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Match Preview: Basel vs Arsenal

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In what is the final game of the Champions League group stage, Arsenal will travel to Switzerland...

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Statistical breakdown: Arsenal vs PSG

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Arsenal are in the wonderful position of having already qualified for the knockout stages of the...

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Match Preview: Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur

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After the win against the struggling Sunderland, Arsenal face their arch nemesis Tottenham Hotspur...

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Liverpool

Liverpool at Bournemouth 12.04.16

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8:30am ET, live in the US on NBC Sports

Last four head-to-head:
2-1 Liverpool (a) 04.17.16
1-0 Liverpool (h; League Cup) 10.28.15
1-0 Liverpool (h) 08.17.15
3-1 Liverpool (a; League Cup) 12.17.14

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 2-0 Leeds (h); 2-0 Sunderland (h); 0-0 Southampton (a)
Bournemouth: 1-3 Arsenal (a); 1-0 Stoke (a); 1-2 Sunderland (h)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Mané 6; Coutinho, Firmino, Milner 5; Lallana 3; Can, Lovren 2; Henderson, Matip, Origi, WIjnaldum 1
Bournemouth: Wilson 4; Stanislas 3; Gosling, King 2; Ake, S Cook, Daniels, A Smith 1

Referee: Bobby Madley

Guess at a line-up:
Karius
Clyne Matip Lovren Milner
Wijnaldum Henderson Can
Mané Origi Firmino

Do Liverpool risk either or both of the two crucial players who've been injured but returned to training this week?

Liverpool v Leeds 10.25.16

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

Last four head-to-head:
1-0 Liverpool (a; League Cup) 09.22.09
2-2 (a) 02.29.04
3-1 Liverpool (h) 10.25.03
3-1 Liverpool (h) 03.23.03

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 2-0 Sunderland (h); 0-0 Southampton (a); 6-1 Watford (h)
Leeds: 2-1 Rotherham (a); 0-2 Newcastle (h); 3-2 Norwich (a)

Previous rounds:
Liverpool: 2-1 Tottenham (h); 3-0 Derby (a); 5-0 Burton Albion (a)
Leeds: 2-2 Norwich aet [3-2 pens] (h); 1-0 Blackburn (h); 1-0 Luton (a); 2-2 Fleetwood aet [5-4 pens] (a)

Goalscorers (all):
Liverpool: Coutinho, Firmino, Mané 6; Milner 5; Sturridge 4; Lallana, Origi 3; Can, Lovren 2; Henderson, Klavan, Matip, Wijnaldum 1
Leeds: Wood 12; Antonsson 3; Bartley, Doukara, Hernandez 2; Denton, Jansson, Phillips, Sacko, Vieira 1

Referee: Andre Marriner

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Alexander-Arnold Lucas Klavan Moreno
Grujic Stewart Wijnaldum
Mané Origi Ejaria

It's been a long time since Liverpool faced Leeds, a fixture that used to be a serious rivalry, whether in the 70s, 80s, 90s, or very early 2000s.

Liverpool v Sunderland 11.26.16

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10am ET, live in the US on NBC Sports

Last four head-to-head:
2-2 (h) 02.06.16
1-0 Liverpool (a) 12.30.15
1-0 Liverpool (a) 01.10.15
0-0 (h) 12.06.14

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 0-0 Southampton (a); 6-1 Watford (h); 4-2 Palace (a)
Sunderland: 3-0 Hull (h); 2-1 Bournemouth (a); 1-4 Arsenal (h)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Mané 6; Coutinho, Firmino 5; Milner 4; Lallana 3; Can, Lovren 2; Henderson, Matip, WIjnaldum 1
Sunderland: Defoe 7; Anichebe 3; van Aanholt 2

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Guess at a line-up:
Karius
Clyne Matip Lovren Milner
Wijnaldum Henderson Can
Mané Firmino Coutinho

Each week it feels as if it's getting easier to predict Liverpool's XI, but each week, Liverpool deploy a different XI, having gone 40 league games without starting the same lineup in consecutive matches.

