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James Perch concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Suarez. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Gerrard from right wing, clearance made by James Perch.
The ball is sent over by Shola Ameobi, clearance by Jon Flanagan.
The official flags Dirk Kuyt offside. Tim Krul takes the indirect free kick.
Hatem Ben Arfa goes off and Davide Santon comes on.
Luis Suarez decides to take a short corner.
Jonas Gutierrez concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Suarez. Luis Suarez crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Cheick Tiote manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Spearing by Shola Ameobi. Free kick taken by Martin Skrtel.
Stewart Downing takes a corner.
Foul by James Perch on Jose Reina, free kick awarded. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the free kick.
James Perch receives a yellow card. Jose Reina is shown a red card for violent conduct.
Dan Gosling sends in a cross, Mike Williamson takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Skrtel on Shola Ameobi. Free kick crossed by Yohan Cabaye.
The referee blows for offside against Luis Suarez. (Liverpool) makes a substitution, with Dirk Kuyt coming on for Andy Carroll. Jordan Henderson on for Craig Bellamy. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Shot by Steven Gerrard. Mike Williamson gets a block in.
The ball is crossed by Jon Flanagan, Andy Carroll has a drilled shot. Blocked by James Perch.
Hatem Ben Arfa delivers the ball, clearance by Jamie Carragher.
Centre by Danny Simpson, Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.
(Liverpool) makes a substitution, with Stewart Downing coming on for Jonjo Shelvey.
Shola Ameobi replaces Papiss Cisse.
The ball is crossed by Steven Gerrard, Tim Krul makes a comfortable save.
Papiss Cisse challenges Martin Skrtel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Martin Skrtel.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Papiss Cisse. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.
Luis Suarez produces a cross.
Andy Carroll sends in a cross, Mike Williamson makes a clearance.
Shot by Demba Ba. Blocked by Martin Skrtel.
The referee blows for offside against Andy Carroll. (Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Dan Gosling coming on for Danny Guthrie. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Blocked by James Perch. Outswinging corner taken by Luis Suarez from the right by-line, Shot from 18 yards by Martin Skrtel. Blocked by James Perch.
Goal scored by Papiss Cisse from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Newcastle 2-0 Liverpool.Hatem Ben Arfa provided the assist for the goal.
Jonjo Shelvey produces a drilled left-footed shot from 20 yards. Tim Krul makes a save.
Centre by Steven Gerrard, Tim Krul makes a save.
Martin Skrtel challenges Papiss Cisse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Cheick Tiote restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Gerrard crosses the ball, Mike Williamson makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on James Perch by Craig Bellamy results in a free kick. Tim Krul takes the indirect free kick.
Cheick Tiote challenges Jon Flanagan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Cheick Tiote. Martin Skrtel restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Danny Guthrie, Header from inside the area by Mike Williamson strikes the post.
Demba Ba fouled by Jon Flanagan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Yohan Cabaye from left wing, clearance by Martin Skrtel.
The ball is delivered by Andy Carroll, Mike Williamson makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Steven Gerrard. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Cheick Tiote fouled by Jon Flanagan, the ref awards a free kick. Jon Flanagan goes into the referee's book. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Shot from 20 yards from Danny Guthrie. Jamie Carragher gets a block in. The referee blows for offside against Papiss Cisse. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Danny Guthrie, Header from close in by Papiss Cisse misses to the left of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken by Yohan Cabaye, save by Jose Reina.
Jon Flanagan concedes a free kick for a foul on Demba Ba. Yohan Cabaye restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Steven Gerrard.
The ball is swung over by Craig Bellamy.
Header from deep inside the area by Mike Williamson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Demba Ba takes a shot from 35 yards. Blocked by Jon Flanagan. Short corner taken by Hatem Ben Arfa from the right by-line.
Hatem Ben Arfa delivers the ball, Martin Skrtel makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Hatem Ben Arfa.
The ball is crossed by Jonjo Shelvey.
The referee gives a free kick against Jonjo Shelvey for handball. Cheick Tiote takes the free kick.
Foul by Cheick Tiote on Luis Suarez, free kick awarded. Papiss Cisse goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Jay Spearing restarts play with the free kick.
Yohan Cabaye produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
Andy Carroll produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Andy Carroll sends in a cross, Mike Williamson manages to make a clearance.
Mike Williamson concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Carroll. Direct free kick taken by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
The ball is swung over by Danny Simpson, save made by Jose Reina.
Craig Bellamy sends in a cross, clearance by Mike Williamson.
Mike Williamson fouled by Luis Suarez, the ref awards a free kick. Tim Krul takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is swung over by Cheick Tiote, Jose Reina makes a comfortable save.
Papiss Cisse finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool.Assist by Hatem Ben Arfa.
Cheick Tiote concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Carroll. Free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.
Jonjo Shelvey challenges Papiss Cisse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonjo Shelvey receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Hatem Ben Arfa crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.
