Its Newcastle v Liverpool in the lunchtime kickoff with live stream schedule, team news, odds and match preview from St James Park. (KO 12:45).
Newcastle will be out to continue their fine recent run of form when they welcome Liverpool to St. James’ Park on Saturday.
The Magpies struggling for rhythm in the opening weeks of the season however they have found their beat in the last three games and they will head into the clash with the inconsistent Reds on the back of wins over Spurs and Manchester City.
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Alan Pardew’s side beat Tottenham 2-1 on their own patch on Sunday to move up to 14th in the table and they followed up that win with a 2-0 success away to Manchester City midweek to move into the last 8 of the Capital One cup.
The club will go in search of a fourth win on the trot on Saturday with Pardew confident that his side can maintain their form.
“I’ve had some good games against Liverpool since I’ve been manager here and we’ve more than held our own,” Pardew said.
“I’m pretty confident I know what Liverpool will do, I’m pretty confident I know what Brendan’s side is.
“I think I know him well enough to know how he’ll come and play but I think for us, I think we can surprise them because one thing’s for sure, Brendan won’t know my team.
“I’m pretty confident of what it’s going to be and I think it’ll be an entertaining game.
“I think he’ll have [Raheem] Sterling on the pitch, he’ll have [Adam] Lallana on the pitch, he’ll have [Mario] Balotelli, [Jordan] Henderson, [Steven] Gerrard, [Philippe] Coutinho all on the pitch.
“So I think Brendan is pretty happy with that.”
Pardew is set to be without midfielder enforcer Cheike Tiote for the game with Papiss Cisse a doubt.
A 3-0 loss to Real Madrid aside the club have picked up 7 points from their last 9 and moved into the quarter-finals of the league cup with a 2-1 win over Swansea midweek.
That game saw Mario Balotelli score only his second goal since his move to Anfield and the Italian will keen to add to his tally this weekend.
Liverpool will be without Daniel Sturridge (calf), Jose Enrique (knee), Mamadou Sakho (thigh), Jon Flanagan (knee) and Suso (groin).