With such a small squad and long-term injuries to Steven Taylor and Marveaux, the good news for Alan Pardew is that it looks like he will have a couple more option to play with against the scousers.

Gosling returns after his daft suspension, hopefully having learnt a valuable lesson, while Davide Santon is reportedly available again having recovered from his niggling knee injury.

While Gosling will be an extra decent option from the bench, I would like to see Santon starting as he looks potentially to be an excellent player. Quick and looks decent in defence, while very comfortable on the ball, a massive help when you are playing the better teams such as Liverpool.

It might be tough on Ryan Taylor who always gives his best but I don’t think Newcastle United are in a position to leave out quality players.

Who is it for you, Santon or Raylor?

  • Anonymous

    When you look at just how good Davide Santon was back in his home country I think we should be excited to see how he develops at the toon.
    We need him in the team double quick and we’ll see a proper proper full back, a bit like a Jose Enrique!

    • Tydog Collie

      think he,s better than enrique was when he first arrived ,that first season he was terrible

  • Anonymous

    Santon and Ben Arfva have to be in team, if we are ever going to get anywhere we have to have players who can play!

  • Anonymous

    Pardew’s got options alright, putting up with those idiots running the club or running away, not much of a choice!

  • Anonymous

    We ve got to believe in the team that walks out at Anfield but Santon and Ben Arfa have to start. I ve just seen the team, not what I was expecting. vuckic did impress but his positioning was awful and left Tiote so exposed last time. It looks as though he will play him just behing Ba. I bet Ben Arfa must be gutted.