Newcastle face the unenviable activity of travelling to Liverpool within the Premier League on Thursday night time solely days after a heavy 4-0 defeat to Leicester on the weekend.
Eddie Howe steered the Magpies to a primary win of the season earlier this month however the fixture record hasn’t been form since then. Liverpool are chasing the title and it is perhaps that reverting to a 3 centre-back system helps with higher defensive resilience.
Here is a take a look at the beginning XI the boss might choose…
Martin Dubravka (GK) – Set to begin a fifth consecutive Premier League sport after recovering from harm and getting his place again.
Fabian Schar (CB) – Has began the final 5 Premier League video games in a row after being out of favour for a few months.
Jamaal Lascelles (CB) – It needs to be a giant efficiency from the captain if Newcastle are to have a hope of retaining Liverpool at bay.
Ciaran Clark (CB) – Might return for the primary time since his purple card in opposition to Norwich to present an additional physique to the again line.
Javier Manquillo (RWB) – needs to be on prime of his sport in opposition to his former membership. It is a arduous function to play at the perfect of occasions.
Jonjo Shelvey (CM) – One other who will probably be dealing with his former membership. One of many senior heads on this squad and an computerized starter now he’s absolutely match.
Joe Willock (CM) – Hasn’t made the identical type of impression as throughout his mortgage spell final season however nonetheless a really succesful participant on his day.
Matt Ritchie (LWB) – Might make his return on the left rather than Jamal Lewis after not too long ago serving a suspension and being dropped to the bench.
Miguel Almiron (RW) – May very well be favoured forward of Joelinton if one in all them needs to be sacrificed for an additional defender.
Callum Wilson (ST) – Will not get a lot in the way in which of possibilities so must be medical when one does come alongside.
Allan Saint-Maximin (LW) – If he can catch Liverpool on the break in any respect, it would present what will probably be uncommon alternatives to create.