Vurnon Anita, Steven Taylor, Papiss Cisse And Demba Ba Start


Steven Taylor has been recalled in place of Mike Williamson, Demba Ba is fit and teams with Papiss Cisse up front, and forgotten man Vurnon Anita is recalled to the Newcastle side against Liverpool today.

It looks like Danny Simpson must have picked up a knock and Anita is in at right back, where he’s played very well for Newcastle this season.

James Perch continues in defensive midfield for the suspended Cheick Tiote, and we could see Perch and Anita switch positions at some time during the game today.

This is a strong Newcastle side today, and it’s good that Demba Ba passed his fitness test, and maybe we can pick up all 3 points today.

It seems a little unfortunate that Mike Williamson has lost his place, but we assume Steven Taylor has been looking very good in training this week.

The bench is strong with 19 year-old Bigirimana returning, and the Ameobi brothers are both subs today, along with the in-form winger Gabby Obertan.

For Liverpool, former Middlesbrough goalkeeper Brad Jones continues in goal, with Pepe Reina still out injured, and Jose Enrique starts at left back for the Reds, and will be up against Hatem Ben Arfa.

That should be an interesting match-up.

We need the win today.

Howay The Lads!!

Teams:

Liverpool (4-2-3-1): Brad Jones; Andre Wisdom, Martin Skrtel, Daniel Agger, Jose Enrique; Joe Allen, Nuri Sahin; Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard (c), Suso; Luis Suarez
Substitutes: Peter Gulacsi, Sebastian Coates, Jamie Carragher, Jordan Henderson, Jonjo Shelvey, Oussama Assaidi, Stewart Downing

Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Vurnon Anita, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Hatem Ben Arfa, James Perch, Yohan Cabaye, Jonas Gutierrez; Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba
Substitutes: Steve Harper, Shane Ferguson, Mike Williamson, Gael Bigirimana, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi



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331 comments so far

  • toonLYF

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #1

    louisbowes@hotmail.co.uk – Medium mate, that would be excellent. (the new green one)

    Also what a job!

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  • bills-son

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #2

    Daily Mail must have inside info!

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  • Burni

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #3

    Good team. fingers crossed, breath held

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  • IITianToon

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #4

    4-4-2 but this very team can play 4-4-2 or no? Perch and Jonas as DM??

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  • IITianToon

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #5

    4-4-2 but this very team can play 4-3-3 no? Perch and Jonas as DM??

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  • niafron

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #6

    Anita did not play since alot of time however.

    It’s a gamble, but maybe a good one…

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  • toonLYF

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #7

    on paper – the strongest team we’ve put out since the spurs game i’d say.

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  • MUTINYbyLEMONS

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #8

    What happened to Simpson? Not on the bench

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  • nick_9

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #9

    Simpson no even on the bench, wonder I he picked up a knock. I guess if Anita is being hammered santon can go rb and then either Jonas or ferguson at lb. Bit short on fullbacks but Anita has looked ok playing there so far. Bit gutted we are still using Jonas as a winger and not a DM/bench.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #10

    Bindippers have a fair few youngsters in there squad and no riena!

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  • niafron

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #11

    4-3-3?

    So Ba on the left again?

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  • toonbrother

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #12

    hope this means ba starts on the left.

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #13

    I was really hoping that Ferguson would get a start. Looks like a pretty standard team with Perch in for Tiote and Anita for Simmo. We’ve just got to start the game in the right way and we’ve got a real chance. Gerrard, Stirling and Suarez worry me the most – Perch will have his work cut out. Would love to see Cisse among the goals today, will need to play better in the final 3rd than vs Brom. Reckon Pards will have us pumped though, could be a thrilling game.

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  • toonbrother

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #14

    whats happened to simpson

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  • Marty-Toon

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #15

    Would rather have Fergie on there instead of Jonas

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  • toonbrother

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #16

    Ba needs to accept the best line up has him on the left. If he has a problem with how hes being deployed, he’s free to leave

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #17

    So we’re going with the 2 STs with a proven limited supply line, again.

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  • MagPieMan

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #18

    Good team to put out, in my opinion. Can change formation easily with Anita perch and Jonas all capable of playing defensive mid and fullback. No doubt that we’ll change it up to 4231 or 451 sometime during the game. Slightly disappointed with Cisse and Ba playing together, as they seem to have no connection at all. But i guess they can only get better by playing together.

