Newcastle United will face Liverpool on the third match day of the Premier League
Newcastle United welcomes Liverpool to St James’ Park for a thrilling match on Sunday in game week three of the 2023-24 Premier League season.
In their most recent match, the Magpies were defeated 1-0 by treble champions Manchester City, while the Reds rallied from behind to defeat Bournemouth 3-1 at Anfield.
Following a ferocious offensive effort against Aston Villa on the opening day, some Newcastle fans may have traveled to the Etihad quietly expectant of slaughtering a Manchester City side still reeling from their UEFA Super Cup triumphs.
The lively Phil Foden set up Julian Alvarez for the deciding goal in the 31st minute for Eddie Howe’s men, and the Citizens could and probably should have won by more had Erling Haaland not left his shooting boots in the changing room.
Newcastle United vs Liverpool Match Details:
Date: Sunday, August 27, 2023
Time: 6:30 PM IST
Location: St. James, Park
TV: Sony Ten Network (India)
Live Stream: VOOT, Jio TV (India)
The Magpies start the third gameweek of the season in eighth place in the rankings, and while early-season standings are meaningless at this point, the hosts have only kept one clean sheet in 13 Premier League games this season.
Newcastle, on the other hand, has only been beaten three times in the Premier League at St James’ Park since the start of 2022, albeit two of those defeats have come against Liverpool, who, unlike Howe’s team, managed to overcome a one-goal deficit to win last weekend.
Newcastle United vs Liverpool Match Lineup Prediction
Liverpool predicted starting lineup: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Mac Allister, Endo, Szoboszlai; Salah, Jota, Diaz
Newcastle United predicted starting lineup: Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Tonali, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Isak, Barnes
Even before some fans had taken their seats at Anfield for Liverpool’s match against Bournemouth last weekend, Antoine Semenyo broke the deadlock for the Cherries with just three minutes on the clock, after Andoni Iraola’s side had an early strike ruled out.
With the addition of a new signing Liverpool’s distinct lack of a defensive presence in midfield was exposed by Bournemouth, but the Reds quickly found their rhythm and came back with Luis Diaz’s acrobatic strike, Mohamed Salah’s penalty rebound, and Diogo Jota’s tap-in.
Newcastle United vs Liverpool Match Dream11
Goalkeeper – Alisson
Defenders – Arnold, Van Dijk, Trippier, Schar
Midfielders – Guimaraes, Mac Allister, Tonali
Attackers – Salah, Almiron, Jota
Even a second-half red card to Alexis MacAllister, which was later overturned, had no effect on Liverpool’s momentum in the final half-hour, but Alisson Becker had to bail his side out on a couple of occasions in the dying embers to help the Reds get off to a good start at the second attempt.
The win over Bournemouth extended Liverpool’s Premier League unbeaten streak to 13 games since April’s thrashing at the hands of Manchester City.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have also made the net ripple in 12 of those games, with 113 goals against Newcastle being their most against a single opponent in Premier League history.
Liverpool overcame Newcastle 2-0 at St James’ Park in February, thanks to Nick Pope’s rush of blood to the head and subsequent dismissal, to record their fourth win in a row over the Magpies, who were famously defeated by Fabio Carvalho’s last-gasp Anfield winner nearly exactly a year ago.