Newcastle v Liverpool injury news – The Treatment Room
Newcastle v Liverpool Treatment Room, the latest in our regular feature where before each match, industry specialist Ben Dinnery brings you all the latest injury news ahead of the game.
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You can normally guarantee two things when Newcastle entertain Liverpool; goals – no other Premier League fixture has produced more , while also Andre Marriner can expect a busy day as five United players have been sent off during our previous four meetings with 11 seeing red in total, only Everton  have more.
With three wins on the spin, the mood on Tyneside is decidedly upbeat and Saturday could provide an ideal opportunity to secure 3 points against a side who historically have the upper hand. Liverpool have scored more goals against Newcastle in the Premier League  than any other opponent and won more games  – 1974 was the last time these two sides produced a goalless draw.
Daniel Sturridge [calf] – scorer of 6 goals in 8 Premier League games against us – has been ruled out but Fabio Borini could feature after he impressed in the Capital One win over Swansea on Tuesday. The Italian has notched three in three which includes the winner almost a year ago at the Stadium of Light [2-1] and the opener in the embarrassing [3-0] home defeat during his loan spell at Sunderland.
For Newcastle, Papiss Demba Cisse has averaged a goal every 61 minutes this season, although his participation is rated as ‘touch and go’ as the striker continues to manage an ongoing knee issue. Cheick Tiote [calf] is ruled out once again and despite a return to training, Mike Williamson remains a doubt – Steven Taylor has a slight niggle but should be fine.
Ryan Taylor managed 90 minutes at the Etihad on Wednesday but ‘over the wall’ is probably still carrying his legs around in a wheelbarrow after 26 injury induced months out – bench at the very best.
Rolando Aarons finds himself in a similar situation having started brightly at City but faded fast following his goal, although Pardew was able to replace the young winger at half-time. Sammy Ameobi will be pushing for a start after two impressive appearances from the bench while Sissoko, Krul and Anita will be hoping for a recall.
Jose Enrique [knee] will miss the chance to face his former employers with Alberto Moreno a likely starter. Brendan Rodgers must decide whether to utilise Mario Balotelli from the beginning after the summer signing twisted his knee during Tuesday’s warm up, or opt for Rickie Lambert who has been nothing more than a bit part player since joining from Southampton. Jon Flanagan [knee] and Suso [groin] are long-term absentees with Mamadou Sakho [thigh] expected to return in November.
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