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Liverpool vs Newcastle: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

2:00 PM GMT 26/12/2018
Trent Alexander-Arnold Liverpool 2018
The Reds will be desperate to head into the new year as league leaders and continuing their winning habit will ensure they do so

Liverpool will be hoping to preserve their lead at the top of the Premier League table when they host Newcastle United at Anfield on Boxing Day.

Jurgen Klopp's side enjoy a four-point lead over reigning champions Manchester City after Pep Guardiola's side suffered a shock 3-2 home loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

A 2-0 triumph over Wolves last time out brought the Reds' tally of successive wins to six and they will be keen to carry that form into the new year.

Visitors Newcastle meanwhile are struggling at the other end of the table as they linger perilously close to the drop zone.

Game Liverpool vs Newcastle United
Date Wednesday, December 26
Time 3pm GMT / 10am ET
Stream (US only) fuboTV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.

US TV channel Online stream
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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game is not being shown live on TV or being streamed live online, but it can be followed live on Goal here . Highlights will be available on BBC.

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Squads & Team News


Position Liverpool squad
Goalkeepers Alisson, Mignolet, Grabara
Defenders Clyne, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Lovren, Gomez, Robertson, Moreno, Matip
Midfielders Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Milner, Keita, Henderson, Lallana, Camacho, Jones
Forwards Mane, Salah, Firmino, Sturridge, Shaqiri, Origi, Solanke

With so many games coming in quick succession, Klopp has made three changes to side from Friday's victory against Wolves.

In come Trent Alexander-Arnold, Xherdan Shaqiri and Georginio Wijnaldum for James Milner, Naby Kieta and Fabinho.

Alexander-Arnold has missed Liverpool's last three games with a foot injury, while Shaqiri starts for the first time since the recent 4-0 victory against Bournemouth.

Joe Gomez and Joel Matip remain sidelined, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a long-term absentee.

Confirmed Liverpool starting XI : Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson;Henderson, Wijnaldum, Shaqiri; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Position Newcastle squad
Goalkeepers Elliot, Dubravka, Darlow, Woodman
Defenders Clark, Dummett, Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez, Manquillo, LeJeune, Yedlin
Midfielders Murphy, Shelvey, Diame, Atsu, Ritchie, Hayden, Kenedy, Longstaff
Forwards Rondon, Muto, Perez, Joselu, Roberts

Rafa Benitez has made six changes to his side as he attempts to rotate his squad during the busy festive period. In to team come Deandre Yedlin, Federico Fernandez, Isac Hayden, Kenedy, Yoshinori Muto and Joselu.

It means Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez are among those who drop to the bench.

Ki Sung-Yeung is on international duty with South Korea so is out of contention, while Ciaran Clark and Florian LeJeune are sidelined through injury.

Former Red Jonjo Shelvey is also unavailabale.

Potential Newcastle starting XI: Dubravka; Yedlin, Fernandez, Lascelles, Dummett; Ritchie, Diame, Hayden, Kenedy; Muto, Joselu.


Betting & Match Odds


Liverpool are strong favourites to win at Anfield, with bet365 giving odds of 1/6. Newcastle are rated 18/1 to win and a draw is available at 15/2.

Click here to see all of bet 365's offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.


Match Preview


Having moved clear of Man City at the summit of the table, Liverpool fans are beginning to dream of an end to a league title drought that stretches back nearly three decades to 1990.

The Reds remain the only unbeaten team in the division this season and they boast the meanest defence, with just seven goals conceded in 18 games thus far.

Nevertheless, Klopp has emphasised the need for focus, declaring that a number of contenders are still in the mix for the title.

"A lot of teams are in whatever you call the title race," the Liverpool boss told a pre-match press conference .

"And that's the only difference to last season, when no-one was in at this time [due to City's dominance]. That's good for all supporters."

Indeed, while fans may lose the run of themselves with thoughts of a Premier League triumph, the German coach cannot afford to get carried away, considering what is on the horizon.

They play Arsenal three days after the clash with the Magpies and, three days after that, they face a trip to the Etihad where they will lock horns with Pep Guardiola's City.