Liverpool will be hoping to get back to winning ways following their successive defeats against Manchester United and Arsenal in their last two Premier League fixtures.Reuters

Liverpool take on Newcastle United at Anfield as they look to make a respectable finish in the Premier League this season.

The Reds were right on course to book a spot in next season's Champions League, but two crippling defeat against Arsenal and Manchester United severely dented their chances of making a top four finish in the Premier League.

They are currently in sixth place in the Premier League, seven points behind the fourth-placed Manchester City.

This means that Liverpool, in addtion to winning all their remaining Premier League fixtures, will be dependent on Manchester City's result, as the Reds will need the Citizens to drop points in order to give them a chance to secure a top four position this season.

However, Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge despite admitting that his side have done very poorly compared to last season, insists that the Reds can still make a top four finish in the Premier League.

"We have, of course, not played as well as we have done in the last season but things change," said the England striker, according to ESPN. "Top-four is still feasible. We have seven games left and anything is possible."

"There are still seven games to go in the Premier League and we are looking forward to playing in each of those."

The Reds are still in the FA Cup, having defeated Blackburn in the quarter-final replay to book a place in Wembley, where they will be facing Aston Villa.

Although Liverpool has a good chance to at least secure one piece of silverware in the form of the FA Cup, Sturridge insists that doing well in the Premier League is their main priority this seasom.

"The FA Cup is huge for us but we have to still understand we have a chance in the Premier League and getting into the top four," he added.

Despite back-to-back Premier League defeats against Manchester United and Arsenal, the Reds are expected to beat Newcastle United on Monday.

However, the former Chelsea admits that the Reds cannot afford to take any fixture lightly, insisting his side will now be treating each and every game as a cup final.

"Every game is important now," added Sturridge. "If we advance in the [FA] cup we will have nine games and every one will be a cup final."

Meanwhile, Newcastle will also be hoping to take advantage of the Reds recent run of poor results and cause an upset at Anfield on Monday.

However, it will certainly be a big task for them as they themselves are currently not in the best of forms, having recorded successive defeats in their last four Premier League fixtures.

The Magpies record at Anfield is also very poor as they failed to win a single game at this stadium since 1994.

Newcastle had a similar history against United (whom they had not managed to beat at Old Trafford since 1972) until last season, but they managed to break that record last season when Yohan Cabaye fired them to a 1-0 win in December 2013.

And manager John Carver hopes that the Magpies can take that example and break their jinx at Anfield on Monday.

"We have a great relationship with the Liverpool fans. Liverpool and Newcastle fans have had some fantastic matches to watch between the sides, like the two 4-3 games there," said Carver according to ESPN.

"We've responded in the past and the players owe it to themselves. We won at Old Trafford last season. So, Theatre of Dreams, Anfield - two meccas of football - and it can be done."

Expected Line-ups:

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Can, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Lucas, Allen, Sterling, Coutinho, Sturridge

Newcastle United: Krul, Taylor, Janmaat, Williamson, Colback, Sissoko, Gutierrez, Gouffran, Ameobi, Cabella, Per

Where to Watch Live

The EPL match is scheduled for pm 8.00 pm BST (12:30 am IST, 8 pm EDT), starting with live coverage in India on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports 4 HD in India. The game can also be watched via live streaming online in India on

Catch the action live in the UK live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD, while viewers can also watch the watch online via live streaming on Sky GO. Catch the game live in the US on NBCSN, while the action can also be live streamed online on NBC Sports Extra.

Audience in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the game via live streaming online on Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa viewers can do the same on SuperSport online. Australia viewers can watch the game on Fox Sports 4 and live stream it on Foxtel Play.

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