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Florian Lejeune And Isaac Hayden Both Start At Southampton – Merino On Bench

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just named his side to face Southampton at St. Mary's this afternoon. Rafa goes up against his assistant at Liverpool for the last two years and at [...]

Javier Manquillo And Jonjo Shelvey Start Against Liverpool – Joselu Leads The Line

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just named his side to face his former club Liverpool at St. James' Park this afternoon. Here is the team that has just been put out on [...]

Liverpool at Newcastle 10.01.17

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11:30am ET, live in the US on NBC Sports

Last four head-to-head:
2-2 (h) 04.23.16
0-2 Newcastle (a) 12.06.15
2-0 Liverpool (h) 04.13.15
0-1 Newcastle (a) 11.01.14

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 1-1 Spartak (a); 3-2 Leicester (a); 0-2 Leicester (a)
Newcastle: 0-1 Brighton (a); 2-1 Stoke (h); 1-0 Swansea (a)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Salah 4; Mané 3; Firmino 2; Coutinho, Henderson, Sturridge 1
Newcastle: Lascelles 2; Atsu, Clark, Joselu, Mitrovic 1

Referee: Craig Pawson (LFC History) (WhoScored)

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Trent A-A Matip Klavan Moreno
Wijnaldum Henderson Coutinho
Salah Firmino Mane

September's over.

No Changes For Tough Game At Brighton

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Rafa Benitez has just announced his team for the tough game at the Amex Stadium against Brighton & Hove Albion this afternoon. Here's the team as just put out on the Newcastle [...]

DeAndre Yedlin, Chancel Mbemba And Christian Atsu All Start Against Stoke City

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Rafa Benitez has just announced his team for the tough game against Stoke City at St. James' Park this afternoon. Newcastle will be trying to win their third game in a row [...]

There Could Be This One Change In Starting Line-Up Against Stoke City

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Rafa gave a positive update on the injuries at Newcastle during his press conference this afternoon, and only Paul Dummett and Sadio Haidara are not fit for the game. That means Chancel [...]

Jacob Murphy, Mikel Merino And Jesus Gamez All Start At Swansea City

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Newcastle have just released the team that will play Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium this afternoon and manager Rafa Benitez will not be in attendance because of discomfort caused by a [...]

Joselu And Mbemba Both Start Against West Ham United

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Rafa Benitez has just named his side for the tough game against West Ham United this afternoon where Newcastle will be trying to get their first win of the season after three [...]

Darlow, Hanley, Gamez, Saivet, Sterry, Murphy, And Mitrovic All Start

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Rafa Benitez has just named his team to play Nottingham Forest tonight in the second round of the League Cup, and as expected there are many changes from the side that lost [...]

This Could Be Rafa’s Starting Eleven Against Forest Tonight

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It's going to be difficult to forecast what the starting eleven will be tonight for the second round of the Carabao Cup against in-form Nottingham Forest. But Rafa will give some of [...]

Mikel Merino Starts In Place Of Shelvey At Huddersfield

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Rafa Benitez has just names his Newcastle team to take on Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium this afternoon. Here's the team as put out on the Newcastle Twitter account. TEAM [...]

Can Newcastle Get Their First Win At Huddersfield?

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Newcastle again has the early afternoon game on Sunday, and it's out first away game against fellow promoted side Huddersfield Town. The Terriers got off to an excellent start to the season [...]

Newcastle At Full Strength Against Tottenham This Afternoon

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just named his side for our first Premier League game of the season against Spurs this afternoon. Here's the team as put out on the Newcastle Twitter [...]

Newcastle Fans Split On The Result Today Against Spurs

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It's hard to get much closer than a three way split at around33% for a win, 33% for a draw and 33% for a defeat but that's close to what the results [...]

Rafa – My Commitment Is 100% With Newcastle – I’m Focused From First Game To The Last

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Rafa Benitez had just given his press conference for the game at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon. Rafa has come out and told everybody he is 100% committed to Newcastle [...]

Poll – How Will Newcastle Fare Against Tottenham?

