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Liverpool FC v Newcastle United - Premier League

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool is challenged by Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Newcastle United at Anfield on December 26, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

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Newcastle United host Liverpool on Saturday at St James’ Park (Watch live, 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) as a pivotal game in the Premier League title race takes center stage.

On paper, Liverpool should win this easily but Jurgen Klopp’s side know that anything other than a win will likely dash their title hopes heading into the final week of the season.

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Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has led his Newcastle side up the table in recent weeks after battling relegation, and they will be playing with plenty of confidence as they aim to finish the season on a high.

After their defeat at Barcelona in midweek, Liverpool know their only realistic chance of winning a trophy relies on them winning at Newcastle to set up a tense final day of the Premier League season.

In team news Newcastle have Jamaal Lascelles and Ki Sung-yueng back in the starting lineup.

Liverpool are without Roberto Firmino who misses out through injury as Daniel Sturridge starts up top, while Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Dejan Lovren all come in to the starting lineup.


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