Which 11 players would you pick in Newcastle team v Liverpool today? Vote now
Which 11 players would you pick in the Newcastle team v Liverpool on this Boxing Day afternoon?
We have put together a list of the 21 players who could potentially be selected for this game.
Amongst those definitely missing is Ki Sung-yeung, who has joined up with South Korea for training ahead of the Asian Cup.
Florian Lejeune is another who will surely be missing, having so far only played 45 minutes of reserve football on his recovery from long-term injury.
In a game where Rafa Benitez won’t be risking anybody who isn’t 100%, Jonjo Shelvey isn’t expected to be involved, with Watford a more likely game for him to come back as he nears full fitness hopefully.
Ciaran Clark (ankle injury) and Karl Darlow (elbow) are also expected not to be involved this afternoon.
Liverpool are massive favourites for the match but Rafa’s team have only two defeats in their last nine games and it is almost 12 weeks since Newcastle lost an away game.
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