Liverpool is hoping a weakened Newcastle team in poor form can help right its quest for European soccer on Monday at Anfield (Watch live on NBCSN at 3 p.m. ET or online via Live Extra).
The Magpies have struggled to defend during a four-match losing skid, and haven’t been much better with an uninspired attack. Mehdi Abeid enters the lineup for Jonas Gutierrez on Monday, while Sammy Ameobi departs for Gabriel Obertan.
Liverpool is coming off a pair of losses, one to Manchester United and another to Arsenal. They’ll have Jordon Ibe ready to link up with Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Can, Lovren, Moreno, Allen, Lucas, Henderson, Ibe, Coutinho, Sterling. Subs: Jones, Toure, Lambert, Manquillo, Borini, Brannagan, Markovic.
Newcastle United: Krul, R.Taylor, Janmaat, Williamson, Colback, Anita, Abeid, Sissoko, Cabella, Obertan, Perez. Subs: Elliot, Sterry, Gouffran, Gutierrez, Ameobi, Armstong, Riviere.