Insight and Analysis: Liverpool vs Newcastle Premier League 2021 Match Prediction
Liverpool vs Newcastle Premier League 2021 Match Preview, Injuries/Suspension, Match Facts, Team News, Prediction and Where to Watch.
Following the example set by both Manchester clubs and Chelsea in Saturday’s Premier League (PL) action, Liverpool followed suit when Mohamed Salah won and converted home a spot-kick to earn back-to-back 1-0 top-flight victory for only the second time under Jürgen Klopp.
Six penalties were scored in Saturday’s games, the most since February 5, 2011 (seven) on a single Premier League day!
The ‘Reds’ have won seven straight games in all competitions, and have won their previous five home games without conceding.
When Newcastle comes to town, the Anfield crowd should be in a frenzy, given they have won more home games against the Georgies than any other team in Premier League history (W20, D5, L1).
Those games also include five matches in December, all of which Liverpool won by a cumulative score of 16-4!
Newcastle fans are likely to be wary of this trip, especially after their first win of the Premier League season was followed by a 4-0 thrashing at Leicester last round, ensuring the ‘Magpies’ remain firmly in the relegation zone.
They’ve now given up 34 goals this season, the most they’ve given up at this stage of a league season since allowing in the same number in 1977/78, a season in which they were relegated.
Newcastle have only managed three draws on the road this season after closing last season with three wins in their last four Premier League away games (D1) (L5).
Poor second-half performances have been the common denominator, as they’ve given up 12 of their 17 goals on the road in the second half while only scoring three.
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Salah has now scored or assisted in 14 consecutive Premier League games, one shy of Jamie Vardy’s 2015 record of 15.
While Newcastle’s #9 Callum Wilson will be eager to make an impact on the game, five of his six Premier League goals this season have come in the first half.
With Virgil Van Dijk at the back, Liverpool have never lost at Anfield in 55 Premier League games (W47, D8).
After breaking his cheekbone, Nat Phillips may have played his final game for Liverpool.
Divock Origi is expected to miss out due to a slight injury, while Roberto Firmino has resumed full training and might be included in the squad.
Curtis Jones has been out since October due to an eye issue, but he was able to participate in training this week. He could return before the end of the year.
Jurgen Klopp’s team will be without Harvey Elliott and Adrian, and the Liverpool boss may rearrange his lineup for the visit of Newcastle.
Among those looking for minutes on Thursday are Naby Keita, Ibrahima Konate, James Milner, and Takumi Minamino.
Paul Dummett is making steady progress in his rehabilitation from injury, but he is currently unavailable, and Federico Fernandez has taken his place on the treatment table.
To help restrict the Reds’ onslaught, Eddie Howe may revert to a 5-4-1 system.
Ciaran Clark might start at the back, while Matt Ritchie could also make an early appearance.
In all competitions, Liverpool has won all 21 of their home encounters against Newcastle.
Liverpool has won 25 of their last 26 games without conceding a goal (Premier League)
In their last three home games, Liverpool has kept a clean sheet (Premier League).
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Liverpool needed a Mohamed Salah penalty in the second half to defeat Aston Villa at the weekend, but the triumph extended their Premier League winning streak to five games.
The Reds haven’t lost at home to Newcastle since 1995, and they’ll be hoping to keep it going this week.
Newcastle were sent crashing down to earth in a 4-0 loss at Leicester on Sunday, following a 1-0 triumph against Burnley.
They have the league’s lowest away record, with only three points from eight games on the road this season.
Liverpool should have too much for Newcastle on Thursday, even if Jurgen Klopp chooses a second-string XI.
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