Former Liverpool defender turned TV pundit Mark Lawrenson believes Jurgen Klopp’s side will come out victorious against Newcastle today.
“The Magpies will make it difficult for Liverpool but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is able to change the shape of his team to a 4-2-3-1 when he wants to break stubborn sides down.”
“That allows Klopp to get an extra attack-minded midfielder into his team, which is what I can see him doing here. Liverpool
Lawrenson believes the Premier League leaders will come out 2-0 winners this afternoon. With two huge games coming up against Arsenal on Saturday, and Manchester City next week, it’s likely that Klopp will make a few changes for this game.
However, the Reds will be mindful of not looking too far ahead. The Magpies have been good away from home, having drawn against Everton and winning away against the likes of Burnley and Huddersfield in recent weeks. They also went 2-0 up against Manchester United at Old Trafford back in October before losing 3-2 following a second-half fightback from the home side.