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Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling by Davide Santon. Davide Santon is cautioned. Luis Suarez crosses the ball in from the free kick, blocked by Papiss Cisse. Corner taken by Jonjo Shelvey from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Steven Taylor.
The ball is delivered by Stewart Downing, Jonjo Shelvey takes a shot. Comfortable save by Tim Krul.
Jonjo Shelvey produces a cross, clearance by Steven Taylor.
Jonjo Shelvey takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.
Unfair challenge on Steven Gerrard by Davide Santon results in a free kick. Steven Gerrard delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Jonas Gutierrez.
Corner taken by Steven Gerrard played to the near post, Davide Santon makes a clearance.
Jonjo Shelvey delivers the ball, clearance by Sammy Ameobi.
Unfair challenge on Steven Gerrard by Papiss Cisse results in a free kick. Martin Skrtel takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Raheem Sterling, clearance by Danny Simpson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabricio Coloccini on Luis Suarez. Fabricio Coloccini is shown a red card for serious foul play. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Gerrard, Tim Krul makes a comfortable save.
Sammy Ameobi takes a shot. Brad Jones makes a save.
The ball is crossed by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
Hatem Ben Arfa takes a shot. Save by Brad Jones.
Corner taken by Stewart Downing from the left by-line played to the near post, Papiss Cisse makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonas Gutierrez on Raheem Sterling. Free kick taken by Raheem Sterling.
Steven Gerrard takes a shot. Save made by Tim Krul.
Papiss Cisse has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Stewart Downing takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Jonas Gutierrez makes a clearance.
Raheem Sterling takes a shot. Steven Taylor gets a block in.
Stewart Downing comes on in place of Nuri Sahin.
Luis Suarez takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Davide Santon.
Raheem Sterling takes a shot. Jonas Gutierrez gets a block in.
Steven Gerrard produces a cross, clearance made by Steven Taylor.
Sanchez Jose Enrique delivers the ball, clearance made by Steven Taylor.
Sammy Ameobi fouled by Nuri Sahin, the ref awards a free kick. Hatem Ben Arfa has an effort direct from the free kick.
Shane Ferguson sends in a cross, Daniel Agger makes a clearance.
Corner taken short by Shane Ferguson.
Luis Suarez concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonas Gutierrez. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
The referee penalises Papiss Cisse for handball. Direct free kick taken by Martin Skrtel.
Shane Ferguson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Yohan Cabaye.
Goal scored by Luis Suarez from close range low into the middle of the goal. Liverpool 1-1 Newcastle.The assist for the goal came from Sanchez Jose Enrique.
Jonjo Shelvey comes on in place of Jesus Fernandez Saez.
Corner from left by-line taken by Yohan Cabaye.
Corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye from the right by-line, clearance by Nuri Sahin.
Sanchez Jose Enrique challenges Papiss Cisse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Yohan Cabaye delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Sanchez Jose Enrique manages to make a clearance.
Danny Simpson challenges Raheem Sterling unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Gerrard from left wing, Danny Simpson manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Steven Gerrard, clearance by Hatem Ben Arfa.
Steven Gerrard takes a shot. Blocked by Fabricio Coloccini.
Nuri Sahin produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Corner taken by Nuri Sahin, Jonas Gutierrez manages to make a clearance.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nuri Sahin on Danny Simpson. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Raheem Sterling delivers the ball. The official flags Martin Skrtel offside. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Davide Santon concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Suarez. Free kick crossed by Steven Gerrard, save by Tim Krul.
Shot by Vurnon Anita from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
Raheem Sterling concedes a free kick for a foul on Papiss Cisse. Yohan Cabaye takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling by Vurnon Anita results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Steven Gerrard.
Sammy Ameobi on for Demba Ba.
Corner taken short by Luis Suarez.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jesus Fernandez Saez, Demba Ba manages to make a clearance.
Steven Taylor has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
Jesus Fernandez Saez is penalised for a handball. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Yohan Cabaye from left wing, Steven Gerrard makes a clearance.
Luis Suarez produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.
Yohan Cabaye produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
The ball is delivered by Hatem Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Liverpool 0-1 Newcastle.Assist on the goal came from Hatem Ben Arfa.
Corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard from the right by-line, Demba Ba manages to make a clearance. Shot from just outside the box by Jesus Fernandez Saez goes over the crossbar.
Jesus Fernandez Saez takes a shot. Fabricio Coloccini gets a block in.
The ball is swung over by Luis Suarez.
Yohan Cabaye concedes a free kick for a foul on Raheem Sterling. Steven Gerrard shoots direct from the free kick.
Danny Simpson crosses the ball, clearance made by Daniel Agger.
Jesus Fernandez Saez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hatem Ben Arfa. Davide Santon takes the direct free kick.
Nuri Sahin decides to take a short corner.
Steven Gerrard sends in a cross, clearance by Fabricio Coloccini.
Daniel Agger delivers the ball, clearance made by Davide Santon.
