Newcastle United are set to take on Liverpool in the premier league game on Sunday, 01 october 2017 at St James Park in what could be a massive game for Liverpool and how their season might shape up. Newcastle United has won three of their last Premier League games and they will fancy their chances against a Liverpool side who have been struggling to impose themselves in the league. The game starts at around 16:30 uk time and we will have extneded match highlights right here.
Newcastle United 1-1 Liverpool Highlights
[ English Premier League 2017-18 Match ]
29′ 0 – 1 Philippe Coutinho scores with absolute peach of a strike inside first half hour. But he joy for Liverpool was short lived.
36′ 1 – 1 Joselu made it 1-1 on the evening with a nicely taken goal but it raised even more eye brows on Liverpool’s defending.
Rafael Benitez and his Newcastle United side are set to host Liverpool in the premier league which holds significant importance for both teams. Newcastle United can overtake Liverpool in the table with a win while Liverpool must win to keep their slim chances of title hopes alive. Anything but a win for Liverpool and they might find themselves 7-8 points behind league leaders Manchester United and Man City.
Liverpool on the other hand has been sensational under Klopp recently and they have closed the gap between them and top four teams and a good run from now to end of the season might see them seriously challenging for the champions league places. However they do have midweek Europa League game to look forward to which might see Klopp using some of the fringe players this weekend.
Cracking game at anfield as Liverpool raced to a comfortable 2-0 lead in first half an hour to spoil Benitez return to his former hunting ground. However Papiss Cisse scored right after the break to setup a grand stand finish to the game and Jack Colback scored in 66th minute to complete the turnaround with 20 odd minute to play.
Jurgen Klopp’s resurgent Liverpool side hosted relegation threatened Newcastle United in the premier league game this Saturday, 23 April 2016 and Liverpool continued their amazing run of form scoring in just second minute of the game when Daniel Sturridge finished off with a nice turn an finish inside the box. Liverpool doubled their lead at half hour mark when Lallana finished off a superb move with a spectacular left footed finish in the top corner. We will have match highlights of the game right here after the match.
Papiss Cisse’s goal in 49th minute put life back into Newcastle United who looked threatning with the ball throughout the second half and could have scored the equalizer on couple of occasions.
Last time these two meet was back in December 2015 when Newcastle ran out 2-0 winners thanks to stellar performance by Georginio Wijnaldum who was on the scoresheet while Skrtel scored an own goal. Newcastle need to produce same performance to give themselves a fighting chance for premier league survival.
Team News & Lineups: Williamson and Cheick Tiote are ruled out for Newcastle United who will be lining up with Cisse upfront with Perez and Wijnaldum playing in attacking roles behind the centre forward. Liverpool will welcome back Sturridge back in the starting lineup for the first time in 2 month in premier league. Who is likely to partner Benteke upfront. Coutinho and Firmino are doubtful but Henderson should playing in midfield. This is how both teams are expected to lineup on Sunday afternoon.
Predictions: Newcastle do tend to up their game against the bigger sides and playing at home they will be motivated to get the better of Liveprool at St James Park. But on current form The reds are the most inform team in England and will be touch to contain. I am going with a exciting 2-2 draw in this one and probably Newcastle to start turning their season around.