While Liverpool are eyeing a top four finish in the Premier League this season, Newcastle are battling not to get relegated from the English top flight. With four games remaining in the domestic league this season, expect both sides to go hammer and tongs during their EPL encounter on Saturday.
The two sides clash at Anfield.
While LFC have problems in their attacking department, the Toon Army have problems in the defensive front. Liverpool striker Divock Origi, who suffered an ankle ligament injury just days back, will be unavailable for the match along side Christian Benteke, who has been out for many days owing to a knee injury.
For Newcastle, Dutch defender Daryl Janmaat and Argentine centre back Fabricio Coloccini are both out with a groin injury.
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are on a good run in the Premier League this season in the closing stages. They have won their previous three league fixtures; scoring a total of 10 goals and conceding just twice.
Newcastle have been on a good form off-late as well. They have remained undefeated in their last two league fixtures, which includes the morale boosting 1-1 draw against EPL giants Manchester City.
"We know about the strengths of Newcastle, especially the physical strength of Newcastle but not only that. You need to be fit in this game, there is no doubt about it," Klopp told BBC ahead of the game.
For former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez, it is all about keeping the belief alive and registering a favourable result. "We are fighting and they are fighting," said Benitez, the current Newcastle coach. "They have a good manager and they have good players. The atmosphere will be fantastic.
"We know about our away form and it's not the best, but the reaction of the players these last two games showed me that we can improve. We have got to believe, I'm not just happy with just two good games. We have to fight to the end."
First leg result: Newcastle 2-0 Liverpool.
Where to watch live
Liverpool vs Newcastle is scheduled to kick off at 3 p.m. BST (7:30 p.m. IST, 10 a.m. EST), April 23.
The live scores can be found on the Premier League match centre.