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How Newcastle United could line up against Liverpool

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Sports Mole looks at how Newcastle United could line up for their final home game of the season as they host title-chasing Liverpool at St James' Park.

Newcastle United host Liverpool on Saturday as both teams prepare for their penultimate game of the season.

The Magpies head into the fixture in good form, having taken seven points from their last three games, and will look to impress in their final home game of the campaign.

Despite a disappointing defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final on Wednesday, Jurgen Klopp's side travel to St James' Park with high confidence after winning seven consecutive league games.

Liverpool will need to take all three points if they hope to continue their challenge for the title and keep pressure on current league frontrunners Manchester City.

Here, Sports Mole takes a look at how Newcastle could line up against the Merseyside giants.





Out: Longstaff (knee), Lejeune (knee), Almiron (hamstring)
Doubtful: Perez (hip)

Rafael Benitez will likely stick with the same formation fielded in his most recent outings, aiming to soak up pressure and hit Liverpool on the counter-attack.

Club captain Jamaal Lascelles may make a return at the heart of the defence alongside Paul Dummett and Fabian Schar as Newcastle aim to add to their nine clean sheets so far this season.

Christian Atsu will likely retain his place on the right side of midfield after record signing Miguel Almiron suffered an injury against Southampton.

Ayoze Perez, Newcastle's top goalscorer this season with 11, is doubtful having limped off in their last fixture against Brighton, and Brazilian winger Kenedy seems the most likely to replace him.

Salomon Rondon will once again lead the line as the lone target man having been directly involved in 44% of Newcastle's goals this season - the second-highest ratio in the league behind only Eden Hazard. body check tags ::

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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool88002061424
2Manchester CityMan City85122791816
3Arsenal84311311215
4Leicester CityLeicester8422147714
5Chelsea84221814414
6Crystal Palace842288014
7Burnley8332119212
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham83321111012
9Tottenham HotspurSpurs83231412211
10Bournemouth83231313011
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves82421111010
12Manchester UnitedMan Utd82339819
13Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd82337709
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8233810-29
15Aston Villa8224131218
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8224513-88
17Southampton8215815-77
18Everton8215613-77
19Norwich CityNorwich82061021-116
20Watford8035420-163
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