Rampant Liverpool take aim at Newcastle

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2020-21 English Premier League
Matchday 16 of 38
Newcastle United vs Liverpool

St James’ Park
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Wednesday, 30 December 2020
Kick-off is at 22:00 CAT

Defending champions Liverpool will be hoping to end a historical year with another commanding away win when they take aim at Newcastle United in a 2020-21 English Premier league match on Wednesday evening.

The Reds ended a five-game winless run on the road with a 7-0 thumping of Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park to move four points clear atop the league standings and albeit overjoyed by the result, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp refused to get carried away.

“I don’t feel satisfaction or whatever. I am happy in the moment, absolutely, because it was just a top game, but it makes no sense to be over the moon about something but the challenges don’t get smaller,” said Klopp in the aftermath.

“I don’t think that we have to make this kind of prediction – how much more will come after a 7-0. If you want to reach whatever in this league or in football in general, you have to be really consistent.

“But the majority of the season is still to come, so it’s not about how much more we can do. We just have to be ready on each matchday to find a way to win this specific game. That’s not decided if we will do that. We will try it with all we have but we will see later on this season,” he concluded.

Newcastle are unbeaten in two home matches following a 1-1 draw versus Fulham before Christmas. The Magpies, though, haven’t beaten Liverpool at St James’ Park in five years.

Liverpool recorded a 3-1 win over Newcastle in the corresponding fixture last season. Dwight Gayle fired the hosts in front within the opening minute but goals from Virgil van Dijk, Divock Origi and Sadio Mane spearheaded the visitors to all three points and a fifth straight win over Newcastle in the Premier League.

 

Newcastle United vs Liverpool head-to-head statistics:

Matches played: 154
Newcastle United wins: 42
Liverpool wins: 74
Draws: 38

 

English Premier League fixtures, matchday 16:

 

Monday, 28 December  

 

17:00 – Crystal Palace vs Leicester City

19:30 – Chelsea vs Aston Villa

22:00 – Everton vs Manchester City

 

Tuesday, 29 December 

 

20:00 – Brighton & Hove Albion vs Arsenal

20:00 – Southampton vs West Ham United

20:00 – West Brom vs Leeds United

20:00 – Burnley vs Sheffield United

22:00 – Manchester United vs Wolves

 

Wednesday, 30 December 

 

20:00 – Tottenham Hotspur vs Fulham

22:00 – Newcastle United vs Liverpool