Liverpool will look to bounce back from their League Cup exit when they welcome Newcastle United to Anfield in the pick of Sunday's Premier League fixtures.
Where to Watch Live
Kick-off is set for 4pm GMT. Live coverage is available on Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports HD 1 and Sky Sports 3D. Watch highlights of the game on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One at 10.25pm.
Liverpool have not started the season the way they wanted under new manager Brendan Rodgers and are now languishing at the wrong end of the league table (13th). The Merseyside outfit have collected just two wins and 10 points so far, from nine games. The Reds lost 1-3 at Anfield to Rodgers's former club Swansea City in midweek, bringing an end to their bid to retain the League Cup.
Newcastle, on the other hand, finished above Liverpool last season and are currently three places and three points above the Reds in the league table. They seem to have found some momentum, after beating both West Bromwich Albion and Club Brugge at St James' Park last week.
However, the Magpies have failed to win a league fixture at Anfield since 1994, losing 15 of their 17 visits. Alan Pardew's side have scored only one goal away at Liverpool in their last six top-flight matches, and that was an own goal by Daniel Agger last season.
Reds captain Steven Gerrard will make a landmark 600th appearance for the club as the Merseysiders look to win back-to-back home games in the league for the first time in 14 months.
- Last five (all competitions, most recent first): L D W W D
- Last result: Liverpool 1 - 3 Swansea City
- Last five (all competitions, most recent first): W W D L W
- Last result: Newcastle United 2 - 1 West Bromwich Albion
Liverpool: Pepe Reina and Glen Johnson are still struggling with hamstring injuries and will have late fitness tests. Long-term absentees Fabio Borini, Martin Kelly and Lucas Leiva will miss the tie, with the latter expected to return to the first team by the end of the month. Jon Flanagan is not available as the youngster lacks match fitness. Rodgers will restore his first-choice line-up, after making nine changes for the League Cup game.
Newcastle United: Demba Ba is recovering from a calf problem but is expected to clear a fitness test and make it to the starting line-up. Cheick Tiote will serve the second match of his three-game suspension, after receiving a red card against Sunderland two weeks ago. Meanwhile, Ryan Taylor, Dan Gosling, Haris Vuckic and Rob Elliot remain sidelined.
Possible Starting Line-ups:
Liverpool (4-3-3): Reina; Wisdom, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique; Allen, Sahin, Gerrard; Sterling, Suarez, Suso
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Krul; Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon; Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Perch, Gutierrez; Ba, Cisse