Howay the Lads!!! Newcastle United vs Liverpool

From the official site, Big Sam Allardyce makes six changes from the Magpies XI which drew at Sunderland two weeks ago. Abdoulaye Faye (hamstring) and Steven Taylor (back) both still injured, Habib Beye and Jose Enrique deputising for the sidelined pair.

United skipper Geremi also returns and is likely to start as right-back with Beye and David Rozehnal forming a partnership in the central of the defence.

Nicky Butt returns from suspension and will guard Newcastle midfield with Turkish star Emre. Joey Barton and James Milner dropping down to the bench while Alan Smith handed the place with Charles N'Zogbia.

In front, Oba Martins replaces the injured Michael Owen (thigh) and will pairing with Mark Viduka in attack, while in goal the fit again Shay Given replacing Steve Harper. Stephen Carr also make a return to the bench after having been out since August with a hamstring injury.

Howay the laaaddsss!!!!!!

Newcastle United FC: Shay Given, Geremi, Jose Enrique, David Rozehnal, Habib Beye, Charles N'Zogbia, Alan Smith, Nicky Butt, Emre, Mark Viduka, Oba Martins
Subs: Stephen Carr, Joey Barton, James Milner, Steve Harper, David Edgar

Liverpool FC: Pepe Reina, Steve Finnan, Sami Hyypia, Harry Kewell, Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres, Alvaro Arbeloa, Dirk Kuyt, , Momo Sissoko, Lucas Leiva, Jamie Carragher
Subs: Charles Itandje, John Arne Riise, Peter Crouch, Ryan Babel, Javier Mascherano

Referee: Alan Wiley
Attendance: tbc

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