Date: 11th May 2014 at 2:10pm
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The line-ups are in ahead of the Premier League fixture between Liverpool and Newcastle United at Anfield this afternoon…

The 2013-14 Premier League season draws to a close this afternoon with Liverpool expected to finish second but still dreaming of a first league championship in 24 years.

To achieve such a feat the Reds need to beat opponents Newcastle United and hope West Ham United produce a shock win at leaders Manchester City.

Kop boss Brendan Rodgers has made two changes from the side which threw away a three-goal lead when drawing with Crystal Palace last week.

Jordan Henderson returns from suspension and replaces Lucas Leiva, while vice-captain Daniel Agger is preferred to Mamadou Sakho at centre-back.

For the visitors, French internationals Hatem Ben Arfa and Loic Remy are both overlooked as veteran forward Shola Ameobi starts.

At the time of writing, 86% of Vital Liverpool users who voted in our prediction poll have gone for a Liverpool win. 7% have plumped for the Magpies while a further 7% envisage a draw.

The game is scheduled for a 3.00pm BST kick-off and will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports.


Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Flanagan, Gerrard (c), Allen, Henderson, Sterling, Sturridge, Suarez.

Subs: Jones, Toure, Sakho, Cissokho, Lucas, Coutinho, Aspas.


Newcastle United: Krul, S.Taylor, Williamson, Coloccini (c), Haidara, Debuchy, Anita, Tiote, Gouffran, Sissoko, Shola Ameobi.

Subs: Elliot, Santon, Yanga-Mbiwa, Satka, Dummett, Sammy Ameobi, de Jong.



Click here to read Vital Liverpool’s preview of this game

Click here to read our interview with a Newcastle fan

Click here to read Mark Lawrenson’s predictions

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