The title race this Premier League season has been a heart-pounding, pulsating affair and as we approach the home straight, things remain exceptionally claustrophobic at the summit. As it stands, Liverpool are in second with five games to go, but they remain just that single point below leaders Manchester City.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have been in simply scintillating form of late, not only taking down opponents but doing so in emphatic fashion, claiming another comfortable scalp in midweek as Champions League semi-finalists Villarreal struggled to lay a glove on them. It was as one-sided as a certain bout at Wembley last Saturday.
Attention swiftly returns to the Premier League and an interesting match-up against a Newcastle side very much riding the crest of a wave themselves. The nouveau riche Tynesiders have been naturally inspired by an unprecedented injection of wealth and a handful of new signings in the January transfer window.
Under Eddie Howe’s stewardship, the Magpies have comfortably steered themselves clear of relegation danger and now enter this contest having won 10 of their previous 14 contests, including four straight victories. Serious progress was suppose to start next season, but Howe fast-tracked the progress of Newcastle’s new era.
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Newcastle vs Liverpool match stats
For all the scintillating, rhythmic passing patterns of Klopp’s full-throttle brand, Liverpool have actually scored a league-high 14 headed goals in the Premier League this season. It’s the fourth consecutive campaign they’ve scored 14+ headers, with their 65 in total since the start of 2018/19 at least 18 more than any other side.
But, of course, on the ground they’re not bad either. No player has both scored and assisted in more different Premier League games this season than Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (six), while Sadio Mane has bagged three goals in his last four appearances against Newcastle and will be looking to extend that streak here.
16 Dec 2021 – Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle – Premier League
24 Apr 2021 – Liverpool 1-1 Newcastle – Premier League
30 Dec 2020 – Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool – Premier League
26 Jul 2020 – Newcastle 1-3 Liverpool – Premier League
14 Sep 2019 – Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle – Premier League
Newcastle are winless in their last 10 Premier League meetings with Liverpool, since a 2-0 victory in December 2015, and the latest defeat came just before the festive period at Anfield, in which goals from Diogo Jota, Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold separated the sides.
Where are Liverpool tipped to finish this season?
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