LIV vs NEW Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Liverpool vs Newcastle United Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: December 26, 08:30 PM, IST
LIV vs NEW Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Liverpool will be aiming to extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League when they host Newcastle United at the fortress Anfield, on Boxing Day, in Liverpool on Wednesday night (IST).
Jurgen Klopp’s men are the only side in the Premier League not to lose a league game this season. They have played some tough away games this season and came unscathed from all of them until now.
There have been some potential banana skin matchups and many moments where Reds lost the hold of the match. But as Dejan Lovren summed up the Wolves’ performance that had it been a few seasons ago, Liverpool may not have come away with all the three points from the west midlands.
The Friday’s trip to Molineaux was one of those games where everything could have turned to dust for Klopp. The start also suggested towards a potential bolt from the blue kind of days for the 18-time English champions. But as it has been all season, one deadly attack and the goal turned the tie in favour of Liverpool. Van Dijk’s 2nd half goal, which was his first in the league for the Anfield based side, killed the game eventually.
Also, Manchester City’s uncanny result against Crystal Palace made the win all sweeter as for the first time this season, the Reds are more than a win clear at the top. And with City on the road in their next two games where they will be against two rejuvenated sides in Leicester City and Southampton, the gap could be more before the titanic clash between Liverpool and the Cityzens take place at the Etihad Stadium on January the third.
The Toons are 15th in the table heading into this match. The bad start to the new season has been put to bed with the recent solid performances in both home and away games. However, Newcastle are still in danger of dropping down into the bottom three as only five points separate them and 18th placed Burnley.
Rafael Benitez will always be cherished at Anfield after he orchestrated perhaps the biggest result in the club’s history back in 2005. No matter which side Benitez brings to Liverpool, the Kops and the general public never forget to applaud the Spaniard.
But the time has certainly changed in the last decade or so. Liverpool are under both a new manager and owners and aiming for the highest perch once again. While Benitez is trying to steady the ship at Newcastle which he once hailed as the sleeping giants of the world football.
His relationship with owner Mike Ashley may not be warm enough but the former Real Madrid manager still enjoys an unbreakable rapport with the Toons’ army.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Liverpool – W W W W W W
Newcastle United – W L D L W D
LIV vs NEW Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Liverpool vs Newcastle United Team News:
Injured – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster remain the long-term absentees for the hosts.
While there are some issues at the back after both Joe Gomez and Joel Matip suffered injuries in a matter of a week, leaving Liverpool with just two recognized centre-backs.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Right-back Trent Alexandre-Arnold is back in training. The young prodigy has missed the last two games for the Reds.
While midfielder Naby Keita hobbled off against Wolves and remains questionable.
Note – With the games coming thick and fast during the festive period, expect Jurgen Klopp to make some changes to his starting 11 for this match. The likes of Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne and Xherdan Shaqiri all may be given the start in this match.
Key Players – Firmino, Fabinho
Injured – Karl Darlow and Ciaran Clark both have been ruled out for Newcastle United.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Florian Lejeune is battling to be fit for the match, while the former Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is also carrying a knock and will be assessed ahead of the match.
Note: Ki Sung-Yeung is unavailable for selection after flying off for the Asian Cup. Federico Fernández and DeAndre Yedlin are expected to start at Anfield for the away side.
Key Players – Rondon, Ritchie
LIV vs NEW Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Liverpool– Alisson (GK), Clyne, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Shaqiri, Firmino, Lallana, Sturridge
Newcastle United– Dubravka (GK), Manquillo, Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez, Dummett, Kenedy, Hayden, Diame, Ritchie, Rondon
LIV vs NEW Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Expect some changes from Klopp considering the clashes against Arsenal and Manchester City are looming large.
Firmino may or may not start but we have taken the necessary risk with him. While Rondon is the first man on the sheet for the Toons these days.
Kenedy is expected to start as Ki is not available for selection, while Shaqiri and Wijnaldum should start after finding themlseves on the bench in the last game.
Sturridge and Perez are the atatckers and we have also brought Fabinho, Milner and Mane into our squad.
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Liverpool have a pretty solid home record against Newcastle United in the Premier League era, not losing to them since 1995. The Reds have also won a staggering 18 times in the last 22 home games against the Toons.
We back a home win here.
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