Liverpool vs Newcastle: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to Mondays Premier League fixture at Anfield

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With five red cards in the last five encounters with Liverpool, struggling Newcastle will have to stay disciplined on Monday night if they are to complete a famous double over The Reds. Newcastle come into the game in poor form as John Carver has struggled to get his with the Magpies finding themselves without a win in four.

Liverpool, despite back-to-back losses to Manchester United and Arsenal in April and March, find themselves in relative form. With eight wins in twelve Brendon Rodgers’ side will look to keep the pressure on the Manchester clubs in the race for the top 4.

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 8:00pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Newcastle 1 (Perez 73) Liverpool, Premier League, November 2014

Liverpool 2 (Agger 68, Sturridge65) Newcastle 1 (Skrtel og 20), Premier League, May 2014

Newcastle 2 (Cabaye 23, Dummett 56) Liverpool 2 (Gerrard pen 42, Sturridge 72), Premier League, October 2013

STATS…

Liverpool versus Newcastle games have seen a total of 130 goals, the joint-third highest scoring fixture in Premier League history and the most involving a team who have not been ever-present in the competition.

Newcastle have picked up five red cards in their last five Premier League encounters with Liverpool, including two in this fixture at Anfield last season.

Newcastle United have not secured a Premier League double against Liverpool since 1993/94.

The Magpies have conceded at least once in their last 19 league matches at Anfield.

Liverpool versus Newcastle matches have seen a total of 130 goals, the joint-third highest scoring fixture in BPL history and the most involving a team who have not been ever-present in the competition.

ODDS…

Tottenham to win: 1.40

Aston Villa to win: 9.00

Draw: 5.00

TV: Broadcast live on Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD

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