Jordon Ibe and Raheem Sterling
Jordon Ibe's return to Liverpool comes as the player continues to deliberate over a new contract Getty

Liverpool host Newcastle United at Anfield on 13 April as Brendan Rodgers looks to close the gap on Manchester City for a Champions League spot to only four points.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm BST. Live coverage will be on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.


Liverpool come into the game after an important win against Blackburn Rovers in the quarter final replay of the FA Cup at Ewood Park.

The win comes as a massive push in the arm for the Reds, whose season has not gone to plan this season after their title challenging heroics last year. Luis Suarez's departure and injuries to Daniel Sturridge have brought down their goals tally to a trickle.

New signings Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert have failed to live up to expectations in the meantime but the Reds were braving it since the turn of the year, until back to back losses against Manchester United and Arsenal where they completely lost the plot.

Martin Skrtel and Steven Gerrard are still suspended for the game but Rodgers can welcome back Emre Can into the squad, who was suspended against Blackburn after picking up a red card against Arsenal.

Meanwhile, John Carver is having a torrid time at Newcastle, losing four on the trot, including one against arch rivals Sunderland last weekend which has put his job on the line in the summer.

The Magpies have collected only nine from a possible 36 in their last 12 games and if not for their performance at the opening half of the season, would have been struggling to save relegation with the pack at the bottom.

However, with Liverpool in distress and in desperate need for a win, Carver can use that opportunity to prise open the Reds defence and take them to task. A win here will be a massive boost to their confidence and will also complete a league double over the Reds, the first time since 1993.

What Managers Say

Brendan Rodgers: "Young Jordon will come back in and I've got to say he's looked absolutely sensational in training. He's been out for a while but he's been a couple of weeks now out on the field doing his preparation work and he's joined in the training. Absolutely outstanding, he's looked. He's got real natural fitness and he'll come into the squad for Monday night."

John Carver: "The captain is your leader and what people don't see is that Moussa is excellent with the French guys. He keeps them in check, he is the enforcer, which is good. Sometimes you give extra responsibilities to players and they thrive, sometimes they freeze. I've seen Moussa have excellent games as captain but he had one of his quieter games against Sunderland. It's a great place to go. For me the history of football is Anfield. If you don't want to go there and have a go then don't be a professional footballer. "

Team News


Possible XI: Mignolet, Johnson, Can, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Lucas, Allen, Sterling, Coutinho, Sturridge

Newcastle United

Possible XI: Krul, Taylor, Janmaat, Williamson, Colback, Sissoko, Gutierrez, Gouffran, Ameobi, Cabella, Perez