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Confirmed Liverpool team v Newcastle United – Jurgen Klopp 2 changes as hit by Covid

1 month ago
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The Liverpool team v Newcastle has just been confirmed.

Jurgen Klopp hoping to close back up close to Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola leading Man City to a 7-0 win over Leeds this midweek and stretching the lead at the top to four points.

Victory for Klopp’s team would put them back to within only a point of the league leaders.

Premier League table on Thursday ahead of the match:

premier league table 16 december 2021

Liverpool had been scoring for fun, with 37 goals in their last 11 Premier League matches.

However, the last two PL games have seen Klopp’s team win matches 1-0 both times.

Needing an injury time winner at Wolves, then a disputed penalty halfway through the second-half at home to Aston Villa.

Ahead of naming the Liverpool team v Newcastle tonight, the club released an official statement (see below): saying ‘Fabinho, Curtis Jones and Virgil van Dijk will miss tonight’s Premier League fixture against Newcastle United after registering suspected positive tests for COVID-19. The three players are now isolating.’

This ensured Jurgen Klopp had to make changes from the team that beat Villa at the weekend.

The confirmed Liverpool team v Newcastle United :

Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Konate, Robertson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Thiago, Henderson, Mane, Salah, Jota

Subs:

Kelleher, Pitaluga, Milner, Keita, Firmino, Gomez, Minamino, Tsimikas, Williams

Jurgen Klopp making two changes.

OUT

Van Dijk, Fabinho

IN

Konate, Jota

Liverpool Official Statement released just before the team was announced:

‘Fabinho, Curtis Jones and Virgil van Dijk will miss tonight’s Premier League fixture against Newcastle United after registering suspected positive tests for COVID-19.

The three players are now isolating.

As a result, the entire Reds’ set-up, including all players and staff, were tested for COVID-19 again today with no further positive cases being detected.’

The confirmed Newcastle United team v Liverpool and subs are below :

Dubravka, Manquillo, Schar, Lascelles, Lewis, Shelvey, Hayden, Fraser, Murphy, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin

SUBS:

Darlow, Clark, Wilson, Ritchie, Hendrick, Almiron, Willock, Longstaff, Gayle

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