The Reds to keep 100% start alive
Who can forget some of the classic 90s match-ups between these two. Will we be served up another cracker or will Liverpool stroll to success in the early kick-off? Have a read of our preview here:
Perfect start for the Reds
Liverpool have got their season off to the perfect start thanks to four straight wins in the Premier League. Some might not be that surprised given the quality at their disposal and also considering the fact that they have had a reasonably easy group of fixtures but it is still impressive.
People will also forget that Jurgen Klopp’s pre-season was massively disrupted by both the Copa America and the Africa Cup of Nations which saw his leading stars all feature and therefore miss valuable training time before the Premier League kicked off.
They do miss Alisson and have only kept one clean-sheet so far but getting the points on the board and back into the routine of winning top-flight games is far more important.
The 3-0 win against Burnley exemplified the standards the players set for themselves with Sadio Mane’s much-publicised outburst making the headline even though the Reds registered a comfortable win.
The performances of Roberto Firmino have been exceptional with the Brazilian registering more shots per game than any other top-flight player while bagging two assists.
Mo Salah has three goals and two assists to make an impressive start to the campaign and the exploits of Virgil van Dijk are already covered more than enough but in case you’ve been living in a cave on a remote mountain, on a different planet, he’s been pretty good.
Bruce slowly winning people over
After starting the season with back-to-back defeats, the Magpies are starting to find their feet. The 1-0 win at Tottenham will have done wonders for Bruce and his player confidence and the fact that club-record signing Joelinton bagged the winner, was a massive bonus.
This Newcastle side is a far cry from the glorious Keegan days and people have to remember that Bruce is working in a difficult environment. The point at Watford was also pretty decent given the start they made and given that three of their next five fixtures are against top-six sides from last season, it could a little harder before it gets better.
Liverpool v Newcastle betting tip
Even though Newcastle are not the pushovers many were pretending they were going to be, this is not a game where they are likely to find much success. Liverpool have such a wonderful attacking side, backing them to win by three or more goals at odds of 7/2 is the only sensible option here.