Title contenders Liverpool take on Newcastle United at Anfield for their final Premier League fixture of this campaign on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 3pm BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:25pm BST.


Liverpool's title bid suffered a massive blow against teams from London in their last two fixtures. After losing 2-0 at home to Chelsea, they were stunned by a 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park last Monday.

The Reds were leading the game till the 78<sup>th minute courtesy of Damien Delaney's own goal coupled with goals from Joe Allen and Luis Suarez. However, Delaney's long-range effort in the 79<sup>th minute sparked the Eagles attack as substitute Dwight Gayle netted a brace to deny the visitors three points.

The result meant the Merseyside club slipped to second place coming into the last day of the season with 81 points from 37 matches, two points behind leaders Manchester City. Brendan Rodgers' side now need West Ham United to beat the Citizens at the Etihad, and for themselves to see off an unpredictable Newcastle United side.

Liverpool\'s failure to beat Crystal Palace gave Manchester City the upper-hand in title race. Reuters

Liverpool's journey has been a memorable one and irrespective of the result at the Etihad, Steven Gerrard and his colleagues will want to end their campaign with a victory.

Meanwhile, Newcastle halted a six-game losing streak by beating Cardiff City, 3-0 at St James' Park, condemning the Bluebirds to Championship football next season.

Shola Ameobi opened the scoring in the 18<sup>th minute and Loic Remy sealed three points late in the game before Steven Taylor hit the final nail in the Welsh Club's coffin in injury time.

Alan Pardew's side are ninth in the table with 49 points. A shock victory at Anfield will ensure they finish in the same position unless 10<sup>th placed Stoke City fail to beat West Bromwich Albion.

What the Managers Say

Brendan Rodgers: "We can only concentrate on our job - our job is to win the game. Alan will come and want to finish the season strongly. We know that it's a tough game, but the combination of us at home and our supporters has been fantastic. We can only take care of ourselves; tick our box, to win the game and finish off on 84 points, and finish off - however it ends up - a remarkable season for us."

Alan Pardew: "They [Liverpool] have been brilliant. They have been the team of the season, probably, regardless of whether they win it or not. It's a tough game for us because at home, they have been awesome. They have got real pace in the team and in the modern game that kills you. We desperately want to win and in terms of the game, it's going to be a great atmosphere, for sure, because Brendan Rodgers has done an unbelievable job."

Team Form

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Loic Remy is Newcastle United\' top scorer with 14 league goals. Reuters


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D L W W W
  • Last Result: Crystal Palace 3-3 Liverpool

Newcastle United

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L L L L
  • Last Result: Newcastle United 3-0 Cardiff City

Team News


  • Injured: Jose Enrique (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Mignolet; Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Flanagan; Henderson, Gerrard, Coutinho; Sterling, Sturridge, Suarez

Newcastle United

  • Injured: Papiss Cisse (knee), Ryan Taylor (knee), Adam Armstrong (International duty)
  • Doubtful: Sammy Ameobi (ankle), Davide Santon (hamstring)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett; Anita, Tiote; Gouffran, Sissoko, Haidara; Remy