​Liverpool face ​Newcastle United on Saturday in their penultimate game of the Premier League, with the title race still on a knife edge.

A midweek defeat to ​Barcelona in the Champions League doesn’t seem to have dampened the Reds’ spirits ahead of the weekend, with Jurgen Klopp heaping praise on Wednesday’s performance.

Liverpool did, however, lose ​Naby Keita through injury and the midfielder has been ruled out for the remainder of the campaign, while ​Roberto Firmino made an appearance off the bench and could return to the starting lineup this weekend.

Here’s how the Reds could line up for ​Saturday’s clash.


​Goalkeeper and Defenders

Alisson (GK) – His clean sheet against ​Huddersfield Town last weekend was his 20th of the season, becoming only the fifth player to achieve the feat in Premier League history.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) – Benched in Barcelona, ​Alexander-Arnold should make an immediate return to the starting lineup at Newcastle.

Joel Matip (CB) – Matip was rested against Huddersfield, bringing an end to a run of 13 consecutive starts.

Virgil van Dijk (CB) – The PFA Player of the Year will be grateful for a weekend without facing ​Lionel Messi after a tough evening at the Camp Nou.

Andy Robertson (LB) – Robertson’s two assists against Huddersfield took him into double figures for this league campaign – more than double last season’s tally.


Midfielders

Jordan Henderson

Fabinho (DM) – The Brazilian scored his first and only goal of the season so far in a 4-0 win over the Magpies on Boxing Day.

Georginio Wijnaldum (CM) – ​Wijnaldum‘s spell at St James’ Park earned him a move to Anfield, after scoring 11 goals in a Newcastle shirt.

Jordan Henderson (CM) – The Liverpool captain should be up for this one more than most, given his Sunderland background. 


Forwards

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Mohamed Salah (RW) – ​Salah has already scored against Newcastle this season and is leading the race for the Golden Boot on 21 goals with two games remaining.

Roberto Firmino (ST) – Only deemed fit enough for the bench on Wednesday but made a difference when he came on – unlucky not to score with a shot cleared off the line.

Sadio Mane (LW) – Liverpool’s form player, ​Mane reached 20 goals for the season against Huddersfield – comfortably his best return to date.


Source: https://www.90min.com/posts/6359471-newcastle-vs-liverpool-selecting-jurgen-klopp-s-best-available-reds-lineup?utm_source=RSS