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The last time we played Tottenham at home in the Premier League was a yearago last May when we took them apart 5-1. And even though we were down to 10 men [...]

Is This Rafa’s Team For Our First Big Test Against Tottenham?

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We are almost ready to embark on another season with Newcastle, and it's a big step up from a year ago when we played Fulham at Craven Cottage last August in the [...]

Darlow, Colback, De Jong And Mitrovic Start At Mainz

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just named his side for the fourth pre-season friendly of pre-season against Mainz 04 in Germany this afternoon. We now have three friendlies coming up in a [...]

Liverpool

United can win this time vs Liverpool at Anfield

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Liverpool v Manchester United fixture has always been considered as one of the biggest match of the footballing calendar. For decades Liverpool and Manchester United have been the two most consistent...

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Liverpool v Manchester United 10.15.17

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7:30am ET, live in the US on NBC Sports

Last four head-to-head:
1-1 (a) 01.15.17
0-0 (h) 10.17.16
1-1 (a; Europa League) 03.17.16
2-0 (h; Europa League) 03.10.16

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 1-1 Newcastle (a); 1-1 Spartak (a); 3-2 Leicester (a)
United: 4-0 Palace (h); 4-1 CSKA Moscow (a); 1-0 Southampton (a)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Salah 4; Mané 3; Coutinho, Firmino 2; Henderson, Sturridge 1
United: Lukaku 7; Fellaini, Martial 3; Pogba, Rashford 2; Bailly, Mkhitaryan, Valencia 1

Referee: Martin Atkinson (LFC History) (WhoScored)

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Trent A-A Matip Lovren Moreno
Wijnaldum Henderson Can
Salah Firmino Coutinho

The international break was good, because it was nearly two full weeks without Liverpool drama.

Match Preview: Liverpool V Manchester United

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It's the big one on Saturday (well, the big one if you're a wool like me from the Midlands). Liverpool welcome Manchester United to Anfield this weekend and since at least Monday this week I've felt the venom bubbling.

Since I was a kid this has always been the match I most look forward to in a Premier League season, there is no team I enjoy beating more than Manchester United.

Reds Travel To Moscow

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After an eventful 3-2 win over Leicester in the league on Saturday, Liverpool travel to Russia on Tuesday evening as they prepare to face Spartak Moscow in the Champions League.
Despite winning the league last year Spartak haven't started in great fashion with just one win from their last seven matches in all competitions.

Liverpool at Spartak Moscow 09.26.17

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2:45pm ET, live in the US on Fox Sports 2

Previous CL matches:
Liverpool: 2-2 Sevilla (h); 4-2 Hoffenheim (h), 2-1 Hoffenheim (a)
Spartak: 1-1 Maribor (a)

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 3-2 Leicester (a); 0-2 Leicester (a); 1-1 Burnley (h)
Spartak: 2-2 Anzhi (h); 2-0 Kuban Krasnodar (a); 2-2 Tosno (a)

Goalscorers (Europe):
Liverpool: Can, Firmino, Salah 2; Alexander-Arnold 1
Spartak: Samedov 1

Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)

Turpin was in charge of Liverpool's 2015-16 Europe League win over Augsburg, giving Liverpool a penalty to score its lone goal of the tie.

Liverpool at Leicester 09.23.17

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12:30pm ET, live in the US on NBC

Last four head-to-head:
0-2 Leicester (a; League Cup) 09.19.17
1-3 Leicester (a) 02.27.17
4-1 Liverpool (h) 09.10.16
0-2 Leicester (a) 02.02.16

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 0-2 Leicester (a); 1-1 Burnley (h); 2-2 Sevilla (h)
Burnley: 2-0 Liverpool (h); 1-1 Huddersfield (a); 1-2 Chelsea (h)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Mané, Salah 3; Firmino 2; Sturridge 1
Leicester: Vardy 4; Okazaki 2; Maguire 1

Referee: Anthony Taylor (LFC History) (WhoScored)

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Trent A-A Gomez Klavan Moreno
Wijnaldum Henderson Can
Salah Firmino Coutinho

Only one match left to go on Sadio Mané's suspension.

