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Eddie Howe and Jurgen Klopp will take on their army of men who will go head-to-head in a thrilling setup at Anfield. Liverpool

Eddie Howe and Jurgen Klopp will take on their army of men who will go head-to-head in a thrilling setup at Anfield. Liverpool

Eddie Howe and Jurgen Klopp will take on their army of men who will go head-to-head in a thrilling setup at Anfield. Liverpool and Newcastle United are meeting for the first time this season and unlike all previous duels, this one seems livelier only because Newcastle have stepped in and bought several new players to strengthen the squad. In fact, Manchester City have only dropped points once in four games this season, due to the Magpies.

In contrast, the Reds under Jürgen Klopp made their worst start in 7 years. 5 points from 4 games is well below the standards Liverpool have set for themselves over the last 4-5 years. But just because their bar is high doesn’t mean they deserve to be in a higher position than they are now in the PL table.

There is still a long way to go, that’s right! But a level of consistency and intent must be shown on the pitch, as the same group of players competed for the quadruple last season, so they just have to go out and play the good game in complete freedom while they express themselves. Likewise in the last game, when the Reds brutally beat the newly promoted Cherries to a record 9-0 win – it was a win more than anything else, especially after losing to United, but all well and good ends well and now the Kopites can hope their team is back on track with such a compelling performance.

Eddie Howe and Jurgen Klopp will take on their army of men who will go head-to-head in a thrilling setup at Anfield. Liverpool

When where?

Location: Anfield. Day and date: Wednesday 31 August 2022. Time: 8:00 p.m. BST.

match officials

Referee: Mike Dean. Assistants: Eddie Smart, Mark Scholes. Fourth official: Andy Madley. Team News

Liverpool’s injuries continue as games unfold, with Jurgen Klopp still without Thiago, Naby Keita, Oxlade Chamberlain and Curtis Jones in midfield. Blame it on Henderson, Milner, Fabinho, Elliott and Fabio Carvalho – the latter two were amazing.

Although the team also misses Matip, Konaté, new kid Calvin Ramsay and Diogo Jota, the last thing the Reds wanted to hear was a suspension! And Darwin Nunez made the situation worse for his new team when he was given a 3-game ban against Palace for head-butting Andersen.

This means the striker won’t be back in action until the Merseyside Derby. Klopp leaves very few opportunities to rotate his side ahead of the Newcastle clash and given their recent 9-0 win, the most obvious decision would be for the German to play with the same team. Against Liverpool, however, the trio of Magpies, Callum Wilson, Bruno Guimaraes and Allan Saint-Maximin, much appreciated, are in doubt. As the newly signed signing of the record, Isak is definitely in line to make his debut for his new club.In addition, the Newcastle may also lack the experience of Jonjo Shelvey as he also remains alongside Emil Krafth. This just means that for Eddie Howe and co. problems abound as many first-team players do not qualify for a spot in the squad.

Eddie Howe and Jurgen Klopp will take on their army of men who will go head-to-head in a thrilling setup at Anfield. Liverpool

match analysis

2 draws and a loss in the first 3 games of the new season for Liverpool had the whole world screaming about the German manager’s tactics and also a curse or coincidence that misses him. So some research and data has shown that “Jürgen Klopp left Mainz in season 7 when they were relegated and he couldn’t bring them up. Dortmund finished 7th in the German’s 7th season and he’s gone and it’s now his 7th season at Liverpool where the club had their worst start to a season under him.

This particular piece of information shut down the entire Liverpool fanbase and some even started to believe the curse was true. I can’t say if it’s a curse or not, but one thing is for sure, this Liverpool side looked way tired and way too insecure. But a massive home win in the last game against Bournemouth should be seen as something of a morale boost, as there are plenty of positives to be taken from the performance.

It’s clear the Reds need a midfielder, and now Jürgen Klopp has also confirmed they are looking for one. But until this new player is bought, the Reds should play as they did against Bournemouth. I mean the club were hit with unexpected injuries before the start of the new season, but that’s part and parcel of the game and using that as an excuse to escape the potential race to win the title is not good for a club of either Liverpool stature.

So a win against this Newcastle side on Wednesday would only be seen in light of the progress after finally starting the season with a win in their last game. But it’s not as easy as it looks! The Magpies have been a dark horse this season and rightly so as they continue to announce signings and good ones too… Although there are plenty of injuries in the first team that the visitors are still struggling with ahead of Wednesday’s clash This Newcastle side have enough players to unleash at Anfield if Liverpool fail to maintain focus and consistency throughout.

No doubt Howe will be looking to work on those weak moments to hit the Reds in form. The English blunderer will certainly try to take advantage of the high defensive line of his German counterpart in Liverpool. As of late, the defense has been exposed again and again – even in the game against Bournemouth, the Cherries had a few chances of not being able to convert. Another confidence boost could also come from the fact that Newcastle are yet to lose a game this season, having won one game and drawn the other 3 in their first 4 games of the season. Overall, this could be a huge battle between these two teams as Newcastle and Liverpool are both looking to get back to the top of the standings, especially the latter, having fallen first in the pecking order.


Luis Diaz

The Colombian is proving to be a serious factor of difference for Klopp’s Liverpool this season. After Mane left, it was up to Diaz to deliver. And boy did he deliver! In the first 4 league games, the sensational winger already has 3 goals to his credit and hunger looms in his eyes, the hunger to score high goals. By the way, this is his Premier League debut and he is enjoying every minute and Jurgen Klopp will hope he keeps doing what he did. Alongside Bobby Firmino, the Colombian x Brazilian combo takes the Reds to the front of the stage and brings their South American sauce!


Eddie Howe’s hope could rest on Joelinton on Wednesday as the Brazilian has so far looked like the best version of himself under the England gaffer. Joelinton’s huge frame not only gives him an edge over other midfielders, but also helps him win crucial 1v1 aerial duels in midfield, which has proven to be very important in the past. Now that the squad are missing many of the squad’s first-team players ahead of the trip to Merseyside, Joelinton will certainly be the player to watch as his side look to keep a Liverpool side from buzzing with confidence.

Expected compositions

Liverpool predicted XI against Newcastle: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Elliott, Fabinho, Henderson; Salah, Firmino, Diaz.

Newcastle predicted XI against Liverpool: Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Willock, S. Longstaff, Joelinton; Almiron, Bois, Fraser.


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