Football Blogging Awards 2016 / Southampton Preview

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So, I went along to Old Trafford for the 2016 Football Blogging Awards last night and, as always it was a brilliant night. For those new to the blog, I've been attending (sometimes winning the odd award too haha) The FBAs since they started back in 2012. The event has come a very long way since its humble beginnings in Stockport so Anthony the organiser must be praised for that.

Liverpool at Southampton 11.19.16

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10am ET, live in the US on NBC Sports

Last four head-to-head:
2-3 Southampton (a) 03.20.16
6-1 Liverpool (a; League Cup) 12.02.15
1-1 (h) 10.25.15
2-0 Liverpool (a) 02.22.15

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 6-1 Watford (h); 4-2 Palace (a); 2-1 Tottenham (h)
Southampton: 1-2 Hull (a); 2-1 Inter Milan (h); 0-2 Chelsea (h)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Mané 6; Coutinho, Firmino 5; Milner 4; Lallana 3; Can, Lovren 2; Henderson, Matip, WIjnaldum 1
Southampton: Austin 5; Redmond 3; Rodriguez, Tadic, Ward-Prowse 1

Referee: Mark Clattenburg

Guess at a line-up:
Karius
Clyne Matip Lovren Milner
Can Henderson Wijnaldum
Mané Sturridge Firmino

Well, I guess that international break *could've* been worse.

Liverpool v Watford 11.06.16

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9:15am ET, live in the US on NBC Sports

Last four head-to-head:
2-0 Liverpool (h) 05.08.16
0-3 Watford (a) 12.20.15
3-0 Liverpool (a) 01.13.07
2-0 Liverpool (h) 12.23.06

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 4-2 Palace (a); 2-1 Tottenham (h); 2-1 West Brom (h)
Watford: 1-0 Hull (h); 0-0 Swansea (a); 1-0 Boro (a)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Coutinho, Firmino, Mané, Milner 4; Lallana 3; Lovren 2; Can, Henderson Matip 1
Watford: Capoue 4; Deeney 3; Holebas 2; Ighalo, Pereyra, Success, Zuñiga 1

Referee: Michael Oliver

Guess at a line-up:
Karius
Clyne Matip Lovren Milner
Lallana Henderson Wijnaldum
Mané Firmino Coutinho

The Liverpool line-up guessing game's gone a bit stale.

The Italian Job

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Walter Mazzarri is going to have to "blow the bloody doors off" if he wants to force this Liverpool side out of drive and into park on Sunday.
The Italian has got Watford playing some great football but in the bubbling Anfield atmosphere, only increased by the Reds' recent confident performances will Mazzarri be able to make the best of a difficult situation?

Liverpool at Crystal Palace 10.29.16

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

Last four head-to-head:
2-1 Liverpool (a) 03.06.16
2-1 Palace (h) 11.08.15
3-1 Palace (h) 05.16.15
2-1 Liverpool (h; FA Cup) 02.14.15

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 2-1 Tottenham (h); 2-1 West Brom (h); 0-0 United (h)
Palace: 1-3 Leicester (a); 0-1 West Ham (h); 1-1 Everton (a)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Coutinho, Mané, Milner 4; Firmino, Lallana 3; Henderson, Lovren 1
Palace: Benteke 3; Dann, McArthur 2; Cabaye, Ledley, Tomkins, Townsend, Zaha 1

Referee: Andre Marriner

Guess at a line-up:
Karius
Clyne Matip Lovren Milner
Lallana Henderson Wijnaldum
Mané Firmino Coutinho

It still seems slightly unfair to leave Sturridge out after scoring twice against Tottenham's kids on Tuesday, but that's where Liverpool are at the moment.

