Liverpool vs Newcastle United live stream, Wednesday 31 August, 8pm
Liverpool will be looking to build on Saturday’s thrashing of Bournemouth when they entertain Newcastle at Anfield on Wednesday.
That 9-0 victory over the Cherries was a much-needed confidence boost for Jurgen Klopp’s side after a difficult start to the season. The Reds had taken just two points from the first nine available, drawing with Fulham (opens in new tab) and Crystal Palace (opens in new tab) before losing 2-1 to arch-rivals Manchester United (opens in new tab). A failure to beat Bournemouth (opens in new tab) last time out would have left Liverpool (opens in new tab)’s title chances hanging by a thread, even at this early stage of the campaign.
A late strike from Allan Saint-Maximin preserved Newcastle (opens in new tab)’s unbeaten start to the season on Sunday. The Frenchman’s superb volley made it 1-1 against Wolves (opens in new tab) at Molineux, which means the Magpies have drawn each of their three matches since a victory over Nottingham Forest (opens in new tab) on the opening weekend. Eddie Howe will now want to start turning those draws into wins, but he will be pleased with the resilience and grit his team are showing.
New signing Alex Isak is in line to make his club debut at Anfield. It had been a surprisingly quiet summer at St James’ Park before Newcastle added the Sweden international to the ranks last week, and there is considerable excitement about the talented Isak, who scored 17 La Liga goals for Real Sociedad two seasons ago.
However, Newcastle will be unable to call upon the services of Jonjo Shelvey and Emil Krafth, while Allan Saint-Maximin and Bruno Guimaraes. Callum Wilson is definitely out, making Isak’s acquisition even more important.
Liverpool will have to make do without the suspended Darwin Nunez, plus Diogo Jota, Ibrahima Konate, Calvin Ramsay, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Caoimhin Kelleher. Thiago Alcantara and Curtis Jones could be back in the matchday squad, while Harvey Elliott and Joel Matip are in contention to start. However, this match will probably come too soon for Diogo Jota to make his return.
Kick-off is at 8pm BST on Wednesday 31 August and is being shown on BT Sport 1 (opens in new tab). See below for international broadcast options.
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UK TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for UK subscribers
US TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for US subscribers
NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium (opens in new tab) streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season, with other matches split between NBCSN channel, CNBC and the over-the-air NBC broadcast channel. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription (opens in new tab) for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.
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Sky Sport (opens in new tab) are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League.
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