Liverpool v Burnley 09.16.17

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10am ET, live in the US on NBC Sports Gold

Last four head-to-head:
2-1 Liverpool (h) 03.12.17
0-2 Burnley (a) 08.20.16
2-0 Liverpool (h) 03.04.15
1-0 Liverpool (a) 12.26.14

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 2-2 Sevilla (h); 0-5 City (a); 4-0 Arsenal (h)
Burnley: 1-0 Palace (h); 1-1 Tottenham (a); 2-0 Blackburn (a)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Mané 3; Firmino, Salah 2; Sturridge 1
Burnley: Vokes, Wood 2; Ward 1

Referee: Roger East (LFC History) (WhoScored)

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Trent A-A Matip Lovren Robertson
Alex O-C Henderson Wijnaldum
Salah Firmino Coutinho

As against Crystal Palace two weeks ago, there will be rotation.

Liverpool V Arsenal

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Liverpool welcome Arsenal to Anfield on Sunday afternoon as they look to collect another win in the Premier League. The Reds started the season with a draw against Watford but managed to collect all three points against Palace in a 1-0 victory.

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Liverpool v Arsenal 08.27.17

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11am ET, live in the US on NBC Sports

Last four head-to-head:
3-1 Liverpool (h) 03.04.17
4-3 Liverpool (a) 08.14.16
3-3 (h) 01.13.16
0-0 (a) 08.24.15

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 4-2 Hoffenheim (h); 1-0 Palace (h); 2-1 Hoffenheim (a)
Arsenal: 0-1 Stoke (a); 4-3 Leicester (h); 1-1 Chelsea aet [4-1 pens] (n)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Mané 2; Firmino, Salah 1
Arsenal: Giroud, Lacazette, Ramsey, Welbeck 1

Referee: Martin Atkinson (LFC History) (WhoScored)

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Trent A-A Matip Lovren Moreno
Can Henderson Wijnaldum
Salah Firmino Mané

As before Hoffenheim, as against Palace, the starting XI calculus is totally dependent upon players' fitness and potential need for rotation.

Liverpool v Hoffenheim 08.23.17

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Liverpool lead 2-1 on aggregate

2:45pm ET, live in the US on Fox Sports 1

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 1-0 Palace (h); 2-1 Hoffenheim (a); 3-3 Watford (a)
Hoffenheim: 1-0 Bremen (h); 1-2 Liverpool (h); 1-0 Rot-Weiß Erfurt (a)

Goalscorers (all):
Liverpool: Mané 2; Alexander-Arnold, Firmino, Salah 1
Hoffenheim: Amiri, Kramaric, Uth 1

Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA)

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Trent A-A Matip Lovren Robertson
Can Henderson Milner
Salah Firmino Mané

I'd expect to see at least three of those rested against Crystal Palace to come back into the XI: Emre Can, Salah, and Alexander-Arnold.

Liverpool v Crystal Palace 08.19.17

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10am ET, live in the US on NBC Sports

Last four head-to-head:
1-2 Palace (h) 04.23.17
4-2 Liverpool (a) 10.29.16
2-1 Liverpool (a) 03.06.16
2-1 Palace (h) 11.08.15

Last matches:
Liverpool: 2-1 Hoffenheim (a); 3-3 Watford (a)
Palace: 0-3 Huddersfield (h)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Firmino, Mané, Salah 1
Palace: n/a

Referee: Kevin Friend (LFC History) (WhoScored)

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Trent A-A Matip Lovren Moreno
Wijnaldum Henderson Can
Salah Firmino Mané

It's hard to see where any changes to the starting XI might come.

Champions League Qualifier | Hoffenheim v Liverpool

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❓: Champions League first play-off round, first leg

Liverpool 3-3 Watford

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Goals:
Okaka 8
Mané 29'
Doucoure 32'
Firmino 55' [pen]
Salah 57'
Britos 90+3'

I can't even anything right now. Football must be back. Liverpool are absolutely back.

It is going to be a long damn season, for both better and worse.

