Liverpool vs. Newcastle United – English Premier League, April 24, 2021

| April 22, 2021 5:57 am PDT

It would be interesting to see how Liverpool fans would react to their club’s involvement in the Super League controversy if they were allowed on the ground for this crucial game against Newcastle on Saturday.

The manager and players played no part in the sorry tale, of course, but the owners may have borne the brunt of some angry fans. Now Jurgen Klopp needs to have his players focused purely on the game.

Liverpool vs. Newcastle United Odds

Liverpool to Win-345
The Draw+460
Newcastle United to Win+800

Liverpool has looked far from champions material this season as it has lurched from injury crisis to injury crisis. But it should still be able to beat a Newcastle side fighting against the drop.

Still, the odds on BetOnline might attract some people thinking that the Magpies’ recent form suggests that this fixture will be closer than the odds.

Team Assessments

Liverpool took the lead against Leeds at Elland Road on Monday but had to deal with a second-half onslaught from the home side that was finally vindicated just three minutes from time. The draw turned out to be a good result for Jurgen Klopp’s side, which was by far the second-best team in the second period.

But it did leave Liverpool two points behind Chelsea and the top four.

There are still six or seven games to go for all of the clubs fighting for Champions League qualification, but none of the others looks like dropping too many points over the next month or so either.

Therefore, beating Newcastle at home is vital for Liverpool’s chances, but it is meeting Steve Bruce’s side at a time when it is finally beginning to pick up a few points of its own. The prospect of relegation to the Championship is still very real for Newcastle, so every game is crucial from now on.

Bruce will be hoping that Allan Saint-Maximin’s slight injury knock is not too serious, as his enthusiasm and influence on the rest of the team have been instrumental in the recent upturn in fortune. Although most of them have been drawn, Newcastle has only lost once in the last seven games and has found the confidence that had deserted earlier in the campaign.

Liverpool vs. Newcastle United Prediction and Pick

Pick
  • Liverpool to Win
    -345

Newcastle has enjoyed all the positive results over the last two months but is still a very limited team compared to its host on Saturday. Liverpool has not played near its potential – even with the string of injuries it has suffered – and Jurgen Klopp will be very disappointed if his players can not win the three points this weekend.

Dan Roberts

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