Newcastle welcome Liverpool to St James’ Park this afternoon as the top-four rivals go head-to-head.
Newcastle dismantled Aston Villa 5-1 in their first game of the seasonRobbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images
The Toon started the season with a 5-1 thrashing of Aston Villa before they fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat against champions Manchester City, so they will be out to rectify that result.
But that won’t be easy as Newcastle have failed to beat Liverpool in the Premier League since December 2015.
Meanwhile, the Reds’ new-look midfield impressed against Bournemouth in a 3-1 win last time out.
Newcastle vs Liverpool: Date and how to follow
This Premier League clash is set to take place on Sunday, August 27.
Kick-off at St James’ Park is scheduled for 4:30pm.
The match is set to be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.
Sky Go customers will be able to stream the match through their laptops or mobile devices.
Alternatively, fans can purchase a one-day NOW TV membership for £11.99 or a monthly one for £34.99 a month.
talkSPORT will have updates from Tyneside throughout the afternoon and talkSPORT.com will have a live blog to keep you up to date with the action.
To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.
You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.
Klopp has a strong record against NewcastleGetty
Newcastle vs Liverpool: Team news
Joelinton limped off against Man City with an unspecified injury, but he’s trained all week and is likely to start.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have been successful in their appeal against Alexis Mac Allister’s red card and he will be available.
Thiago Alcantara is the only player who definitely won’t feature.
But Curtis Jones didn’t take any part at the weekend while Trent Alexander-Arnold and Luis Diaz limped off but Klopp confirmed they were fine.
However, Ibrahima Konate is a big doubt.
Mac Allister was sent off for this tacklePLP
Newcastle vs Liverpool: What has been said?
Jamie O’Hara believes that Liverpool can be title challengers this season.
Speaking on talkSPORT, he said: “Don’t be surprised if Liverpool are right up there.
“[Mohamed] Salah is going to get you 25 goals every season, and now, they have a fresh midfield.
“Alisson [Becker] is one of the best goalkeepers in the league.
“Do not be surprised if Liverpool challenge for the title.
“I think they will be alongside Arsenal.”
Newcastle were beaten twice by the Reds last seasonGetty
Newcastle vs Liverpool: Match facts
Newcastle are winless in their last 13 Premier League games against Liverpool (D4 L9) since a 2-0 home win in December 2015.Liverpool have won four of their last five Premier League away games against Newcastle, including the last two in a row. They’ve never won three consecutive visits to St James’ Park in their league history.Newcastle lost 1-0 against Manchester City in their last Premier League game – the last two times the Magpies have lost consecutive games have been against Man City and Liverpool, in April/May 2022 and February/March 2023.Liverpool are on the longest current unbeaten run in the Premier League, a run of 13 matches (W8 D5) since losing 4-1 at Man City in April. They’ve fallen behind in five games in that sequence, gaining nine points from losing positions, more than any other side since the first game of this unbeaten run.Newcastle United haven’t lost any of their last 22 Premier League games when they’ve taken the lead (W19 D3) since a 2-1 loss at Liverpool last August. At St James’ Park, the Magpies are yet to lose in the league under Eddie Howe after taking the lead (W20 D6), last doing so in Steve Bruce’s last game in charge in October 2021 against Tottenham.Newcastle have won 20 of their 34 home Premier League matches under Eddie Howe (D10 L4), with only Kevin Keegan winning 20 home top-flight matches in fewer games as Magpies boss (30 games). Prior to Howe’s appointment, their last 20 home wins had come over a period of 62 games.In his top-flight league managerial career, Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp has beaten Eddie Howe more times than he has any other manager (11), winning each of his last 10 Premier League games against him. No manager has ever registered 11 consecutive Premier League wins against another, with Klopp’s 10 against Howe the joint-longest, along with Alex Ferguson against Gordon Strachan and Pep Guardiola also against Howe.Mohamed Salah registered his 200th Premier League goal involvement with his goal against Bournemouth on MD2 (2 goals, 1 assist for Chelsea + 138 goals, 59 assists for Liverpool). He’s only the 12th player to achieve that feat and the first African player to do so.Callum Wilson has scored six goals in his last seven Premier League appearances at St James’ Park for Newcastle, averaging a goal every 56 minutes across those games, with five of the six goals coming as a substitute. He has more sub goals than any other Premier League player in 2023 (5), with Oumar Niasse (6) and Olivier Giroud (7) the last players to score more in a single year back in 2017.Luis Díaz has scored in each of Liverpool’s opening two Premier League games this season – the only three players to score in the Reds’ first three Premier League matches of a season are Robbie Fowler in 1994-95, Daniel Sturridge in 2013-14 and Sadio Mané in 2017-18.