A late equaliser from Leeds sees the Reds sit seventh ahead of the weekend action, but just two points off Chelsea in fourth.
Newcastle are growing with confidence after beating West Ham, albeit fortunately, and if Allan Saint-Maximin is fit have enough to leave Merseyside with something.
Date, time and venue
Liverpool vs Newcastle is scheduled for a 12.30pm BST kick-off on Saturday, April 24, 2021.
The match will be held behind closed doors at Anfield.
How to watch Liverpool vs Newcastle
TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.
Liverpool vs Newcastle team news
Liverpool defender Nat Phillips has not recovered from a hamstring injury. The centre-back has returned to light training having missed Monday's draw at Leeds but is not fit enough to be considered for the matchday squad.
Midfielder Curtis Jones is back after a three-game absence with a muscle problem, while manager Jurgen Klopp has allayed any fears over the fitness of forward Diogo Jota.
Newcastle striker Allan Saint-Maximin will be fit. The Frenchman limped out of last weekend's 3-2 win over West Ham with an ankle problem, but has trained all week and is available for selection, as is fellow frontman Callum Wilson, who has made two appearances as a substitute following his return from a long-term hamstring lay-off.
Defender Fabian Schar is also back in training after a knee injury, but the game is likely to come too soon for him, while keeper Karl Darlow and midfielder Isaac Hayden (both knee), skipper Jamaal Lascelles (foot) and Scotland international Ryan Fraser (groin) are all out.
Liverpool vs Newcastle lineups
Liverpool predicted XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Kabak, Robertson; Thiago, Wijnaldum, Milner; Salah, Jota, Mane
Newcastle predicted XI: Dubravka; Murphy, Fernandez, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie; Shelvey, Longstaff; Almiron; Saint-Maximin, Joelinton
Liverpool vs Newcastle prediction
Liverpool have turned a corner of late but a slip-up against Leeds means they cannot afford any further dropped points in their pursuit of a top-four finish.
They face a Newcastle side finally looking up, rather than down, following back-to-back wins. Another win will make survival all but confirmed, but I think the soon-to-be-dethroned champions will have enough. 3-1 home win.
Liverpool vs Newcastle head to head (h2h) history and results
Liverpool wins: 87
Newcastle wins: 50
Liverpool vs Newcastle betting odds and tips (subject to change)
Liverpool to win 3-1: 17/2
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