LIVERPOOL travel to St James' Park today for a huge clash with Newcastle in the Premier League.
The Reds have a brilliant record against the Magpies and were the only side to do the double over them last season.
But Eddie Howe's men will be out for revenge today against a Liverpool side who don't look at their best.
- Start time: 4.30pm BST
- TV/Live stream: Sky Sports Premier League
- Newcastle XI: To follow
- Liverpool XI: To follow
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Who will be the star men?
Newcastle: Alexander Isak
The striker hit the net twice in the thrashing of Villa.
And after drawing a blank against City, the Swede is due a goal this weekend.
Liverpool: Luis Diaz
Looks better than ever after last season's injury problems.
Diaz has scored in both of Liverpool's games so far and will be desperate to keep his run going.
What have the managers said:
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe: "I have a huge amount of respect for Jurgen and his coaching team. If you love football, I don't think you cannot have that respect, but we're competing against each other so you're fighting for everything. You're fighting for every point.
"These games are iconic – Newcastle vs Liverpool battles. Last year we were disappointed with the two defeats. The last minute of that Anfield game has replayed in my mind many times.
"The game at home was also painful in a different way. It was a day we didn't start very well but we played well with ten men.
"I respect Jurgen a lot, I think he’s done an unbelievable job, he’s an unbelievable manager, but I draw the line at friendships because they don’t exist for me against competitors."
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: "An away game at Newcastle and they are an incredibly strong team, super development under Howe, smart business.
"Two standouts are Tonali and Barnes, really good. Super intense style. Massive atmosphere, so this is a tough one."
"They are in the Champions League very deservedly."
When is Newcastle vs Liverpool?
- Newcastle's thrilling Premier League encounter against Liverpool will take place on Sunday, August 27.
- It is scheduled to get underway at 4:30pm BST.
- St. James' Park in Newcastle is the allocated arena for this fixture and it can host approximately 52,000 roaring fans.
- Liverpool ran out 2-0 winners when these English giants met in February and Magpies keeper Nick Pope received a red card.
What TV channel is it on and can it be live streamed?
- Newcastle vs Liverpool will be broadcast LIVE on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the UK.
- Coverage is expected to commence from 4pm BST on both channels.
- Fans can also stream the match via NOW TV.
- Alternatively, SunSport will have minute-by-minute coverage of the entire action through our live blog.
- By Kostas Lianos
Good afternoon from Newcastle
Welcome to SunSport's live blog coverage of the Premier League clash between Newcastle and Liverpool at St James' Park – Kostas here, and I will be bringing you all the live action.
This promises to be a an intense encounter between two top-four candidates in the Prem.
Newcastle manager Eddie Howe could be set for a major boost by having Joelinton back in the fold.
That is despite the fact the midfielder went off with a knock against Manchester City last Saturday.
The Magpies' latest summer signing Lewis Hall is also available for selection.
However, Howe has admitted that Hall lacks match sharpness so may not compete against Liverpool.
The Reds' boss Jurgen Klopp, on the other hand, will have Trent Alexander-Arnold available.
Alexander-Arnold has been passed fit despite suffering a knock against Bournemouth last time out.
However, Klopp will be without Ibrahima Konate due to a muscle injury.
Curtis Jones and Thiago Alcantara are also sidelined due to an ankle and hip injury respectively.
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