class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Having held Klopp's men to a goalless stalemate in the reverse encounter, Al Hain-Cole expects the Magpies to ensure more frustration at Anfield
Liverpool will be looking to apply some pressure in the race for Champions League qualification when they welcome Newcastle United to Anfield in Saturday’s Premier League clash.
The Reds are two points adrift of both Chelsea and West Ham, with at least one of those sure to drop points as they face off later in the day.
Liverpool vs Newcastle Latest Odds
Having won 20 and lost none of their last 24 home games against this opposition, they are 1/4 (1.25) favourites with bet365 to move temporarily into the top four with another win here.
However, Steve Bruce’s men have recorded back-to-back victories for just the second time this season and can be backed at 9/1 (10.00) to follow up last weekend’s shock win over West Ham by upsetting another top-four hopeful.
The sides shared a 0-0 draw in December’s reverse encounter at St James’ Park, and you can get odds of 11/2 (6.50) on them cancelling each other out once again in this one.
Liverpool vs Newcastle Team News
Nat Phillips will be assessed after missing Monday’s draw with Leeds due to a hamstring strain, while Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Caoimhin Kelleher and Jordan Henderson are all ruled out and Curtis Jones is doubtful.
Allan Saint-Maximin will face a late fitness test after suffering a swollen ankle against West Ham, with Fabian Schar, Jamaal Lascelles, Isaac Hayden and Ryan Fraser all sidelined.
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That goalless encounter in December saw the Magpies become the first team to restrict the champions from scoring all season – kicking off an extremely frustrating run in front of goal.
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Indeed, Jurgen Klopp’s men failed to find the net in seven of their subsequent 12 league matches and come into this game having marked just two of their last nine home games with a goal.
With only one defeat to their name in the last seven fixtures, Newcastle will be confident of causing more frustration for an opponent that still looks well short of confidence in attack.
Liverpool vs Newcastle predictions
All things considered, odds of 11/8 (2.38) seem particularly generous on under 2.5 goals being scored for Liverpool’s ninth game in 11 in their own backyard.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.