Liverpool vs Newcastle United: Premier League Preview & Potential Line-ups
Anfield forms the backdrop for a handsomely-looking Premier League encounter between Liverpool and Newcastle United.
Coming into this exciting midweek contest, Liverpool dismantled promoted Bournemouth 9-0 in a record-matching Premier League victory at the weekend.
Jurgen Klopp's men used their trumping triumph over the Cherries to recover a large chunk of confidence following an underwhelming three-game winless start to the new league season (D2, L1).
But there's no room for complacency in the Reds corner, as they still have to cover a substantial six-point gap on table-topping Arsenal if they are to reinforce their title bid.
Visiting Newcastle won't be dolling out any favours, with the Magpies coming into this matchday unbeaten in all four Premier League fixtures this term (W1, D3).
Standout forward Allan Saint-Maximin slotted home a superb volley to rescue a 1-1 draw for Eddie Howe's side at Wolverhampton Wanderers over the weekend to bolster the visitors' spirits ahead of this clash.
Howe's men know no fear, as witnessed by their action-packed 3-3 home draw with defending champions Manchester City a fortnight ago, suggesting Liverpool could get a run for their money on Wednesday.
From a historical point of view, playing in midweek suits Liverpool, as Klopp's men have racked up ten wins in their last 11 midweek Premier League outings (L1), including six in a row in 2022.
On top of that, the Reds are unbeaten in their last 26 Premier League home meetings with Newcastle (W21, D5), finding the back of the net on each occasion.
Home and away, Liverpool haven't lost any of their last 11 top-flight showdowns against the Magpies (W7, D4) since falling to a 2-0 road defeat in December 2015.
Bringing the 2021/22 season into the equation, Newcastle have only lost one of their last six away games across all competitions (W3, D2) despite scoring one goal or fewer in half of them (3).
Inspired by the impending club-record arrival of Alexander Isak from Real Sociedad, Howe will be looking to arrest his dreadful run of eight successive Premier League defeats to Liverpool.
Having already snapped a 100% loss ratio against Pep Guardiola earlier in the season, the Magpies manager won't be short of enthusiasm as he looks to steer Newcastle to their first top-half finish since 2017/18.
Liverpool vs Newcastle United Potential Line-ups
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Harvey Elliott, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Luis Diaz.
Newcastle United (4-3-3): Nick Pope; Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar, Sven Botman, Dan Burn; Joe Willock, Sean Longstaff, Joelinton; Miguel Almiron, Chris Wood, Ryan Fraser.