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The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Mike Williamson manages to make a clearance.
Shot comes in from Luis Suarez from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by Mathieu Debuchy.
Mathieu Debuchy makes a clearance.
Centre by Luis Suarez.
Vurnon Anita decides to take a short corner.
The ball is crossed by Daniel Sturridge.
Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Raheem Sterling on Sammy Ameobi.
The referee blows for offside against Luis Suarez.
Aly Cissokho restarts play with the free kick.
Booking for Mathieu Debuchy for unsporting behaviour.
Victor Moses fouled by Mathieu Debuchy, the ref awards a free kick.
Shot by Daniel Sturridge went wide of the right-hand post.
The ball is delivered by Steven Gerrard.
Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Daniel Sturridge challenges Yoan Gouffran unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Daniel Sturridge has an effort at goal. Cheick Tiote gets a block in.
Raheem Sterling replaces Glen Johnson.
Shot by Jordan Henderson went over the crossbar.
Corner taken by Luis Alberto from the left by-line.
The ball is crossed by Aly Cissokho.
Shot by Luis Suarez. Sammy Ameobi gets a block in.
Clearance made by Mike Williamson.
(Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Vurnon Anita coming on for Yohan Cabaye.
Sammy Ameobi on for Hatem Ben Arfa.
Yohan Cabaye has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Victor Moses concedes a free kick for a foul on Mathieu Debuchy.
Glen Johnson manages to make a clearance.
Daniel Sturridge is ruled offside.
Daniel Sturridge grabs a goal with a headed effort. Newcastle 2-2 Liverpool.Assist on the goal came from Luis Suarez.
Clearance made by Aly Cissokho.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kolo Toure on Loic Remy.
Shot by Luis Suarez. Parried by Tim Krul back into danger.
Shot by Cheick Tiote went wide left of the goal.
Loic Remy takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Skrtel.
Cheick Tiote manages to make a clearance.
The referee shows Yoan Gouffran a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aly Cissokho by Yoan Gouffran.
The ball is crossed by Steven Gerrard.
Clearance by Glen Johnson.
Mamadou Sakho leaves the field to be replaced by Luis Alberto.
Shot by Jordan Henderson missed to the left of goal.
Header by Yoan Gouffran misses left.
Clearance by Kolo Toure.
Glen Johnson takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.
Free kick crossed by Yohan Cabaye.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Skrtel on Hatem Ben Arfa.
Clearance by Paul Dummett.
The ball is sent over by Daniel Sturridge.
Mamadou Sakho manages to make a clearance.
Loic Remy fouled by Steven Gerrard, the ref awards a free kick.
Glen Johnson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by Tim Krul prevents the goal.
The referee gets the second half started.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
Foul by Steven Gerrard on Yohan Cabaye, free kick awarded.
Mamadou Sakho makes a clearance.
Paul Dummett comes on in place of Moussa Sissoko.
Steven Gerrard takes a shot and goes over the bar.
Penalty taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard and scored. Newcastle 1-1 Liverpool.
Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
Luis Suarez has an effort at goal. A parry by Tim Krul prevents the goal.
Loic Remy produces a cross.
Moussa Sissoko has an effort at goal.
Yohan Cabaye takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.
Clearance by Moussa Sissoko.
Clearance by Cheick Tiote.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa makes a clearance.
Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
Foul by Yoan Gouffran on Martin Skrtel, free kick awarded.
Jordan Henderson makes a clearance.
Free kick taken by Cheick Tiote.
Victor Moses challenges Cheick Tiote unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Foul by Cheick Tiote on Daniel Sturridge, free kick awarded.
Foul by Mamadou Sakho on Hatem Ben Arfa, free kick awarded.
Header by Mamadou Sakho misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the left by-line.
Corner taken short by Luis Suarez.
Yohan Cabaye slots the ball right footed into the goal. Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool.The assist for the goal came from Cheick Tiote.
Clearance made by Martin Skrtel.
Corner taken by Luis Suarez.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aly Cissokho by Yohan Cabaye.
The ball is swung over by Luis Suarez.
Corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the right by-line.
Aly Cissokho delivers the ball.
Loic Remy takes a weak shot and went wide of the left-hand post.
Corner taken by Yohan Cabaye from the left by-line.
Tim Krul makes a clearance.