Of course we get a microcosm of Liverpool in the opening match, the full spectrum of Liverpool in the opening match.

Liverpool at Watford 08.12.17

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7:30am ET, live in the US on NBC Sports

Last four head-to-head:
1-0 Liverpool (a) 05.01.17
6-1 Liverpool (h) 11.06.16
2-0 Liverpool (h) 05.08.16
0-3 Watford (a) 12.20.15

Last three preseason matches:
Liverpool: 3-0 Athletic (n); 1-1 Atletico aet [4-5 pens] (n); 3-0 Bayern (a)
Watford: 0-0 Sociedad (h); 0-0 Villa (a); 1-0 Eibar (n)

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Alexander-Arnold Matip Lovren Moreno
Wijnaldum Henderson Can
Salah Firmino Mané

Hey, football's back!

All We Have To Do Is Beat Boro

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Granted, being a Liverpool fan isn't the toughest of tasks, we've had our fair share of glory over the years but even when that glory has arrived, it's never been an easy process has it?!
If the Reds had beaten Southampton earlier this month or managed to beat Bournemouth in April or if they didn't lose to Hull at home in February!

Liverpool v Middlesbrough 05.21.17

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10am ET, live in the US on NBC Sports

Last four head-to-head:
3-0 Liverpool (a) 12.14.16
2-2 Liverpool pens (h; League Cup) 09.23.14
0-2 Boro (a) 02.28.09
2-1 Liverpool (h) 08.23.08

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 4-0 West Ham (a); 0-0 Southampton (h); 1-0 Watford (a)
Boro: 1-2 Southampton (h); 0-3 Chelsea (a); 2-2 City (h)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Mané 13; Coutinho 12; Firmino 11; Lallana, Milner, Origi 7; Can, Wijnaldum 5; Sturridge 3; Lovren 2; Henderson, Matip 1
Boro: Negredo 9; de Roon, Stuani 4; Ramirez 2; Ayala, Bamford, Chambers, Downing, Gestede, Gibson, Leadbitter 1

Referee: Martin Atkinson (LFC History) (WhoScored)

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Clyne Matip Lovren Milner
Wijnaldum Can Coutinho
Lallana
Sturridge Firmino

It's the last game of the season.

Liverpool at West Ham 05.14.17

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9:15am ET, live in the US on CNBC

Last four head-to-head:
2-2 (h) 12.11.16
1-2 West Ham (a; FA Cup) 02.09.16
0-0 (h; FA Cup) 01.30.16
0-2 West Ham (a) 01.02.16

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 0-0 Southampton (h); 1-0 Watford (a); 1-2 Palace (h)
West Ham: 1-0 Tottenham (h); 0-0 Stoke (a); 0-0 Everton (h)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Mané 13; Firmino 11; Coutinho 10; Lallana, Milner 7; Origi 6; Can, Wijnaldum 5; Lovren, Sturridge 2; Henderson, Matip 1
West Ham: Antonio 9; Lanzini 8; Carroll 7; Ayew 5; Noble 3; Collins, Feghouli, Payet, Reid 2; Calleri, Kouyate, Obiang, Sakho 1

Referee: Neil Swarbrick (LFC History) (WhoScored)

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Clyne Matip Lovren Milner
Lallana Can Wijnaldum
Sturridge Origi Coutinho

Just two more matches, as Liverpool try to crawl across this marathon finish line.

Match Previews

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact

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Third time's a charm as the Union look to beat the Impact in their final meeting this season.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union v. New England Revolution

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As the Union try to salvage their playoff hopes, they bring their road game up the I-95 corridor north to try and take points from the New England Revolution.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution

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This weekend against New England, Philadelphia could take a step upward in the standings and set the tone at the halfway point of the season.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at D.C. United

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For the second time in 2017, and looking to avenge an earlier loss, the Union travel to the District for a match up against their conference rivals, D.C. United.

The Rest

Can Newcastle Beat West Ham Tomorrow For Our First Win?

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We play West Ham at home tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 pm and Geordie fans will be hoping we can get our first win of the season after starting off the season with [...]