probably at the expense of Luis Diaz and Klopp rotates things a little.

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane will continue up top.

Predicted Liverpool XI v Newcastle

Match statistics

Newcastle
Statistics
Liverpool
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
10
17
Draws
3
2
Losses
7
1
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
23
43
Goals Per Game
1.15
2.15
More > 2.5 Goals
9
8
More > 3 Goals
5
7
Scored First in a Match
12
16
Scored Both Halves
4
8
Won More > 1 Goal
3
11
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
26
11
Did Not Score
5
2
Both Teams Scored
9
6
Kept Clean Sheet
6
13
Won Without Conceding
6
13
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
13
17
Shots on Target
4.55
5.90
Goals out of Shots
0.10
0.14
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.00
1.79
Penalties
0.05
0.20
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.30
0.65
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.05
0.00
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
12
7.20
Shots on Target Conceded
3.70
2.74
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.10
0.07
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
10
9.35
Yellow Cards
1.95
1.30
Red Cards
0.00
0.00

Injuries

  1. Ankle/Foot Injury image description
  2. Knee Injury image description
  3. Calf/Shin Injury image description
  4. Hip/Thigh Injury image description
  5. Groin/Pelvis Injury image description
  6. Ankle/Foot Injury image description
  7. Illness image description