Liverpool v Tottenham 10.25.16

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

Last four head-to-head:
1-1 (a) 08.27.16
1-1 (h) 04.02.16
0-0 (a) 10.17.15
3-2 Liverpool (h) 02.10.15

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 2-1 West Brom (h); 0-0 United (h); 2-1 Swansea (a)
Tottenham: 0-0 Bournemouth (a); 0-0 Leverkusen (a); 1-1 West Brom (a)

Previous rounds:
Liverpool: 3-0 Derby (a); 5-0 Burton Albion (a)
Tottenham: 5-0 Gillingham (h)

Goalscorers (all):
Liverpool: Coutinho 5; Firmino, Mané, Milner 4; Lallana 3; Origi, Sturridge 2; Henderson, Klavan, Lovren 1
Tottenham: Son 5; Alli 3; Eriksen, Kane, Lamela 2; Alderweireld, Janssen, Onomah, Rose, Wanyama 1

Referee: Jon Moss

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Alexander-Arnold Matip Klavan Moreno
Grujic Stewart Wijnaldum
Ejaria
Sturridge Origi

Liverpool almost always play a stronger than expected XI in this competition.

Liverpool v West Brom 10.22.16

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

Last four head-to-head:
1-1 (a) 05.15.16
2-2 (h) 12.13.15
0-0 (a) 04.25.15
2-1 Liverpool (h) 10.04.14

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 0-0 United (h); 2-1 Swansea (a); 5-1 Hull (h)
West Brom: 1-1 Tottenham (h); 1-1 Sunderland (a); 1-1 Stoke (a)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Milner 4; Coutinho, Firmino, Lallana, Mané 3; Henderson, Lovren 1
West Brom: Chadli 4; Rondon 3; McAuley, McClean 1

Referee: Neil Swarbrick

Guess at a line-up:
Karius
Clyne Matip Lovren Milner
Lallana Henderson Wijnaldum
Mané Firmino Coutinho

It appears we're back to full-strength, first-choice Liverpool.

Liverpool V West Brom Preview

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After a frustrating 0-0 draw with Manchester United on Monday night, Liverpool travel to the Midlands on Saturday evening in search of a win. The Baggies are currently 12th in the league with the Reds sitting in 4th just two points off leaders Manchester City who face Southampton on Sunday after their Champions League game at the Nou Camp.

Seven Times Liverpool Got The Better Of United 2006-2016

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1. Liverpool 2 Manchester United 0 / 10th March 2016 Goalscorers: Daniel Sturridge (penalty), Roberto Firmino
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Whenever Liverpool face Manchester United, it is always set to be a massive game but throw in the added element of the first ever meeting between the sides in Europe?

Liverpool v Manchester United 10.17.16

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3pm ET, live in the US on NBC Sports

Last four head-to-head:
1-1 (a) 03.17.16
2-0 Liverpool (h) 03.10.16
0-1 United (h) 01.17.16
1-3 United (a) 09.12.15

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 2-1 Swansea (a); 5-1 Hull (h); 3-0 Derby (a)
United: 1-1 Stoke (h); 1-0 Zorya (h); 4-1 Leicester (h)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Milner 4; Coutinho, Firmino, Lallana, Mané 3; Henderson, Lovren 1
United: Ibrahimovic 4; Rashford 3; Mata 2; Martial, Pogba, Rooney, Smalling 1

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Guess at a line-up:
Karius
Clyne Matip Lovren Milner
Henderson Can Coutinho
Mané Sturridge Firmino

Like last month, the international break was unnecessary and boring but not too harmful.

Liverpool at Swansea 10.01.16

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

Last four head-to-head:
1-3 Swansea (a) 05.01.15
1-0 Liverpool (h) 11.29.15
1-0 Liverpool (a) 03.16.15
4-1 Liverpool (h) 12.29.14

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 5-1 Hull (h); 3-0 Derby (a); 2-1 Chelsea (a)
Swansea: 1-3 City (h); 1-2 City (h); 0-1 Southampton (a)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Coutinho, Lallana, Mané, Milner 3; Firmino 2; Henderson, Lovren 1
Swansea: Fer 3; Llorente, Sigurðsson 1

Referee: Michael Oliver

Guess at a line-up:
Karius
Clyne Matip Lovren Milner
Lallana Henderson Wijnaldum
Mané Firmino Coutinho

Guessing Liverpool's line-up has become somewhat simple.