Joe Allen concedes a free kick for a foul on Demba Ba. Yohan Cabaye crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel. The referee blows for offside against Steven Taylor. Brad Jones restarts play with the free kick.
Header by Luis Suarez from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
The ball is swung over by Sanchez Jose Enrique, clearance by Steven Taylor.
James Perch leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Simpson.
Foul by Nuri Sahin on Jonas Gutierrez, free kick awarded. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Nuri Sahin from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Demba Ba.
Demba Ba challenges Daniel Agger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Allen.
Unfair challenge on Davide Santon by Luis Suarez results in a free kick. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Tim Krul makes a save.
Hatem Ben Arfa takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by James Perch. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Luis Suarez.
The ball is delivered by Vurnon Anita, clearance made by Steven Gerrard.
Jonas Gutierrez delivers the ball.
Unfair challenge on James Perch by Nuri Sahin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Fabricio Coloccini.
Effort by Demba Ba from a long way out goes over the target.
Fabricio Coloccini challenges Luis Suarez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.
Raheem Sterling has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.
Corner taken left-footed by Nuri Sahin, Demba Ba makes a clearance.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Steven Gerrard, save by Tim Krul.
Jesus Fernandez Saez takes a shot. Davide Santon gets a block in.
The ball is swung over by Andre Wisdom.
A cross is delivered by Raheem Sterling, Davide Santon manages to make a clearance.
Raheem Sterling takes a short corner.
Centre by Raheem Sterling, Fabricio Coloccini makes a clearance.
Steven Gerrard takes a shot. Steven Taylor gets a block in. Foul by Vurnon Anita on Raheem Sterling, free kick awarded. Steven Gerrard crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Tim Krul.
Rodgers hails `modern great' Gerrard
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will make his 600th appearance for his boyhood club on Sunday with manager Brendan Rodgers hailing the midfielder as a genuine modern-day great.
The 32-year-old made his debut in November 1988 and has long since been established as one of the Reds' greatest players.
When he leads out the side at Anfield against Newcastle he will become only the 10th player to have clocked up 600 matches for the club.
Despite criticism in the past about Gerrard not performing in an England shirt Rodgers believes now is the time to start truly appreciating the inspirational midfielder.
"Players of that ilk come around very rarely," said the Northern Irishman.
"I think he is a player that supporters should really make the most of the years he has left.
"He still has a number of years left, don't get me wrong, but this guy has quality.
"You saw him the other night when we were playing Swansea and the game was flat in the first half.
"He dons his Superman cape, comes on and changes the whole dynamic of the game.
"That is what great players do and this is one of the modern greats of the game.
"What is even more of a pleasure to see is how he devotes his life to it.
"He is 32 and he wants to learn. We are looking at videos of his game to improve him and that has to come from him.
"He is not settling on everything he has had in his career, he is wanting to improve and he is an incredible talent who is a real pleasure to work with.
"I've said it before and I'll say it again, he's an iconic figure for this football club."
While Rodgers waxed lyrical about one of the club's all-time greats, he also reserved praise for a player he feels has not got the credit he has deserved over the last year.
Glen Johnson, currently battling a hamstring niggle to be fit to face the Magpies, has over the last 12 months been switched from the right of defence to the left, returned and then moved back again.
Rodgers feels that has hidden the influence he has had, particularly this season.
"Glen has arguably been the player of the Premier League, never mind Liverpool," said the Reds boss.
"He has been absolutely outstanding when you consider he has played a lot of the season at left-back.
"He is a world-class full-back and when you miss a player of that quality it does weaken you as a team, of course.
"I look at him and (Barcelona's) Dani Alves as the two best right-backs in world football.
"I don't know how he has been beforehand but he is absolutely fantastic.
"He has shown he is a top player and I've been very impressed with Glen - his attitude to training and the game and the fact he's had to fill in at left-back because of Jose Enrique's injury this year."
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has warned his side not to be overcome by the intimidating atmosphere at Anfield as they go in search of their first win over Liverpool on Merseyside in more than 18 years.
Liverpool very much have the upper hand over Newcastle on their home turf, where the Magpies are without a league win against the Reds since 1994.
It was in that year Andy Cole and Rob Lee both scored to earn Newcastle a 2-0 victory, with visits to Anfield since then proving to be anything but fruitful for the north east club, with 15 defeats and one draw to show for their efforts.
Last season, Liverpool beat Pardew's side 3-1 in the same fixture, with two goals for Craig Bellamy and one from Steven Gerrard doing the damage.
Pardew hopes his team will have learnt from that experience and use it to their advantage to end their Anfield losing streak.
"This particular side has only been there once. We're taking back more or less the side that played there last year so that will stand them in good stead," Pardew said.
"It's a fixture that you can get wrapped up in a little bit. It's such an emotional start, the way they build that game up, and you can get lost in that period.
"Sometimes teams are beat before they get there so hopefully we will get over that this time.
"Anfield is one of those places where that does happen. The build up is fantastic and if you're a football fan you have to go there to witness it.
"St James' Park can also create an atmosphere where you can freeze. You just have to hope it doesn't happen to your team."
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