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Premier League: Liverpool vs Newcastle; ‘Six finals, and we have to win them all’

So thankfully no Super League means that Liverpool do still need to pick up points otherwise Champions League football will not be at Anfield next season.

The late equaliser for Leeds last Monday was a killer blow as Liverpool would have went into the top four if they could have held on however it was fair as the second half performance was very lifeless and flat.

The Super League circus definitely did not help that but now that is over the focus will be back and it is Newcastle who are coming to Anfield to attempt to get some points.

Steve Bruce’s team are on a run of good from as well and Jurgen Klopp knows it’ll be tough as he said: “We have to offer a proper, proper fight tomorrow.

“We have to create, we have to score and we have to defend. We only have massively important games left. Six finals, and we have to win them all.”

Newcastle stole a point off Liverpool in the reverse fixture drawing 0-0 and it seemed to be the start of the downfall for the Reds as they haven’t really looked like themselves since.

There is a mix of positive and negatives with the injury news for Jurgen Klopp as well.

The German said: “Nat Phillips is not back. Curtis Jones is back. All the others not. 

“Do I know when Jordan Henderson is coming back? Not really. Not the next couple of weeks.”

Yet another centre back injured, that position this season has been a curse.

Ben Davies might finally get his debut for the club if one of the centre back spots need filling as he was on the bench against Leeds.

However, the likelihood is Fabinho will drop back alongside Ozan Kabak again.

Klopp also confirmed Diogo Jota was fine after he was not pictured in the training photos.

Therefore there is a possibility of a front four with Steve Bruce almost definitely going to play defensive.

These have been the games that have killed Liverpool off this season against the relegation threatened sides.

They need to make sure Newcastle don’t kill them for good on Saturday.

Otherwise the season may as well be over for the champions.

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