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Van Dijk To Start, Gomez On The Bench | 4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup Vs Newcastle United

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Liverpool will lock horns with Newcastle United at St. James’ Park this Saturday evening as they try to secure a good result on their travels in the Premier League. The Reds managed to earn a solid 2-0 win over Everton recently which will keep them in high spirits ahead of this game.

Jurgen Klopp will probably stick with his favoured 4-3-3 formation and could make one tweak to his first XI for this game. Virgil Van Dijk will get the nod to play from the start while Joe Gomez makes way for him and drops to the bench.

4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup To Face Newcastle United


Alisson Becker will function in goal for the Reds after keeping a clean sheet in the Merseyside derby earlier this month. Virgil Van Dijk will resume his defensive partnership with Joel Matip at the centre of Liverpool’s backline as they focus on stopping the opposition from finding the back of the net during the 90 minutes.

Trent Alexander-Arnold will function as the right-back while Andrew Robertson hopes to catch the eye on the other side as the left-back. Both of them will have to perform their defensive duties well before trying to create some decent chances in the Newcastle half.

Joe Gomez will offer cover for the centre-back positions on the bench.



Stefan Bajcetic, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson will make up Klopp’s midfield as they try to get a stranglehold in the game at the centre of the park. Both Bajcetic and Henderson need to move the ball well if they are to engineer some promising chances for their teammates up top.

Naby Keita and Curtis Jones will be named on the bench as they wait for their opportunity to impress as the second-half substitutes if required.


Cody Gakpo will function as the left-sided wide player while Mohamed Salah looks to weave his magic from the right flank. Both of them need to get on the ball and express themselves in the final third if Liverpool are to create enough chances to win this clash at St. James’ Park.

Darwin Nunez will lead the line for the Merseyside club in the final third. The Uruguay attacker would be eager to cause a few headaches for the Newcastle centre-halves this weekend.

Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota will have to be content with a spot on the bench and might come on to influence the game in the final quarter of the game if Klopp opts to call upon their services.

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