As widely expected, Newcastle field an unchanged side from the one that got a point at Blackpool last week.
Of course this game at Anfield is likely to be a lot tougher than the Blackpool game last weekend, and Newcastle will need to be somewhere near their best to get a point today.
Tim Krul continues in goal, with Steve Harper on the bench despite being declared fit following his knee injury, and Tim now has a chance to become number one goalkeeper at Newcastle.
It’s good news that captain Kevin Nolan is OK and keeps his place in the side against his home-town club, despite picking up a knock last Saturday.
On the bench highly regarded teenager Shane Ferguson replaces Stephen Ireland, with the Irish midfielder now back at Villa Park, after sustaining an injury that will keep him out for the rest of the season.
Andy Carroll is on the subs bench for Liverpool, and Glen Johnson returns to the starting line-up, but Andy may still be injured and may not get onto the field.
This is a very tough game for our boys, and we’d be happy with a point.
Howay The Lads!!
Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Flanagan, Carragher (c), Skrtel, Lucas, Spearing, Maxi, Meireles, Kuyt, Suarez
Subs: Gulacsi, Kyrgiakos, Robinson, Shelvey, Cole, Ngog, Carroll
Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Enrique, Joey Barton, Tiote, Nolan (c), Gutierrez, Ameobi, Lovenkrands
Subs: Harper, Perch, Taylor (S), Taylor (R), Ferguson, Ranger, Kuqi