The ball is crossed by Craig Bellamy, Hatem Ben Arfa makes a clearance. Corner from the left by-line taken by Steven Gerrard, Danny Simpson manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Craig Bellamy from the right by-line, Andy Carroll has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Demba Ba sends in a cross, save by Jose Reina.
Centre by Danny Guthrie, Sanchez Jose Enrique makes a clearance.
Foul by Martin Skrtel on Papiss Cisse, free kick awarded. Yohan Cabaye restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Andy Carroll on Danny Simpson, free kick awarded. Yohan Cabaye crosses the ball, Papiss Cisse takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tim Krul by Andy Carroll. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Andy Carroll goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
James Perch challenges Luis Suarez unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is delivered by Steven Gerrard, Martin Skrtel has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.
Luis Suarez produces a cross, clearance by Mike Williamson.
Demba Ba produces a cross, comfortable save by Jose Reina.
Shot by Jonjo Shelvey. Blocked by Yohan Cabaye. Inswinging corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the left by-line played to the near post, Papiss Cisse manages to make a clearance.
Pardew charts highs and lows
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is preparing himself for "fireworks" as he heads into yet another epic battle with Liverpool on Sunday.
The 50-year-old launched his Magpies career with a 3-1 victory over the Reds in December 2010, but has spent much of his time in the game tasting the highs and lows of football against the Anfield club.
His curriculum vitae boasts a famous FA Cup semi-final win over Liverpool as a Crystal Palace player, but also a heartbreaking final defeat in the same competition as West Ham manager, and he is expecting another classic this weekend as the two clubs battle for a top-six Barclays Premier League finish.
Pardew said: "Liverpool brings out no middle ground for me.
"I have been beaten by them 9-0; I won a semi-final when they probably had the strongest team they have ever had and we should never have won; I was winning with 90 minutes on the clock in the FA Cup final and I was denied, and we should have won in extra-time, so that was another massive low.
"Then obviously, my first game here was a massive win, very, very important for my tenure and everything else that has gone on since.
"There is no middle ground, so expect fireworks either really negatively or really positively."
Pardew will be boosted by the returns of Cheick Tiote and Ryan Taylor for the clash, however central defender and captain Fabricio Coloccini (hamstring) joins Peter Lovenkrands, Leon Best, Sammy Ameobi, Steven Taylor and Sylvain Marveaux on the casualty list.
Meanwhile, Charlie Adam misses out for Liverpool as he must wait a fortnight for further assessment of his knee problem.
Manager Kenny Dalglish is hopeful some of his other players will be fit to return, with defenders Glen Johnson (calf), Martin Kelly (ankle) and Daniel Agger (rib) all missing last weekend's defeat to Wigan.
Midfielder Maxi Rodriguez has recovered from the illness which kept him out of the last game but forward Craig Bellamy (calf) has missed four successive matches.
Remarkably, Newcastle are currently eight points better off than the Carling Cup winners as they jealously defend the sixth place they hope they can retain or better over the remaining eight games of the campaign.
A win or a draw this weekend would leave them in pole position to see off Liverpool's challenge.
However, Pardew knows even then, they would have a long way to go before the two clubs could be compared side by side.
He said: "They are a club steeped in a tradition of winning trophies, and they have won another one this year.
"We haven't got that tradition, unfortunately, and we need to try to gain it."
The game will see former Magpies boss Kenny Dalglish bring his #35million signing Andy Carroll back to the club were he made his name with a question mark still hanging over that purchase.
Pardew, of course, never wanted to sell the Gateshead-born powerhouse, but in Demba Ba and the in-form Papiss Cisse, he has found replacements at a fraction of that price.
He said: "It's very difficult sometimes to justify money that you have invested. They have got very, very good young players and they are finding their way.
"(Jordan) Henderson, Carroll and (Stewart) Downing are having their first season, and some take longer than others.
"We have been blessed with the fact that ours settled very quickly and gelled very quickly - Demba Ba, (Yohan) Cabaye, Cisse has come in and got five goals - sometimes it can go like that."
Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt accepts the criticism which has been levelled at the club in recent weeks and admits the players have performed below expectations.
The Reds head to St James' Park on the back of five defeats in six Premier League matches.
The latest was a dismal performance at home to Wigan last week which saw the players and manager Dalglish come under even more scrutiny.
"It (criticism) doesn't surprise me because Liverpool should always at least be in the top four or five," Kuyt told Press Association Sport.
"Manchester City have been in there the last couple of years and Spurs are doing really well but I think this team should be in the top five.
"That is what we expect for ourselves and that is the pressure we put on ourselves because a club like Liverpool should always be there.
"But unfortunately we are not in that position at the moment so we are just trying to change things.
"I think criticism at a club like Liverpool is always there when you don't reach the position people expect you to.
"That is something we have to change and we can start on Sunday."
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