Liverpool play host to a Newcastle United side they have had the better of for a very long time, even post-takeover which shows how good of a job Jurgen Klopp has done to keep his side performing at such an impressive level.
These two teams have been part of some historic fixtures over the years, especially in the Premier League era, with some high-scoring affairs and title-deciding games springing to mind, but it's the Reds who have the edge with over 40 more wins than they have defeats.
Liverpool vs Newcastle H2H record
This class on New Year's Day will be the 187th meeting between these two giants and famous clubs of English football, Newcastle have more often than not been on the receiving end of a defeat, but with their current form, this would be the ideal time to turn things around.
Liverpool wins: 92
Newcastle wins: 50
Their first ever meeting was back in 1893 when the Reds won 5-1 dominantly and then it wouldn't be until 1895 when Newcastle got their first-ever win against Liverpool, and they ended up picking up back-to-back victories against the Reds.
Liverpool vs Newcastle last five H2Hs
Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle – 16th December 2021
After two games of having nothing to separate the two sides, this was the beginning of an amazing run for the Reds against Newcastle. However, it didn't start as planned with the struggling Magpies going ahead after seven minutes through Jonjo Shelvey. Liverpool came roaring back though with first-half strikes from Diogo Jota and Moahmemd Slaha before Trent Alexander Arnold sealed the win in the 87th minute.
Newcastle 0-1 Liverpool – 30th April 2022
Liverpool had now made it five trips to St James' Park without tasting defeat, the first time they'd managed that since 1969 and it was a game in which they were utterly dominant. Nabi Keita scored the only goal of the game but it was enough for the three points required to send the Reds back to the top of the Premier League table. For Newcastle, it was just their third defeat in 17 league fixtures.
Liverpool 2-1 Newcastle – 31st August 2022
This was one of the more raucous and feisty encounters between these two sides for a long time. Newcastle's new striker, Alexander Isak, netted early on his debut and later had been ruled out for offside. However, second-half strikes from Roberto Firmino and a 90th-minute winner from Fabio Carvalho handed the Reds an unlikely win. Something the fans and Klopp felt was just after apparent time wasting from the away side.
Newcastle 0-2 Liverpool – 18th February 2023
An away win for Liverpool and one that continued Newcastle's mid-season poor run of form. However, it was the sending off of goalkeeper Nick Pope which stole the headlines as it meant the usual number one would miss the Carabao Cup final clash in a few days. Liverpool struggled last season but strikes from Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo in seven minutes ended the game before it got started.
Newcastle 1-2 Liverpool – 27th August 2023
More late heartache for Newcastle fans was experienced earlier this season when substitute Darwin Nunez scored two late goals for the 10-men of Liverpool with one of them coming in the 93rd minute. Newcastle raced into a lead through ex-Everton man Anthony Gordon before Virgil van Dijk was handed his marching orders but it seemed to only galvanise Klopp's men who showed their mental toughness.
Potential MVP – Darwin Nunez
Since making his big-money move to Liverpool, Nunez has not scored more goals against a single opponent than he has against the Magpies. Three goals in two appearances, with all of them coming away from home. Nunez netted a memorable brace earlier this season to steal an unlikely three points in added time, and after his Boxing Day strike against Burnley, he'll be brimming with confidence.
The obvious key trend here is that Liverpool are the dominant side in this fixture and that they rarely don't score over 1.5 goals, having failed to do so just once in the previous five encounters.
The Reds will also be buzzing to know they can assert more dominance at the top of the Premier League table with a victory against a Newcastle side who've won one of their seven games across all competitions and are in trouble of seeing their season fizzle out.
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