Some surprises in the starting line-up today with Loic Remy missing the final game of the season, having picked up a knock in training, and Shola Ameobi comes in up front, so we’ll have some difficulty scoring goals, with Newcastle having scored only one goal in the previous 12 games Remy has missed this season.
Liverpool have Premier League Player of the Season Luis Suarez starting with Daniel Sturridge up front, and former Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson returns from a three match suspension..
Liverpool: (4-3-3): Simon Mignolet; Glen Johnson, Martin Skrtel, Daniel Agger, Jon Flanagan; Jordan Henderson, Steven Gerrard (c), Joe Allen; Raheem Sterling, Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge
Substitutes: Brad Jones, Kolo Toure, Mamadou Sakho, Aly Cissokho, Lucas, Philippe Coutinho, Iago Aspas
Newcastle (4-4-1-1): Tim Krul; Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Massadio Haidara; Mathieu Debuchy, Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote, Yoan Gouffran; Moussa Sissoko; Shola Ameobi
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Davide Santon, Paul Dummett, Lubomir Satka, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Sammy Ameobi, Luuk de Jong
Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)
We don’t expect too much out of this game today at Anfield, and of course we haven’t won there since 1994, so we are just hoping we can come out today with a decent enough result.
A key to the game is how long can our defense hold out before conceding the first goal – as we said we are not too confident today.