He took charge on Tyneside in 2016 and guided Newcastle to the Championship title and promotion back to the Premier League at the first attempt last season.
|Game||Newcastle United vs Liverpool|
|Date||Sunday, October 1|
|Time||16:30 BST / 13:30 ET|
TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM
In the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on Sky Sports Premier League and by stream via Sky Go.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports Premier League||Sky Go|
In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on NBCSN and by stream via NBC Sports Live.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
|NBCSN||NBC Sports Live|
SQUADS & TEAM NEWS
|Goalkeepers||Elliot, Darlow, Woodman|
|Defenders||Clark, Dummett, Lascelles, Mbemba, Haidara, Yedlin, Gamez, Lejeune, Manquillo|
|Midfielders||Atsu, Colback, Ritchie, Shelvey, Hayden, Diame, Aarons, Saivet, Murphy, Merino|
|Forwards||Gayle, Perez, Mitrovic, Joselu|
Newcastle will be without left-backs Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara, meaning Chancel Mbemba is likely to continue in that position.
Florian Lejeune is available after injury and Aleksandar Mitrovic returns following a suspension.
Potential starting XI: Elliot; Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Mbemba; Shelvey, Hayden, Merino; Ritchie, Joselu, Atsu.
|Goalkeepers||Karius, Mignolet, Ward|
|Defenders||Lovren, Gomez, Klavan, Moreno, Matip, Flanagan, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson|
|Midfielders||Wijnaldum, Milner, Coutinho, Henderson, Grujic, Mane, Can, Markovic, Woodburn, Oxlade-Chamberlain|
|Forwards||Salah, Solanke, Firmino, Sturridge|
Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana are nearing returns but will not feature in any capacity in this match, while Danny Ings will play for the Under-23 side this weekend instead.
Adam Bogdan is also out but otherwise Jurgen Klopp has a full group to select from - a couple of unspecified knocks that may or may not affect his selection aside.
Potential starting XI: Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Moreno; Can, Henderson, Coutinho; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
BETTING & MATCH ODDS
Liverpool are 4/6 favourites to win, according to dabblebet, with Newcastle priced at 15/4 and the draw available at 3/1.
It is now one win in six games for Liverpool.
You can caveat that record in a few ways: Manchester City and Sevilla are tough opponents, a draw away at Spartak Moscow is not a disaster and they were not at full-strength in their Carabao Cup match against Leicester City.
But the fact is that Liverpool are conceding goals too readily, falling behind too often and having to chase games - and open themselves up further - as a result.
On Sunday, when they visit Newcastle United, a win will be paramount ahead of next weekend's match against Manchester United at Anfield.
We have seen before that Jose Mourinho knows exactly how to counter an attack-minded Liverpool side and the only way to thwart the Portuguese will be through a higher level of conviction and execution than has been present on Merseyside in recent weeks.
They could certainly do with the shot in the arm a performance more like the one they delivered against Arsenal earlier this season would provide at St James' Park on Sunday.