Newcastle vs Liverpool Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: April 27, 2013; Time: 5:30 PM BST;
Venue: St. James’ Park — Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Rodgers will be forced to play without his best forward Suarez due to 10-match ban. The Uruguay international is suspended for biting Ivanovic it the game against Chelsea, while Alan Pardew’s team are just 6 points clear of the relegation zone.
Newcastle goes 16th in the Premier League with 37 points from 34 games, having 10 wins, 7 draws and 17 losses so far this season. The Magpies are just 6 points ahead of the relegation line and have played a game more then 18th-placed Wigan. They need one more victory to be safe in this difficult season. Their current form has seen 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses in their last 5 games. Last five home matches the Magpies have finished with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat. They drew 1-1 with WBA last weekend.
Liverpool stands 7th in the EPL table with 51 points from 34 games, winning 13, drawing 12 and losing 9 so far this season. The Reds could finish the season in this position with WBA 6 points behind and Everton 5 points ahead. Their present form has seen 1 loss, 1 win and 3 straight draws from last five games. Last five away matches the Reds have finished with 2 losses, 2 wins and 1 draw. They have drawn the game against Chelsea 2-2 last weekend when Luiz Suarez became a hero and antihero by scoring a late equalizing goal and biting Branislav Ivanovic. This incident captured all the headlines. Luiz Suarez should have been sent off for a crazy bite on Branislav Ivanovic, and than he scored a late goal on a 96th minute.
Newcastle continues to struggling by injuries. Tim Krul has an shoulder injury and Sylvain Marveaux is out due to a hamstring problem. Captain Fabricio Coloccini has returned to training after a back injury, but he is not expected. Alan Pardew can count on Papiss Cisse and Cheikh Tiote, so James Perch probably will be dropped to the bench.
Brendan Rodgers will play without Luis Suarez after the Uruguay forward was banned for 10 matches after biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. Daniel Sturridge will lead the attacking line. Fabio Borini has returned to training and could return.
Newcastle line-up: Elliot, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Taylor, Haidara, Tiote, Cabaye, Gouffran, Sissoko, Gutierrez, Cisse.
Last three matches:
West Bromwich Albion 1 – Newcastle United 1;
Newcastle United 0 – Sunderland 3;
Newcastle United 1 – Benfica 1.
Liverpool line-up: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Enrique, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Downing, Sturridge, Coutinho.
Last three matches:
Liverpool 2 – Chelsea FC 2;
Reading 0 – Liverpool 0;
Liverpool 0 – West Ham 0.