League leaders Liverpool will take on Newcastle on Boxing day. The Magpies manager Rafael Benitez will be coming back to Anfield, after spending 6 season at the helm of the Merseysiders.
Liverpool vs Newcastle Head to Head
|Last 20 H2H games||Last 10 games at Liverpool||Last meeting|
|Liverpool||11 W/ 4 D/ 5 L||8 W/ 2 D/ 0 L||w|
|Newcastle||5 W/ 4 D/ 11 L||0 W/ 2 D/ 8 L||L|
Worth mentioning: The last time when one of the sides managed to score more than 2 times in the game was back in 2013 when Liverpool ran riot and won 0-6. Since then the sides have met 8 times. Only 4 of the last 10 games played at Anfield have seen both teams scoring.
Last game between the teams: 03.03.2018 Liverpool – Newcastle 2:0; Salah 40’, Mane 55’
Last game at this venue: 03.03.2018 Liverpool – Newcastle 2:0; Salah 40’, Mane 55’
Liverpool vs Newcastle Stats
as of: 22.12.2018
|Last game||Last 10|
|Liverpool||WIN||8 W/ 0 D/ 2 L||5 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
|Newcastle||22.12.2018 ?||4 W/ 3 D/ 3 L||2 W/ 2 D/ 1 L|
Worth mentioning: Liverpool are on a run of 6 straight wins at home across all competitions. They have kept 6 clean sheets in their last 10 home games, while scoring 20 times (averaging 2 goals per game). Newcastle are on a 4 game unbeaten streak away from home. They have managed to score in 4 of the last 5 times when playing as visitors.
Last game Liverpool: 21.12.2018 Wolverhampton – Liverpool 0:2; Salah 18’, Van Dijk 68’
Last game Newcastle: 15.12.2018 Huddersfield – Newcastle 0-1; Rondon 55’
Top performers Liverpool: Mohamed Salah is hitting top form once again. In the last game against Wolverhampton he managed to both score and assist. So far this season he has managed 11 goals and 5 assists. Sadio Mane is behind with 7 goals.
Top performers Newcastle: Salomon Rondon is on 4 goals and 2 assists.
Liverpool vs Newcastle News
Missing players Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp will have to do without Keita, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Gomez, Chamberlain and Brewster.
Missing players Newcastle: Clark, Shelvey, Fernandez and Darlow.
Liverpool vs Newcastle Predictions
Liverpool to win
Both teams to score – NO