Returning from the international break and handed the chance to briefly extend their buffer at the top of the table to five points, Liverpool will welcome Newcastle to Anfield on Saturday lunchtime.
Prior to the international break, JurgenKlopp’s title contenders secured an empathic 3-0 win away at Burnley and are now the only side who can boast a 100% start to the 2019/2020 campaign.
On the flip side, while Liverpool might be yet to drop a single point entering September, Newcastle still find the mood in the North West at a worrying low.
Snatching a point against strugglers Watford last time out, Steve Bruce’s men have recorded just a single top-flight victory.
You will be interested to know that Saturday’s hosts have won each of their last three appearances against the Magpies and have also recorded back-to-back clean sheets in their matchups at Anfield. A similar outcome can be found at 4/5 with Bet365.
Liverpool’s winning start continues
Already clinching their first piece of silverware in the shape of the Super Cup last month, Liverpool have their sights firmly set on clinching their first domestic crown.
Now holding a two-point buffer over the defending champions entering September, a huge part of JurgenKlopp’s 100% start has come thanks to their form in the final third.
Already bagging 12 goals in their opening four appearances, one man who will undoubtedly spearhead the Reds’ title charge on Merseyside will be former PFA Player of the Year, Mohamed Salah.
While the Egypt international may have been at the centre of a public outburst by teammate Sadio Mane at Turf Moor, last year’s Golden Boot winner already has three goals to his name and can be found at 8/11 with SkyBet to extend that run this weekend.
Elsewhere, the former Borussia Dortmund boss will still be unable to call upon first-choice shot-stopper, Alisson.
Still recovering from a calf injury, the Brazilian keeper will once again be deputized by former West Ham #1 Adrian.
Newcastle’s lack of creativity
Although Newcastle may have managed to clinch a famous win away at Spurs last month and also battle from behind to clinch a point off of Watford last time out, the mood around St. James’ still remains at a low.
Despite new Head Coach Steve Bruce describing his sides start to the 2019/2020 season as “level par” the more vocal fans in the North West are still far from pleased by the former Sunderland boss’s arrival.
Already priced at 5/1 with Ladbrokes to be the next manager hit with the boot, Bruce also has a string of injury concerns before their trip to Anfield.
Newcastle will be without Matt Ritchie, Andy Carroll, Allan Maximin, DeAndreYedlin, Dwight Gayle, Florian Lejeune, and Jack Colback
Remarkably, since the start of 2019, no played at St. James’ has scored more goals than defender Fabian Schär.
With club-record signing Joelinton scoring just a single goal since making a £40million move to the North West over the summer, you will be interested to know that the Magpies are at 8/13 to once again draw a blank this weekend.