Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Sunday’s football game between Newcastle United and Liverpool will bring down the curtain on day 3 of the new Premier League campaign. The Magpies aim to recover from a 1-0 loss to Manchester City and they are seen as favourites to beat Jurgen Klopp’s troops at their St. James’ Park. Summer signing Harvey Barnes is pushing for a start, whereas both Krafth and Manquillo remain on the sidelines through injuries. Pacey winger Joelinton should be fit for the match.
The Reds, meanwhile, came from behind to beat Bournemouth 3-1 in their first home game of the season, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Newcastle. As the Magpies are tough to beat at home, we do not believe that Mohamed Salah and Co. are capable of grabbing more than one point from the match. Summer recruit Alexis Mac Allister is banned for the game, while fellow midfielder Curtis Jones is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Highlighted Player (Mohamed Salah):
Mohamed Salah is considered one of the best African players. Salah began his senior career at El Mokawloon, scoring 11 goals in 41 league appearances for the club and in 2012 he moved to Europe, signing a four-year deal with Swiss side Basel.
The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as a striker as well was producing outstanding displays for the RotBlau from 2012 to 2014 and, as a result, Chelsea chiefs decided to sign him on 26 January, 2015 for a fee of £11 million. Mohamed Salah, though, failed to impress in the Premier league and one year later he was sent on loan to Fiorentina.
After making 16 league appearances for the Viola in the Serie A, the left-footed winger signed a loan deal with Roma on 6 August, 2015. The Romans made the contract permanent on 3 August, 2016. Speaking of his international career, Salah made his Egypt debut on 3 September, 2011 in a 2-1 loss to Sierra Leone. It has to be noted that he was named Roma’s player of the season (2015/2016).
Highlighted Team (Newcastle):
Newcastle United failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and, as a result, they dropped to the English second tier. The Magpies will host their rivals at their St. James’ Park in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign and it has to be noted that the capacity of the stadium is 52,354.
Newcastle United have won four domestic trophies (1904/1905, 1906/1907, 1908/1909, 1926/1927), while lifting six FA Cup titles (1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955) and a number of star players were part of the St. James’ Park outfit in the past.
David Ginola, Michael Owen, Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, Nolberto Solano, Gary Speed, Obafemi Martins and Kevin Nolan are notable footballers who are still remembered at the club. Newcastle’s fiercest rivals are Sunderland and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals face each other in the Tyne-Wear derby. The color of Newcastle’s home kit is black and white.