Liverpool vs Newcastle: Reds can make history with landmark top-flight win
Liverpool will be out for another slice of English football history when Newcastle United pay a visit to Anfield in the Premier League on Thursday evening.
The Reds welcome Eddie Howe’s men to Merseyside having won their last seven games in all tournaments, including each of their last five in the Premier League.
By triumphing over Aston Villa 1-0 last time out, Liverpool are sitting on 1,999 top-flight victories from 4,226 games ahead of Thursday’s contest.
Should Jurgen Klopp’s side get the better of Newcastle in midweek, they will become the first side ever to win 2,000 games in the top flight of English football.
The Reds’ chances of achieving that milestone seems relatively strong, with Newcastle losing 20 of their last 25 league visits to Anfield since prevailing in the 1993-94 season.
The Magpies have won just two of their last 14 midweek Premier League matches (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday), winning 4-1 at AFC Bournemouth in July 2020 and 1-0 against Sheffield United in May last season.
Liverpool sit four points behind Manchester City – who have played a game more – and one clear of third-placed Chelsea heading into the midweek battle.