iverpool’s quadruple bid faces a potentially tricky examination as they head to St. James’s Park to take on in-form Newcastle in Saturday’s Premier League lunchtime kick-off.
The Reds, who have already won the League Cup and reached the FA Cup final, took a big step towards the Champions League final in midweek thanks to a 2-0 victory over Villarreal in their semi-final first leg.
They have the chance to climb above Manchester City – who play Leeds later on Saturday – but face a Newcastle side who have won six home games on the bounce.
Liverpool have been further buoyed, however, by the news thatJurgen Klopp and his coaching staff have signed new contracts to extend their stays at Anfield until 2024.
Here’s everything you need to know…
Date, kick-off time and venue
Newcastle vs Liverpool is scheduled for a 12:30pm BST kick-off on Saturday, April 30 2022.
St. James’s Park in Newcastle will host the match.
Where to watch Newcastle vs Liverpool
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.
Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.
Newcastle vs Liverpool team news
The likes of Kieran Trippier, Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser are among the continued absentees for Newcastle, but Miguel Almiron, Fabian Schar and Jonjo Shelvey will all be pushing to return after being left on the bench at Norwich.
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.
Newcastle vs Liverpool prediction
Given Newcastle’s home form and the tight turnaround from Villarreal, you could make a case for this being Liverpool’s toughest assignment in the run-in.
They may well have to grind it out, but should have too much.
Liverpool to win 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Premier League only.
Newcastle wins: 11
Liverpool wins: 30