Liverpool will visit James Park Stadium on Saturday evening, knowing they must win to pile the pressure on leaders Manchester City, who do not play until Monday night against Leicester City.
Jurgen Klopp’s men will be bruised after a damaging 3-0 defeat to Barcelona, during their Champions League semi-final first leg at the Camp Nou. The reds will have to put that defeat to the back of their minds and concentrate on taking the title race into the final weekend of the season.
Liverpool will not have it all their own way, they come against an in-form Newcastle United side, who will be playing their final home game of the season. The atmosphere will be difficult for Liverpool, as Newcastle fans know that this could well be the last time they see Rafael Benitez in the home dugout at St. James’ Park. As it stands, the Spaniard is no closer to resolving his future with the club. Newcastle United have had the upper hand in recent home meetings between the two sides, having only lost one of their least seven at home against the Reds, winning four and drawing two.
What you need to know
Newcastle United: (4-4-2) Robert Elliot – Ciaran Clark – Fabian Schar – Jamaal Lascelles – Paul Dummett – Mohamed Diame – Matt Ritchie – Ki Sung-Yueng – Jonjo Shelvey – Rondon – Jacob Murphy.
Liverpool: (4-3-3) Alisson Becker – Virgil van Dijk – Alexander-Arnold – Joel Matip – Dejan Lovren – Naby Keita – James Milner – Georginio Wijnaldum – Sadio Mane – Mohamed Salah – Daniel Sturridge.
Match: Newcastle United vs Liverpool.
Date: 04 May 2019.
Time: 19.45 (UK Time).
Referee: Andre Marriner.
Stadium: St James’ Park.