After another free week of preparations, the Reds are back in action this weekend looking to extend their unbeaten run to six games with victory over Rafa Benitez’s Magpies.
Having won 4-1 at home to West Ham last time out, producing one of their most comfortable performances of the season, Liverpool are shaping up for a convincing run of form at a pivotal stage.
But Saturday’s opponents will be well-drilled, with Benitez searching for at least a point to ensure Newcastle’s fight against relegation continues in earnest.
Will the legendary ex-Reds manager earn another win against his old club, or will Klopp’s in-form side prevail on Merseyside?
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Midfielder James Milner is a doubt after picking up a knock in last week’s win over West Ham.
Georginio Wijnaldum and youngster Ben Woodburn are still struggling with illness while defender Nathaniel Clyne is still building his match fitness after a first competitive outing of the season for the under-23s.
Provisional squad: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson, Henderson, Can, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Firmino, Mane, Mignolet, Gomez, Lovren, Moreno, Lallana, Solanke, Ings.