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Newcastle Vs Liverpool – Premier League: Live Score, Team News And Updates


2′ Early chance to the hosts

It’s an early chance for the hosts after Isak bursts clear through the middle. 

He feeds Saint-Maximin, and receives the return pass to clip it into the middle, but there’s nobody following up and Liverpool can clear. 


1′ Kick-off!

And Henderson gets us underway!


Tribute to Atsu

The players have all joined arms on either side of the centre circle to pay tribute to Christian Atsu.

A message is read out over the speakers for the former Magpies star, who was found after the earthquake in Turkey after 12 days of searching for his body. 

A lovely touch from the travelling fans who sing out their anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ as the stadium applauds. 


Full debut for Anderson tonight

Big day for Elliot Anderson as well, making his first start for the Magpies after 11 substitute appearances. 

A day he’ll never forget. 


Here they come

They’re in the tunnel now, ready to come out onto the field. 

You can already hear the raucous crowd, and when the players do eventually come out they’re met by an almighty roar. 

Surely one of the greatest stadiums in the country for atmosphere and noise?


An emotional afternoon in Newcastle

Naturally, there’s been a lot of talk ahead of the game about the tragic passing of Christian Atsu. 

Today would also mark the 90th birthday of one of the most important figures in Newcastle’s history, Sir Bobby Robson. 

The former manager passed away in 2006 after a battle of lung cancer, and his birthday will surely only add to the emotion that is already in the air at St. James’ Park. 

Jurgen Klopp looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool

Newcastle United’s Allan Saint-Maximin and Sean Longstaff during the warm up

The Sir Bobby Robson statue is seen which would have been his 90th birthday outside the stadium


A first time since 2006

Liverpool, as we’ve established, have dominated this one in the past, but this will be the first time since 2006 that Newcastle are taking on the Reds while five or more places above them in the Premier League table. 

The Reds did get the win on that day, though, with a 2-0 victory at Anfield in September, some 16-and-a-half years ago.

Will we get a repeat today?

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah during the warm up before the match at St. James’ Park

Newcastle United chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan arriving before the Premier League match

Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah during the warm up ahead of kick-off


Time to warm up

Time to warm up. 

It’s about eight degrees up in Newcastle, which feels surprisingly mild for the middle of February.


A rivalry has been quietly brewing

It has been a long time since these two faced off against the backdrop of a fight for the top four, but that has not stopped a rivalry from brewing away between them.

For the full lowdown on the tension between the Reds and the Magpies, check out the story linked below.

Newcastle and Liverpool will get the chance to take out their frustrations on each other on Saturday, and that suits them just fine as they are not particularly fond of one another.


Reds arrive

Van Dijk looks pretty happy to be back in action, doesn’t he?


Magpies don’t conceded, but they also struggle to score

Newcastle surprised many Premier League fans with their meteoric rise back to the forefront of English football.

Eddie Howe’s work at the club will likely become a key fragment in a long and storied history at St. James’.

And as good as Miguel Almiron has been this season in front of goal, much of their success has been built on the back of a best-in-class defensive unit.

Newcastle have the fewest defeats in the division, and have conceded only 13 goals all season in 22 outings so far – a staggering feat for a side that spent much of last season flirting with relegation.

The goals have dried up of late, which is something that will be of concern – especially with Van Dijk back in the fold for the visitors!

For more on the Magpies’ poor form in front of goal, take a look below. 

Newcastle extended their unbeaten run to 17 league games on Saturday, but it would have undoubtedly felt like defeat to those who made the 350-mile trip down to Bournemouth on the south coast.


Reds love a comeback against Newcastle

And it’s a tie that Liverpool fans can usually count on picking up some points in when the fixture lists are revealed ahead of the start of the season.

The Reds are unbeaten in five away games to the Magpies, but crucially, have come from behind to win on 10 occasions.

No other side has managed to come from behind to win more games against a single opponent (Man United have also managed 10 comebacks against the Magpies, as well as against Southampton).

Alexander Isak of Newcastle United arrives at the stadium prior to during the Premier League match

Joelinton of Newcastle United arrives at the stadium prior to prior to the Premier League match

Newcastle United’s Miguel Almiron arriving before the Premier League match at St. James’ Park


Head to head

Liverpool have dominated this tie over the years, with almost a 50 per cent win rate against the Magpies.

In 184 meetings, the Reds have 90 wins, with Newcastle taking 50 victories and the other 44 being even affairs ending in draws.

The home side have not actually beaten Liverpool since back in 2015, and will be hoping to end a run of 12 games without a win in all competitions.

The last time they met, Liverpool left it very, very late to win all three points at Anfield having gone 1-0 down, inflicting Newcastle’s only loss of the league season so far.

Newcastle United’s Javier Manquillo (left) and Joelinton arriving before the Premier League match at St. James’ Park

Liverpool dressing room before the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool arriving before the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool


Tragic news overshadows this tie

This match will be overshadowed by the tragic passing of Christian Atsu, after the Ghanaian international’s body was found after several days of searching following the devastating earthquake that hit areas of Turkey and Syria.

The midfielder spent time with Chelsea and Newcastle before moving to Saudi Arabia and then Turkey, and the Magpies will hold a minute’s silence this afternoon ahead of kick-off in tribute to their former star.

For more info, please read the stories below.

The footballing world has paid tribute to Christian Atsu after the former Premier League star was confirmed to have died following the devastating earthquake in southern Turkey.

There will be a minute’s silence ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash between Newcastle and Liverpool after former Magpies winger Christian Atsu was found dead in Turkey.

Several search and rescue operations in the debris of the building where Atsu and Hatayspor’s sporting director Taner Savut lived, took place – with Savut also missing following the devastating earthquake.


One change apiece

Just the one change for the hosts, as Anderson comes in for Willock, and that magnificent back four that have kept Newcastle in the top four remain unchanged. 

For the visitors there is also just the one switch, with that man Van Dijk coming in for Matip at the back – surely a sight for some very sore eyes from the Liverpool fans!


Newcastle XI

And here’s the hosts!


Liverpool XI

Here’s how the visitors will line up tonight!


Team news just around the corner…

Team news is just around the corner – but who do you want to see out there this evening?


Good afternoon!

Good afternoon every one and welcome to the final game in tonight’s live football coverage from Sportsmail – and let me tell you, it’s definitely worth the wait.

We’ve got Champions League-chasing, high-flying Newcastle, hoping to break through the established order and cement themselves as a real force in England once again, coming up against a Liverpool side that are desperately clinging on to their ambitions of a top-four finish and in real need of a statement win.

We’ll be kicking off from St. James’ at 5.30pm, so stick with us as we bring you all the latest stories and news from around the game and the Premier League as we build-up to this fantastic clash we’ve got coming up!

General view inside the stadium before the match between Newcastle and Liverpool