Reds Off To Wales

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Liverpool travel to Swansea on Saturday afternoon and depending on which story you believe Jurgen Klopp could be lining up against one of three managers: Francesco Guidolin, Ryan Giggs or Bob Bradley.
Guidolin has got off to a terrible start with Swansea this season with the Swans collecting four losses in their last five matches.

Newcastle United

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player In Tragic Loss?

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It was a crazy game tonight at the City Ground but the bottom line is that we lost our 3rd game in a row in just six games and our second successive league defeat. Rafa said things can change quickly in the Championship and he';s right and we could be second top of the league [...]

Is This Newcastle’s Team For Crucial Game At The City Ground?

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We think Rafa will want to play quite a few of the playershe started on Tuesday night at Hull for the game tomorrow night at the City Ground against Nottingham Forest. In his press conference today for the game, the Newcastle manager admitted he will have to make a few changes how many he [...]

Sels, Lazaar, Diame, Gouffran And Gayle Start

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Rafa has just named his side for the quarter-final game at the KCOM Stadium tonight against Hull City. Here is the team that Rafa will start tonight as just released on the Newcastle United Twitter account. TEAM NEWS: Here is how Newcastle United will line up against @HullCity this evening. #NUFC pic.

Six Changes – Yedlin, Mbemba, Gamez, Atsu And Mitrovic Start

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Rafa Benitez has just announced the team for the home game against Blackburn Rovers today, where a win would create a new record of 10 successive wins at the Newcastle club. Rafa has made a number of changes probably to give players a rest before the League Cup quarter-final tie at Hull City on [...]

Owen Coyle Gives Out Warning To Newcastle

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Owen Coyle has been talking about tomorrow's game at Newcastle and the 50 year-old experienced managersays he is looking forward to what may be their toughest game of the season. On form and on league position we should win this game fairly easily, but things don't always work out the way they are expected to [.

Is This Newcastle’s Starting Eleven For Blackburn?

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Rafa Benitez rotates his squad for most games, with maybe at least three changes and we wonder what the starting eleven will be for tomorrow's home game against Blackburn. All games are important this season but this game is a little more special because the side is close to creating a new record for Newcastle [.

Anita, Colback, Perez and Gayle All Start

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Rafa Benitez has just announced the Newcastle team to play at Elland Road today against Leeds United in what will be a real test of this Newcastle side in front of a sell-out crowd. Rafa has made 4 changes to the side from last time out against Cardiff City. Newcastle: Karl Darlow; Vurnon Anita, Jamaal [.

Yedlin, Perez And Mitrovic Start Against Cardiff City

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Rafa Benitez has just announced the Newcastle team to play Cardiff City at St. James' Park this afternoon in a game we are expected to win, but you never know in the Championship. We almost got the team right this week, but Ayoze Perez is in the number 10 role rather than Dwight Gayle [...]

Rafa Benitez Wants To Avoid This At All Costs

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The game against Cardiff City at home today is statisticallythe easiest game of the season in the league so far for Newcastle, since we are at home to the 4th bottom club. But that's why it's such a dangerous game, because the players may think exactly that and not go into the game with the [..

Is This Rafa’s Starting Eleven For Cardiff City?

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With Dwight Gayle fit to play tomorrow we are going to say that Rafa will start both Dwight Gayle and Aleksandar Mitrovic together tomorrow against Cardiff City at home. It may not happen but he has talked in his press conference about the possibility of them playing together and with both in top goal-scoring form [.

Rafa’s Initial Comments From His Press Conference

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Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the game against Cardiff Citytomorrow afternoonin the Championship and we will try to extend our winning run in all competitionsto eight games. Rafa Benitez finished his press conference this afternoon Hereare some of the initial comments Rafa has made about the game at St.

