Date: 17th October 2013 at 9:55pm
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It is that time again, Premier League action has returned! It is always a painful wait during International breaks but finally we get to watch our beloved Reds take on Newcastle on Saturday at St. James’ Park.

One thing that always worries me after International games is injuries picked up by our players whilst they play for their country. But I am glad to say that we did not pick any up and we have a very strong squad ahead of this game, only Phillipe Coutinho who is still recovering from his shoulder injury is missing.

With almost a full compliment of players to pick from, Brendan Rodgers will have a selection headache going into this one. The first thing he has to establish is if Liverpool continue with the 3-4-1-2 formation which has bought us great success or revert back to the 4-3-3 formation. My guess, and what would make sense, is that Liverpool stick with the 3-4-1-2… If it is not broken then do not fix it.

Now looking at the personnel who should start the game on Saturday, here are my thoughts:


There is no doubt that Simon Mignolet with be in goal. He has had a very good start to his career at Liverpool and has already shown us how great a shot stopper he is. One concern though over Mignolet is dealing with crosses and his distribution from the back. Those are areas he has to work on and I am sure as he gets more experience they will improve.

Just to show how great Mignolet has been, he was recently named the clubs player of the Month for September.

12 responses to “One shock omission: How Liverpool should line up against Newcastle”

  1. Dave R says:

    You should be writing for the Beano or Dandy

  2. john t says:

    I hate websites ( and no longer read them) that make you click page after page to read one article. Put it on one f’kin page.

    • Patrick says:

      That was very rude John, nobody asked you to read it.

      Liverpool will have a strong bench when Coutinho is back too, we’ll need that and somebody like Moses coming on against tired players could change matches.

  3. adilinho says:

    Jordan over Gerrard?!!! bahahahaha….your crazy or dumb

  4. Jack says:

    Do not write another article, Tony, until you have significantly improved your command of the English language.

  5. chris lfc says:

    Some fans can not get over the fact that it is okay and needed to “drop” Gerrard from time to time. The guy needs to rest. Why burn him out this early on? The guy is not a spring chicken anymore so forget him playing every minute of the season. Giving Gerrard a break will also give others a chance like Allen and Hendo. Gerrard is not going to be around forever so we need to start finding his replacement.

    • JoeYNWA says:

      Chris, With all due respect, Gerrard played every prem game last term? I’m pretty sure he wont suffer burn out just yet. 33 or not!

    • Dave R says:

      Leave Lucas out and play someone who can actually play and has some energy that would give Stevie an easier time , sitting on the bench squirming at every clumsy tackle the fella makes won’t do him any good at all

  6. bukanol says:

    ???ah U?r right.gerrard should be rested n brought in at †?? second half

  7. Red2theBone says:

    I like the 3-4-1-2 formation

    Mignolet/Toure/Skrtel/Sakho/Johnson/Enrique/Lucas/Gerrard/Henderson/Suarez/Sturridge with Moses and Sterling comming on in the 70 min mark with freshness and great speed when the magpies are worn out from looking out after the deadly SAS team!

  8. Tpfleen says:

    When will some folks here realize that ‘character assassination’ is a lame thing to do? If you don’t have anything positive and objective to say or contribute to a discourse, you’d better hold your peace.
    Tony, I totally agree with the ‘one shock omission’ point.

  9. Maxmos says:

    Totally agree, Gerard should be rested in this kind of matches and come in matches like that of Arsenal