Newcastle vs Liverpool: The Magpies will try to shock the world and have their say in the Premier League title race when they host the Reds at St. James’ Park on Saturday (Watch live at 7:30 am ET, on USA Network and online via NBCSports.com).
Liverpool (79 points) enter matchweek 35 one point behind defending champions and leaders Manchester City, and it’s the Reds who’ll take the field first this weekend. The plan for Jurgen Klopp and Co., is to go two points clear and put the pressure back on Man City ahead of their trip to Elland Road to face Leeds United later on Saturday (WATCH HERE). Liverpool are red-hot, with 12 wins from their last 13 Premier League games (12W-1D-0L). The lone draw came, of course, against Manchester City and is the reason that, even in the event the Reds win out to finish the season, they still might not win the title.
Newcastle (43 points – 9th place), meanwhile, are making a last-second push for a top-half finish after seeing a massive form improvement from Boxing Day onward (10W-3D-3L in their last 16 games) under Eddie Howe, including four straight victories heading into their clash with Liverpool. Newcastle began the season with a 1W-7D-10L record through 18 games.
How to watch Newcastle vs Liverpool live, stream link and start time
Kickoff: 7:30 am ET, Saturday
TV: USA Network
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com
Newcastle team news, injuries, lineup (INJURY REPORT)
QUESTIONABLE: Kieran Trippier (foot), Callum Wilson (calf) | OUT: Ryan Fraser (hamstring), Isaac Hayden (knee), Jamal Lewis (groin)
Liverpool team news, injuries, lineup
QUESTIONABLE: Roberto Firmino (ankle), Curtis Jones (illness), Konstantinos Tsimikas (illness)