NEWCASTLE (Sporting Alert) — The starting lineups for the English Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St James’ Park on Saturday.
After impressing in the 2-0 victory over Manchester City on Wednesday in the Capital One Cup, midfielder Mehdi Abeid has been handed his first Premier League start for Newcastle United.
He will play alongside Jack Colback, Gabriel Obertan and Moussa Sissoko, while Sammy Ameobi and Papiss Cisse are leading the attack for the home side.
Meanwhile, for Liverpool, striker Mario Balotelli is in the attack again, with the likes of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Fabio Borini all on the bench.
Balotelli came off the bench to score in the midweek Capital One Cup win over Swansea City.
Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Henderson and Glen Johnson, who were also involved in that game also start today, with Raheem Sterling, Joe Allen and Steven Gerrard also in action for the visitors.
Newcastle: Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Dummett, Abeid, Colback, Sissoko, Obertan, Cisse, Ameobi. Subs: Ryan Taylor, Gouffran, Aarons, Perez, Haidara, Cabella, Elliot.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Gerrard, Allen, Coutinho, Balotelli, Sterling. Subs: Brad Jones, Toure, Lambert, Manquillo, Lallana, Can, Borini.
Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)