Confirmed: Liverpool v Newcastle lineups - Sturridge missed out with injury

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Here is how Liverpool and Newcastle will line up for tonight's clash at Anfield...

Liverpool will be looking to end a run of two successive Premier League defeats when they face Newcastle United tonight.

After losing to Manchester United and Arsenal, Liverpool need to win tonight - especially given that Manchester City's loss at Manchester United means they now have a chance of breaking into the top four again.

It's hard to figure out what formation Brendan Rodgers is using tonight, but he could revert to a back four after the injury to Mamadou Sakho, whilst Daniel Sturridge misses out through injury yet again, with Jordon Ibe returning to the starting line-up.

The Reds will be boosted by the fact that opponents Newcastle are in dire form, and have now lost five of the last six games - including the disastrous 1-0 defeat to North East rivals Sunderland last week.

Interim manager John Carver has blown his big audition to become the permanent Magpies boss, but a win tonight would go a long way to restoring some confidence at St. James' Park.

Right back Daryl Janmaat appears to be playing at centre back, with Carver bereft of defensive options, whilst 19-year-old defender Jamie Sterry is on the bench.

Liverpool lineup

Starting:

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Glen Johnson
  • Dejan Lovren
  • Alberto Moreno
  • Joe Allen
  • Emre Can
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Jordon Ibe
  • Lucas Leiva
  • Raheem Sterling

Substitutes: Bradley Jones, Javier Manquillo, Kolo Touré, Cameron Brannagan, Fabio Borini, Rickie Lambert, Lazar Markovic.

Newcastle lineup

Starting:

  • Tim Krul
  • Daryl Janmaat
  • Ryan Taylor
  • Michael Williamson
  • Mehdi Abeid
  • Vurnon Anita
  • Rémy Cabella
  • Jack Colback
  • Gabriel Obertan
  • Moussa Sissoko
  • Ayoze Pérez

Substitutes: Robert Elliot, Jamie Sterry, Jonás Gutiérrez, Adam Armstrong, Emmanuel Rivière, Yoan Gouffran, Sammy Ameobi.

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