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  • geordie157

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #19

    Surely it’s 433, if Anita struggles at right back he can move to midfield with santon right and Jonas left back. Hope we give it a go from the off.

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  • toonking

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #20

    well 4-3-3 seems to be the line up but am still gutted ferguson is still not being allowed to start as for the front 3 well i hope it goes HBA cisse ba otherwise we may be be only really doing creation on the right again.

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  • breno95

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #21

    A better 11 than expected. Did have worries Shola was going to be named.
    Would rather have had an extra midfielder out of Oba or Fergie which would have allowed for HBA to play just behind Ba and Cabaye a more ACM role with Jonas & Perch in the CDM roles.
    Although Ed’s suggesting it’s 442 it could be a 433 set up. Will only know that when the game starts.
    Here’s hoping for a solid display with pressing and energy from the off.

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #22

    Looks like a 4-4-2 to me, though there is potential to change things about with the same 11 players.

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  • Super Magpie

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #23

    Don’t know what to make of this line up.
    If its 442 then we are making things much more difficult for ourselves.
    If its 4-3-3 with Perch,Jonas and Cabaye in CM then I’m satisfied.

    It’s about time we end this Anfield jinx.
    HWTL!!!!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #24

    •Since 25 February all of Newcastle’s league goals have been scored by players whose surnames begin with the letters A, B or C (excluding own goals).
    What a useless piece of information.

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  • Tino99

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #25

    sky has packed up where can i watch this online?

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  • seancavaz

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #26

    —————-Krul————
    Anita–Taylor colo——-santon
    —————perch—————–
    HBA—Cabaye—–jonas—-Ba
    ————–Cisse—————–

    Personally that’s how I see it

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  • Tino99

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #27

    where can i watch the game online\?

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  • nick_9

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #28

    Simmo back on the bench now for bigi

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  • roblee7

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #29

    toonLYF – sorry mate, replied this on last page:

    toonLYF – cheers, will defo get you one. I know, he has the prototypes for shirts that will be released in 3-4 years time. The current AC Milan home shirt I seen 3 years ago when I met him for a music festival over there. I must admit, I do hate him in a way(haha, not really, just jealous!), I think that would be a dream job, although I think they have alot of pressure when have timescales to work to and ideas don’t work, etc. Thats probs why we end up with some crap shirts, just real last minute jobs I guess! I’ll email yer when I get the shirt.

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  • toonLYF

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #30

    Jail – good job 6 of our starting 11 consist of surnames starting with either of those letters.

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #31

    Tino99

    Someone will probably give you a link but I’d just google ‘Liverpool vs Newcastle stream’ and you should find something.

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  • geordie157

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #32

    Be glad when the game starts, QPR vs reading is alright, but lacking prem quality.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #33

    repost: I really hope that Ba and Cisse can link up well together. They haven’t yet apart from the odd game. If they do they will be a lethal partnership. Maybe they are best replacing each other when one is doing badly but with quality like that we need them both on the pitch. If they could score in the same match regularly we could be giving young Adam Campbell more game time in the dying minutes of a match to really scare defenders with his pace and accelerate his development.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #34

    Tino99,
    Somebody will post a link when the game starts,I’m having to watch it with an Italian commentary.

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  • Brutooon

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #35

    will perch or anita at right back?

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  • niafron

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #36

    Not sure to see Ba on the left…

    Last week, we played with Beny on the left and a new guy on the right.

    The lad is called Noone and i hope the transfer fee wasn’t high.

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  • seancavaz

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #37

    Google first row sports, never fails to have at least 4+ links

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #38

    ToonLYF
    Indeed.

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  • toonLYF

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #39

    roblee…

    much appreciated mate, but aye as a graphic designer i can’t think of a better job, working in Germany, and working for Adidas. I’ve always took a huge interest in kit designs and even used to enter SAFC competitions they held for fans (which obviously i am not) to design their up coming away shirts. I actually finished second one year, was beaten by the baby blue shirt they had circa 2004? Funny enough the shirt i designed was almost a carbon copy of their current away one.

    Think i’ma claim copyright, to add to their current misery of not being able to get a shot on target 😀

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 4, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #40

    Good line-up, my only complain Gutierrez starting instead of Ferguson or Sammy.

    HBA vs Enrique should be very interesting 🙂

    HWTL

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