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Star men to return for Liverpool as they welcome Newcastle in Premier League

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Brendan Rodgers: The Liverpool boss has endured a frustrating week

Brendan Rodgers: The Liverpool boss has endured a frustrating week

Liverpool will aim to put the frustrations of their past week behind them when they host Newcastle United in the Premier League.

Sunday's Anfield fixture has served up some of the classic games from the English top-flight's history but the focus this season will be on points and not entertainment.

Liverpool are preparing to welcome Newcastle on the back of surrendering their defence of the League Cup in a defeat by Swansea City and having been left aggrieved by a draw in the Merseyside derby.

Brendan Rodgers will therefore be determined to take maximum points against a Newcastle side who have in recent seasons progressed past the Merseysiders as a force in the Premier League.

Alan Pardew's Newcastle finished fifth in the last campaign, three places and 13 points above Liverpool, and they have ambitions this term of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League.

But the St James' Park club need to stop dropping silly points and must maintain the momentum of the draw in the Wear-Tyne derby against Sunderland and the following victory over West Bromwich Albion.

If they are to do so, Newcastle will have to address a dreadful record at Anfield, where Liverpool have won 15 and lost none of their last 17 Premier League games against the North East club.

The only goal Newcastle have scored at Anfield in their last six Premier League visits was an own goal netted in this fixture last season by Daniel Agger.

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Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina and defender Glen Johnson remain injury doubts for the visit of Newcastle United.

Reina has missed four matches with a hamstring injury while Johnson missed last week's Merseyside derby with a similar niggle and will be assessed before Sunday.

Long-term absentee Lucas Leiva has stepped up his rehabilitation but is still three weeks away from a possible comeback from his thigh injury.

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Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has described star striker Demba Ba as '50-50 at best' for the trip to Liverpool.

The forward picked up a calf injury in last weekend's win over West Bromwich Albion and is a doubt for the trip to Anfield.

Newcastle will definitely be without Cheick Tiote, with the midfielder serving the second-match of his three-game ban for a red card against Sunderland.

Previous game's starting line-ups

  • Mignolet 22 Mignolet
  • Can 23 Can
  • Skrtel 37 Skrtel
  • Lovren 6 Lovren
  • Johnson G 2 Johnson G

  • Henderson 14 Henderson
  • Gerrard 8 Gerrard

  • Coutinho 10 Coutinho
  • Sterling 31 Sterling
  • Lambert 9 Lambert
  • Lallana 20 Lallana

Team taken from Liverpool vs Queens Park Rangers (Barclays Premier League) on Saturday 2nd May 2015

  • Krul 1 Krul
  • Janmaat 22 Janmaat
  • Williamson 6 Williamson
  • Coloccini 2 Coloccini
  • Dummett 36 Dummett
  • Colback 14 Colback
  • Taylor R 4 Taylor R

  • Gutierrez 18 Gutierrez
  • Sissoko 7 Sissoko
  • Ayoze Perez 17 Ayoze Perez

  • Riviere 29 Riviere

Team taken from Newcastle United vs Leicester City (Barclays Premier League) on Saturday 2nd May 2015

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Barclays Premier League

Barclays Premier League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Chelsea 35 83
2 Manchester City 35 70
3 Arsenal 33 67
4 Manchester United 35 65
5 Liverpool 35 61
6 Tottenham Hotspur 35 58
7 Southampton 35 57
8 Swansea City 35 53
9 West Ham United 35 47
10 Stoke City 35 47
11 Everton 35 44
12 Crystal Palace 35 42
13 West Bromwich Albion 35 40
14 Aston Villa 35 35
15 Newcastle United 35 35
16 Hull City 34 34
17 Leicester City 35 34
18 Sunderland 34 33
19 Queens Park Rangers 35 27
20 Burnley 35 26