Jurgen Klopp’s men will try and continue their rampant form this week in the Premier League when they travel to the St James Park on Sunday. Newcastle United have not been in great form of late and the Reds will hope to put more pressure on McClaren’s side when the two teams meet. Klopp has not yet played his best Xi due to a number of injuries to key players but with the squad getting fitter by the day, Liverpool can easily be in the mix for the top four.
The German manager has his own dilemmas regarding team selection and will have to get his best XI on the pitch against Newcastle on Sunday. Here is how they are likely to line-up for that game.
Recent reports suggested that the Belgian shot-stopper will be given a contract extension soon and will replace Adam Bogdan in the Liverpool side this weekend.
Clyne has been one of the brightest players for Liverpool this season and will start this game after being rested in the mid-week.
Skrtel has been at the heart of the Liverpool defense and has been commanding in his performance. He will start again for the Reds on Sunday.
Lovren seems to have improved tremendously under Jurgen Klopp and will find his place alongside Skrtel as Sakho is still on the sidelines due to injury.
Moreno has also looked stunning at times at both ends of the field and will hope to give his team another impressive performance against Newcastle on Sunday.
The Brazilian holding midfielder has found some great form under Jurgen Klopp and he will have an important role to play at the St James Park this weekend.
Described as the perfect player by Klopp, James Milner might be able to find a place in the midfield area as Klopp should take this chance to rest the likes of Emre Can.
Lallana was superb against his former team in the League Cup midweek and might start in the number 10 role behind the striker for Liverpool at the St James Park on Sunday.
Firmino has been really good in the last few games for Liverpool and has the ability to create chances for his team. He will be in the mix of things in an offensive midfield area for his team on Sunday.
The young winger has already impressed Jurgen Klopp with his energy and discipline. The manger has a chance to play him in this game with the injury to Coutinho.
Sturridge picked up a brace in the hour he played against Southampton mid-week. He will surely start this game in front of goal unless Klopp thinks he is not fit enough.
Klopp is also known to be dynamic and uses different personnel and formations against different teams. He also has plenty of options on the bench and can line-up a relatively different squad playing Benteke up front and giving Sturridge a break. Here is another way Klopp might play his team at St James Park:
Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Can, Milner, Lucas, Lallana, Firmino, Benteke.
Klopp has enough firepower in whatever team he chooses and will be hoping to come out of the game with a victory and try to move up the Premier League table that is still open at the top. Leave your opinion on how the German manager should set his team up against Newcastle United at the St James Park.