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DOUBLE BOOST: Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson travel to Anfield

 

Newcastle United will head to Anfield on Saturday strengthened by the news that Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson are part of the squad.

After back-to-back wins against Burnley and West Ham, Steve Bruce’s side looked to have secured survival.

Both Brighton and Burnley have dropped below Newcastle in the table, with 8 points now separating them from 18th placed Fulham.

Despite Liverpool’s obvious quality, events off the pitch have dominated the news for them this week and Newcastle may have found the perfect time to come up against Jürgen Klopp’s side.

 

Team News

 

Whilst Wilson and Saint-Maximin will feature for Newcastle, Ryan Fraser's season could be as good as over as he undergoes surgery to solve a groin problem.

Liverpool may have Curtis Jones back in contention after a three-match absence because of a muscle injury.

Nat Phillips missed Monday night's draw at Leeds with a hamstring strain which is expected to keep him out again.

 

The Stats

 

A win for the Magpies would see them win three league fixtures in a row for the first time since November 2018.

Allan Saint-Maximin has featured in 19 league matches for Newcastle this season, winning seven times. They have won just twice in 13 games without him.

Liverpool haven't lost at home to Newcastle in 24 league matches in a run that spans 27 years.

The Anfield outfit have won just one home league game in 2021 and that was last time out against Aston Villa.


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