Predicted XI: Newcastle

Premier League football is back and Liverpool host Newcastle at home on Saturday afternoon, with kick-off at 12:30 GMT.

Here’s TheAnfieldTalk’s Hannah with her opinion on who will make the starting line-up against Newcastle this Saturday.


With Alisson yet to make a full recovery from his calf injury, the Spaniard is set to keep his place in the starting line up for a little longer.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Newcastle are very well drilled defensively, Trent’s attacking talent will be key for this game.

Joel Matip

The centre-back didn’t play any international football over the past couple of weeks, so is likely to step straight back into the starting eleven.

Virgil Van Dijk

The Reds earned their first clean sheet of the campaign last time out against Burnley, so the Dutchman will be eager to keep that going.

Andy Robertson

Andy endured a difficult couple of games for Scotland over the international break, but his importance to this Liverpool side is indisputable. Guaranteed starter.


The defensive midfielder has become a mainstay in Jurgen Klopp’s side and is more than likely to start when they take on Newcastle this weekend.

Gini Wijnaldum

Gini had a fantastic international break, finding the back of the net in both of the Netherland’s games against Germany and Estonia. He now needs to translate that form into his Liverpool performances, contributing more goals and assists.

James Milner

The midfield is always difficult to predict. It’s the area of the pitch in which we have the most depth. Rotation will be key over the coming weeks when the fixture list gets more intense and given Milner’s rest over the international break – he may come in for Henderson in this game.

Mohamed Salah

Mo didn’t go away this international break. He will no doubt be fit and ready to add to his goal tally this season.

Sadio Mane

Sadio also didn’t feature for Senegal this break, so he too will be ready for the upcoming fixtures.

Divock Origi

Firmino’s involvement in Brazil’s games may mean he is rested for this fixture, ahead of the Napoli game midweek. In which case, it will likely be Origi that steps in. Although, either Salah or Mane could lead the line in Firmino’s absence, with Divock out wide.  

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