[Teams] Liverpool vs Newcastle: Confirmed line-ups from Anfield
Premier League action returns after the international break as Liverpool welcome Newcastle to Anfield this lunchtime. Here are the confirmed line-ups:
Premier League action returns after the international break as Liverpool welcome Newcastle to Anfield this lunchtime.
Jurgen Klopp has handed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a start as he comes in for Jordan Henderson in midfield. Gini Wijnaldum keeps his place while Fabinho is passed fit to start despite arriving back late from international duty so James Milner and Adam Lallana have to settle for places on the bench.
Adrian continues to deputise for Alisson Becker in goal while Joel Matip is once again preferred to Joe Gomez alongside Virgil van Dijk in the middle of the Liverpool defence. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson keep their places in the full-back positions.
Roberto Firmino is only named as a substitute following his exploits with Brazil during the international break so Divock Origi is recalled up front. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane should be well rested after enjoying some time off during the break and they join Origi in the Liverpool attack.
As for Newcastle, Jonjo Shelvey starts in midfield with Sean Longstaff ruled out due to injury while Joelinton leads the line up front.
Here are the confirmed line-ups:
Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Salah, Origi
Subs: Kelleher, Gomez, Lallana, Milner, Henderson, Shaqiri, Firmino
Dubravka, Krafth, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett, Willems, Shelvey, Hayden, Almiron, Atsu, Joelinton
Subs: Darlow, Clark, Fernandez, Manquillo, Ki, M Longstaff, Muto
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