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Liverpool will be determined to keep the pressure on log leader Manchester City when they take on Newcastle United in the Premier League at St. James’ Park on Saturday afternoon.

Newcastle United will come into this game on a three-game winning run after they made light work of Norwich City by claiming a comfortable 3-0 victory at Carrow Road through a brace by Joelinton and a goal by Bruno Guimarães to snatch all three points away from home.


The Magpies currently sit in ninth place on the table with 43 points from 34 matches, trailing eighth-placed Wolves by six points and West Ham United in seven place by nine points, respectively.


Liverpool are looking to continue their run of 11 games unbeaten across all competitions after they cruised to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Villarreal in the Champions League semi-final first leg at Anfield on Wednesday evening through an own goal from Pervis Estupiñán and a goal by Sadio Mane.

The Reds come into this encounter sitting in second place on the table with 79 points from 33 games, one point behind Manchester City at the top of the table.

The Magpies have failed to beat the Reds in the last five meetings between the two teams as three games have ended in draws while Liverpool have claimed two wins against Newcastle, with the latest result ending 3-1 in favour of Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Eddie Howe will only be expected to have a player unable for the clash as striker Callum Wilson remains on the sidelines with a calf injury, which has seen him miss the last 15 league matches.

Jurgen Klopp will only be without the services of striker Roberto Firmino, who is currently struggling with a foot injury after missing their last three games against Manchester United, Everton and Villarreal.

Joelinton will be looking to maintain his current form in the Premier League after ending his six-game goal drought by completing a brace in the win over struggling side Norwich City over the weekend.

Mohamed Salah will be relishing the opportunity to further extended his lead as the top goalscorer in the league when they take on Newcastle, having scored two goals in his last two matches.

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