This is the predicted Newcastle team v Liverpool for today’s match.

I can’t see Rafa Benitez making radical changes and indeed many will thing it is a foregone conclusion that the same 11 who faced Manchester City will line up again today.

However, just like he did with Perez for Wijnaldum on Tuesday, I fancy Rafa to do some tweaking to his team.

With only four games to go and survival still hanging by a thread, I believe the Newcastle boss will be trying to wring every last drop out of the team he puts out.

Kevin Mbabu is fit again and despite the back four doing a great job against Man City and Swansea, I wouldn’t rule out the Swiss defender completely.

Likewise, Papiss Cisse up front worked hard in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw but Mitrovic is itching to get back in.

One change I do believe Rafa will make, is bringing Jonjo Shelvey back in, probably at the expense of Ayoze Perez.

Liverpool are very strong in the middle of the pitch and I fancy that after two matches being left out, the former Swansea player will be fully wound up to do himself justice again and be played in front of Tiote and Colback.

This will also allow both Sissoko and Townsend to get forward more in very free roles, both players impressing in the past seven days.

The predicted Newcastle team v Liverpool:

newcastle team v liverpool

To create the image above I used the NUFC team selector.

You can do the same by following the simple instructions HERE and then there are a number of great options where you can then also share your team via Twitter (include @nufcthemag in your tweet and we will share some of them with our 18k followers) , or you can share the selector on Facebook with friends, family and the rest of the black and white world. Alternatively, simply downloading the team image to the device you are using

When using the NUFC team selector you simply click on what team formation (4-3-3, 4-4-2 etc) you want, then click each position on the pitch and choose from the Newcastle United squad.

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Liverpool v Newcastle Match Betting:

All  Liverpool v Newcastle match betting HERE

NUFC to win 11/2Townsend to score first NUFC goal 6/1 NUFC to win 4-3 200/1NUFC to draw 4/1

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