Poll – Can Newcastle Make It 8 Wins In A Row Against Cardiff?

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We are getting into heady heights with Newcastle at the moment and if we can get all 3 points on Saturday at home to Cardiff City, that will be 8 wins in a row for Newcastle in all competitions and 7 wins in row in the league. 21 points from a possible 21 not [...]

5 Changes – Gouffran, Diame And Mitovic Start At Deepdale

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Rafa Benitez has just announced the Newcastle team to play Preston North End at Deepdale today in our second meeting with the Lilywhites in four days after we won 6-0 at home on Tuesday night in the EFL Cup and DeAndre Yedlin keeps his place as does Mitro up front in the absence of the [...]

Sels, Mbemba, Hanley, Hayden, Diame, Atsu And Mitrovic All Start

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Rafa Benitez has just announced the Newcastle team to play Preston North End in the 4th round of the EFL Cup tonight at St. James' Park and Rafa has made a massive 7 changes to the side that started against Ipswich on Saturday. Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Matz Sels; DeAndre Yedlin, Chancel Mbemba, Grant Hanley, Paul Dummett [.

Yedlin, Colback and Perez Start Against Ipswich

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Rafa Benitez has announced the team to play Ipswich Town this afternoon at St. James' Park and he has given DeAndre Yedlin, Jack Colback and Ayoze Perez starts. Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Karl Darlow; DeAndre Yedlin, Jamaal Lascelles (c), Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett; Jack Colback, Jonjo Shelvey; Matt Ritchie, Ayoze Perez, Yoan Gouffran; Dwight Gayle Substitutes: Matz [.

Sky Pundit’s Prediction For Newcastle vs Ipswich Game

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Ian Holloway predicted last Saturday that Newcastle would be beaten 1-0 by Brentford in a huge upset. But it didn't happen and we came out 3-1 winners and then beat Barnsley 2-0 on Tuesday night at Oakwell. Ian has been a little kinder to Newcastlewhen we play Ipswichthis afternoon and he thinks we will win [.

Hayden, Ritchie And Diame Start At Barnsley

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Rafa Benitez has just named his side for the tough test at Barnsley tonight and in come Issac Hayden, Mo Diame and Matt Ritchie. Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Karl Darlow; Vurnon Anita, Jamaal Lascelles (c), Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett; Jonjo Shelvey, Jack Colback; Matt Ritchie, Mo Diame, Yoan Gouffran; Dwight Gayle Substitutes: Matz Sels, DeAndre Yedlin, Achraf [.

Can Newcaste Make It Four Wins In A Row At Barnsley?

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Newcastle have won their last three league games and we hope to make it four in a row at Oakwell tomorrow night against Barnsley. If we can do that we will have 28 points from the first 13 games and be 4 points better off than we were seven years ago when Chris Hughton was [...]

Atsu, Colback, Gayle And Perez Start Against Brentford

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Rafa Benitez has just named his side for the tough test against Brentford this afternoon at St. James' Park and Dwight Gayle keeps his position up front as does Christian Atsu on the right wing, who was so outstanding against Rotherham last time out. And as we had thought Ayoze Perez gets a start in [.

How Rafa Benitez Has Prepared His Players For Rotherham

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Newcastle fans rememberafter we had routed QPR 6-0 away and yes it could have been more that we played at home against what looked like a very beatable Wolves side and proceeded to put in our worst performance of the season. So this must be Newcastle because we followed our best performance [...]

Is This The Team Rafa Will Start At Rotherham Tomorrow?

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Before any game there is the task of trying to guess which team Rafa will start and it's not easy to get it right. After we played the top of the league team Norwich City at home on Wednesday night we now face the bottom of the league team Rotherham United away tomorrow. Because Rotherham [...]

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The Result Newcastle Fans Expect Against Ipswich

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Almost nine Newcastle fans in ten think we will win this game this afternoon at St. James' Park against Ipswich Town. But it's going to be a tough game and anything less than a win will now be a huge disappointment. A win will keep us top of the Championship and make it five wins [...]