Newcastle vs Liverpool official line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture tonight

Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk were already long-term absentees and Joel Matip has again joined them on the sidelines after suffering an adductor problem in the second half against the Baggies. Even so, Liverpool have only lost once all season in the Premier League and will be massive favourites against a Newcastle team who have been extremely defensive-minded in matches against the top teams this term.

Inconsistencies have blighted all the top-flight sides in recent weeks, but even so there are critics about the manner of defeat the Magpies have suffered against the likes of Leeds United and, most recently, Manchester City.

Here is everything you need to know:

When is it and what time is kick-off?

The match will begin at 8pm on Wednesday 30 December at St James’ Park.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The game will be broadcast on Amazon Prime. 

New subscribers will be able to watch all the matches for free due to Amazon’s 30-day trial, which can be cancelled at any time. After the trial ends, a subscription will cost £7.99 per month or £79 per year.

Matches can be streamed online and on TV via the Prime Video app, Fire TV, games consoles, BT TV, Apple TV, Virgin’s V6 TV Box, Chromecast, TalkTalkTV and online.

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Newcastle: Darlow; Yedlin, Fernandez, Schar, Clark, Ritchie; Hayden, Longstaff, Murphy, Joelinton; Wilson

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Fabinho, Robertson; Milner, Henderson, Jones; Mane, Salah, Firmino


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