Newcastle away for Klopp’s hated early kick-off is a possible banana skin for Liverpool despite rampant Reds’ form

LIVERPOOL’S journey to Newcastle has all of the hallmarks of a possible banana pores and skin.

Sure, the Reds are unbeaten within the Premier League since December 28.

APLiverpool and Newcastle will kick off at 12.30pm on Saturday at St James’ Park[/caption]

ReutersBruno Guimaraes has been making loads of noise in current weeks[/caption]

Sure, they’ve received 12 and drawn two in that point.

And sure, they’ve conceded simply six objectives in that point.

But when Jurgen Klopp may decide one fixture to have this weekend, this might be fairly near the underside.

The German has made it completely clear time and time once more how a lot he hates the 12.30pm Saturday lunchtime kick-off on BT Sport after Champions League motion on Wednesday evening.

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Lest we neglect West Ham and Leicester have primarily finished the identical all season lengthy with their Sunday 2pm video games after European competitors on Thursdays.

And though the 2-0 win over Villarreal was at Anfield, the bodily and emotional toll of kicking off in that semi-final 64 hours earlier can’t be underestimated.

Add to the combination Newcastle’s kind, particularly at residence, and this is not going to be a straightforward three factors in Liverpool’s pursuit of catching Manchester Metropolis and successful the title.

Eddie Howe’s men have won four matches on the bounce, transport only one, and their final six on the cauldron that’s St James’ Park to fireplace them as much as ninth.

Victory on Saturday can be the primary time the Toon have received 5 residence Premier League matches in a row since November 2014 below Alan Pardew, which included a 1-0 win over Liverpool.

And so they come into this one recent with no match since final Saturday plus Bruno Guimaraes in red-hot kind.

The Brazilian has been concerned in 4 objectives in his final three Premier League appearances, scoring three and aiding one.

Regardless of solely making his debut for the membership in February, solely Allan Saint-Maximin (5) and Callum Wilson (six) can higher Guimaraes’ tally of 4 league objectives this season.

But when Liverpool are going to overhaul Metropolis, they know they must be faultless from right here till Might 22.

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They’re reliant on Pep Guardiola’s aspect dropping factors alongside the way in which – and Klopp will probably be determined to take full benefit.

A win at St James’ would see the Etihad aspect start their night conflict away at Leeds trailing their rivals by two factors and at the least 5 objectives. Taking part in first is actually an enormous increase.

Liverpool have solely misplaced twice this season, though each of these got here away from residence – surprisingly 3-2 at West Ham and 1-0 at Leicester.

They do, nevertheless, boast a nice document towards Newcastle, unbeaten of their final ten towards the Magpies together with 4 away and a 3-1 comeback win at Anfield in December.

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Klopp, recent from signing a new contract on Thursday, has loads of choice selections to make – his staff tackle Villarreal within the second leg in Spain on Tuesday.

That 2-0 benefit, coupled with nonetheless combating on three fronts and understanding he can’t afford to even draw, means the boss might deliver Joel Matip, Naby Keita and Diogo Jota in from the begin to assist rotate just a little by way of the pitch with out disrupting the circulation of a rampant Reds successful system.

ReutersJurgen Klopp might hand Naby Keita a beginning spot[/caption]

EPAJonjo Shelvey will probably be eyeing an upset following his objective within the reverse match[/caption]

ReutersAyoze Perez sparked wild scenes together with his winner in November 2014[/caption]LIVERPOOL’S journey to Newcastle has all of the hallmarks of a possible banana pores and skin. Sure, the Reds are unbeaten within the Premier League since December 28. Sure, they’ve received 12 and drawn two in that point. And sure, they’ve conceded simply six objectives in that point. But when Jurgen Klopp may decide one fixturePremier League – newest information, switch rumours, outcomes and fixtures |The Solar