Newcastle United will welcome Liverpool at St. James’ Park this Saturday evening as they try to collect all three points at home in the Premier League. The Magpies were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw away at Bournemouth recently, so they will be desperate to get back to winning ways versus the Reds this weekend.
Eddie Howe will probably set his men up in a 4-2-3-1 formation and could be inclined to make one change to his starting XI for this game. Anthony Gordon will get the nod to play from the start. However, Callum Wilson is a slight doubt for this game and might only be fit enough to start on Howe’s bench.
4-2-3-1 Newcastle United Predicted Lineup To Face Liverpool
Nick Pope will function in between the sticks for the Magpies after shipping in one goal in his last league outing. Sven Botman will continue to play alongside Fabian Schar at the centre of the Newcastle backline as they focus on stopping the Liverpool attackers from causing too many problems during the game.
Kieran Trippier will operate as the right-back while Dan Burn hopes to put in a dominant performance on the other side as the left-back. Both Newcastle full-backs will be given the responsibility to contain the Liverpool wingers and stop them from creating chances from the wide areas.
Jamal Lewis will offer cover for the defensive positions on the bench.
Sean Longstaff and Joelinton will operate as Newcastle’s holding midfielders as they try to make life difficult for the opposition at the centre of the park and engineer some decent chances in the final third.
The talented trio of Allan Saint-Maximin, Anthony Gordon and Miguel Almiron will play just ahead of them as part of Newcastle’s attack. Both Saint-Maximin and Almiron will be in a race against time to be fit for this game.
Ryan Fraser and Jacob Murphy will be on standby with Howe expected to name them on his bench this weekend.
Alexander Isak will spearhead Howe’s attack on his own up top. He will be given a chance to shine as Newcastle’s main centre-forward as Callum Wilson is currently recovering from a hamstring problem.
If Wilson can pass a late fitness test, he can expect to be named on the bench and might come on to make an impact in the latter stages if the Magpies are in need of a goal by then.