Liverpool vs Newcastle United Preview: 6 cup finals to go for the reds to make the top 4
Disappointment for Jugen Klopp and his side from their last game against Leeds United as a 87th minute header from Diego Llorente prevented the Reds from securing all three points - photo by Clive Brunskill via Getty Images

It is fair to say this this has been the most turbulent week in football for a long long time. Monday's 1-1 draw against Leeds United had no importance to Liverpool following the club's announcement to take part in a proposed European Super League with 11 other clubs from England, Spain and Italy. 

Thankfully, thanks to the power of football supporters across the country, organising bodies, current and former players & managers as well as the media those plans were buried within 48 hours.    

Now there is a small matter of securing a place in next season's UEFA Champions League as Liverpool aim to apply pressure on Chelsea, West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur by securing a crucial 3 points against visitors Newcastle United at Anfield tomorrow. 

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Both clubs arrive into this match in good form, the hosts have taken ten points from their last four games. Crucially, in their last league game at home a 2-1 win against Aston Villa courtesy of a 90th minute winner from Trent Alexander-Arnold, the Reds' first victory at Anfield since 16th December.

Whilst dropping points in their last game against Leeds so late on was frustrating, a point away at Elland Road could turn out to be a very good one in games times, however Liverpool must ensure that their remaining games return 18 points from 18.

Similarly, Steve Bruce's side come into this game in promising form as well. 7 points from their last three games and only one defeat in their last six which included a point against the Reds' top 4 rivals Spurs and all three against David Moyes' team last time out.

The Magpies now sit on 35 points and are eight clear of Fulham. One more win should be enough to see Newcastle play Premier League football for another season. 

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Nat Phillips was forced to sit out the last game because of a minor hamstring strain. He was pictured yesterday doing some outdoor running but it remains to be seen if he is fit enough to be back in the starting line up. 

There are still no new updates regarding Jordan Henderson, Virgil Van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez.      

Mohammed Salah also looks set to return to the starting lineup after being named on the bench in the last game.

Allan Saint-Maximin was forced off last week after an hour due to an ankle injury however he has been declared fit by Bruce and should make the squad tomorrow. Callum Wilson is another boost for the visitors as he looks set to start tomorrow as well. 

Ciaran Clark also picked up a knock, however he is also a possibility to be part of the travelling squad to Liverpool. 

Fabian Schar suffered a knee ligament injury in February also trained for the first time since then yesterday.  

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