Daniel Sturridge takes a weak shot. Tim Krul safely holds on.
Yohan Cabaye challenges Victor Moses unfairly and gives away a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Mathieu Debuchy.
Yohan Cabaye has an effort at goal. Blocked by Kolo Toure.
Yohan Cabaye takes the free kick.
The match gets underway.
Pardew aims to make statement
Alan Pardew has challenged his Newcastle team to make a statement about the destiny of their season as they attempt to right two horrific wrongs.
The Magpies face in-from Liverpool at St James' Park on Saturday and then head to arch-rivals Sunderland eight days later in a pair of fixtures which could provide a telling indication of their current state of health.
Six months ago, the same two clubs provided Pardew's men with the rudest of awakenings when the Black Cats made the short trip to Tyneside and against all the odds, left with a famous 3-0 victory a fortnight before the Reds doubled the dose in more than once sense in a 6-0 rout.
However, Pardew is hoping his players can gain a measure of revenge for both debacles and prove that they are far better than they appeared to be on either of those days.
He said: "You hope so. I'd like to think it puts fire in your belly because that's what it should do.
"I have certainly got fire in my belly to get positive results and make sure they are distant memories."
If Newcastle are to achieve the first leg of their aim, they will have to find a way to shackle Liverpool front two Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.
Suarez was suspended for last season's encounter, in which Sturridge scored twice, but the pair have formed a formidable partnership at the start of the new campaign, prompting manager Brendan Rodgers to suggest there are not many better double-acts around.
It is a view with which Pardew agrees whole-heartedly.
He said: "They carry a threat in front of you and in behind, which is the best threat you can have.
"If you defend deep against them, they pick it up short and particularly Suarez starts running at you and causes you all sorts of problems, yet if you play a high line, then Sturridge's pace is a problem in behind.
"It's that mixture that is probably why they are having such success. It gives a back four a problem.
"But taking all of that aside, they are also great players and that makes it doubly difficult."
Fabricio Coloccini's absence through injury may make the process of containing the Reds' SAS strike-force that much more difficult, although Pardew is hoping that his defenders will be up to the task.
Steven Taylor, a potential replacement for Coloccini, is unlikely to have recovered in time from a hamstring problem, so Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is in line to start alongside Mike Williamson.
Meanwhile, midfielder Jonas Gutierrez has been allowed to return to his native Argentina for personal reasons.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will takes his strongest squad of the season to Newcastle with the assertion there is plenty more to come from his side.
The second-placed Reds head to St James' Park for Saturday's early kick-off at virtually full strength.
Only playmaker Philippe Coutinho is missing as he continues his recovery from a shoulder operation as full-backs Glen Johnson and Aly Cissokho and midfielder Joe Allen all return.
"We'll arrive with our strongest squad of the season against Newcastle," said Rodgers.
"We'll get better as we grow together more. I go on about performance because I don't just like to get three points; I worry about playing well and playing in a certain way. That's always how I've been.
"But I can't take anything away from how we've been so far. In terms of results, we've been absolutely brilliant and this is the most competitive league in the world.
"But it shows you how much growth there is still left in the team, that we can win games 3-1 (last time out at home to Crystal Palace) and I can come away a little bit dissatisfied because of the performance.
"What I can't argue with is the work of the players, the honesty of the players, how humble they are and how willing they are to come in to train every day to be better.
"I've got a great group here that I think will get better - that's something that we aim to do, always improve.
"If we can do that and continue to win games, then of course I'll be happy."
Not that Rodgers will be taking the Magpies lightly even if they have struggled to hit top form at home having registered a win, a draw and defeat at St James' so far.
They were 2-1 winners at Cardiff prior to the international break and the Reds boss expects them to have been lifted by that after two successive league defeats.
And he does not expect their 6-0 drubbing over the Magpies in April to give his side any advantage.
"In our game last year, we were exceptional up there in our performance level," he added.
"With all due respect it probably has no bearing on the game at the weekend.
"It's going to be a tough game, but we're full of confidence and real belief in the team.
"There will be even greater motivation from our perspective, because we know that Newcastle are coming off the back of a really good result at Cardiff.
"It hasn't been so easy for them at home. It's a difficult place - you've got some 50,000 really passionate supporters who demand that you play attacking football."
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