Magpies vs Liverpool

Next up we take on a club in Newcastle that are a proper football club, with real heritage and outstanding fans and manager marred only by having a prat of an owner. They are sponsored by Huawei under the slogan "Huawei the lads" or I may have made that up anyway their mascot really is Monty the Magpie.

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There are strong links between the club. At managerial level there is of course Kevin Keegan and Rafa and at playing level we have signed great players from them like Terry McDermott, Peter Beardsley, Alan Kennedy, Barry Venison, Jose Enrique. Didi Hamman and of course Gini (I am deliberately glossing over Andy Carroll to keep things pleasant) The greatest of these was Peter Beardsley (imho) and our thoughts go out to him on the loss of Notre Dame.

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The team:  If Firmino is still not fit to start I think Klopp will follow his instincts and try Migs as a false 9 and if TAA is not fit enough I think he will fall back on his preferred method of team selection and just draw names from a hat ……;-) But if both are ready to go I think he will start  with Alisson, TAA, Matip, VVD, Robbo, Fab, Hendo, Milner, Mane, Firmino, Salah. Hopefully, he will be able to make changes later in the game to rest a few ready for the greatest comeback in footballing history at Anfield on Tuesday YNWA.

PL Bonus Questions:
1. LFC player to score 1st Goal (1pt)
2. 1st player to be booked, either team. (1pt)
3. Player with the high match rating as per the echo (1pt)
TLBN 4th goal special:
4. LFC player who scores the 4th LFC goal (4pt)
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