There’s no rest for the wicked as Liverpool dive straight back into Premier League action in their title chase with a trip to Newcastle this lunchtime.
The Reds took a big step towards the final of the Champions League by beating Villarreal 2-0 in the first leg of their semi on Wednesday and now have the chance to climb to the top of the table, at least until Manchester City play Leeds later on this evening.
There was more good news for Liverpool on Thursday, with news that Jurgen Klopp has signed a new contract to keep him at the club until 2026, having previously suggested he would walk away two years before that.
Newcastle have been enjoying a terrific time of it themselves, with the fears of relegation that dogged the first half of their campaign long since banished and Eddie Howe’s men have won six home games on the spin.
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Liverpool team news
Roberto Firmino is Liverpool’s only injury concern and is expected to be ruled out again, but Klopp will likely shuffle his pack to some degree after playing in Europe on Wednesday night.
Diogo Jota, Joel Matip and Naby Keita could be among those to come in.
How to watch
TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport 1.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the BT Sport website or app.
Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of this afternoon’s Premier League clash between Newcastle and Liverpool.
We’ll have all the team news and build-up ahead of a 12:30pm kick-off…