Liverpool hosts Newcastle at Anfield on September 14, 2019 in round five of the 2019/20 English Premier League season.

“Soccer" Liverpool

Liverpool was founded in 1892 and the Reds joined the Football League the following year. Liverpool is one of the most successful and popular football teams in the world. They have won six European Cups which is more than any English team in history. Liverpool has also won three UEFA Cups, three UEFA Super Cups, 18 League titles, seven FA Cups a record 8 League Cups, 15 FA Community Shields and one Football League Super Cup title .

Right after he took charge, Jurgen Klopp led the Reds to runner-up finishes in the Football League Cup and in the UEFA Europa League. Liverpool finished second behind Manchester City during the 2018-19 term with 97 points, a record for a second-placed squad. They have made the Champions League final in two consecutive seasons and they defeated Tottenham 2-0 to win the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final.

The Reds rank second in the Premier League in Goal Difference at +9. They have scored a total of 12 goals in four games this season, putting them at 2nd in the league in that statistical category. They have also allowed an EPL 2nd-best three goals so far this season. Nine of their 12 goals scored were assisted.

Mohamed Salah has opened the season in fantastic form as he has scored three goals and assisted twice in four matches played. Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have contributed two goals each with Mane also assisting once and Firmino twice. Virgil Van Djik has scored one goal while Trent Alexander-Arnold has two assists for the Reds who enter this match as the soccer betting favorites.

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“Soccer" Newcastle United

Newcastle United is one of England’s most consistent football clubs. The Magpies have spent 86 years of their history playing in the Top Flight. They have won a total of four League titles, six FA Cups, one Charity Shield, one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and a UEFA Intertoto Cup. Overall, they have the 9th most trophies won by any English Club.

After winning The Championship in 2017, Newcastle United finished 10th in the league in their first year back in the top flight. In 2018, they placed 13th to avoid relegation The clun hired Steve Bruce in July 2019, they finished third in the preseason tournament 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy.

Newcastle ranks 13th in the EPL in Goal Difference at -2. They have scored only three goals for far this season and that is ranked 18th in the league. Newcastle has allowed five goals in four matches played, putting them at 7th in the Premier League. All of their three goals scored were assisted.

Joelinton, Fabian Schar, and Jonjo Shelvey have scored Newcastle’s three goals this season. Meanwhile, Isaac Hayden, Christian Atsu, and Sean Longstaff have provided the assists for the club’s three goals. Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has 11 saves with five goals conceded in four appearances.

“Soccer" Who Wins?

Liverpool is currently on top of the EPL team standings right now. The Reds have opened the season with four straight victories, defeating Norwich City, Southampton, Arsenal and Bournemouth in succession. They have allowed just three goals in four games and have already scored a dozen.

Newcastle United is currently ranked 14th in the EPL standings with a 1-1-2 record. They opened the season with back to back losses to Arsenal and Norwich City. In their third match, New Castle defeated Tottenham and then in their last outing, they were held to a 1-1 draw against Watford.

Head to head, these teams have played each other a total of 177 times in their history. Liverpool has 85 wins and these team figured in a draw in 42 matches. The Reds Liverpool boasts of a lineup that has the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Virgil Van Djik. Salah leads all goal scorers with three goals already this season while Mane and Van Djik have also found the back of the net this early. Much has been said about Salah and Mane having differences early in the season but to me, that will only make this team even better. Liverpool has yet to lose a match this season. I don’t see them dropping their first against a Newcastle team that has struggled to score. Prediction: Liverpool

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