The last time the two sides met at Anfield, it was the third game in the final six games of the 2015/16 season where Newcastle remained unbeaten during that time and helped by coming back from two goals down at half time to draw. On this occasion, the goalscorers for Newcastle that day (Papiss Cisse and Jack Colback) scored their last Newcastle goals in that match.
Since Jurgen Klopp’s arrival at Liverpool in October 2015, he has managed to beat every current Premier League side with the exception of Newcastle in which he has drawn twice and lost once against the Toon. However, it’s worth noting that he has not beaten Man United in the Premier League but in the Europa League.
Facts and Figures
Liverpool wins: 81
Newcastle wins: 49
Liverpool wins: 24
Newcastle wins: 11
Premier League at Liverpool
Liverpool wins: 17
Newcastle wins: 1
Previous ten (all competitions)
Liverpool wins: 3 (16 goals)
Newcastle wins: 3 (12 goals)
Liverpool 1 – 5 Newcastle United (14/12/1907)
The start of the 20th century brought about some interesting and high-scoring clashes between Newcastle and Liverpool, it could be argued that the modern day is no exception. But we have to look beyond the past hundred years in order to see that our biggest win at Anfield came around the halfway point of the 1907/08 season – a season that was the sandwich season in between seasons of silverware for Newcastle but we did manage to finish as runners up in the FA Cup that year. Liverpool, on the other hand, endured a fairly average season, finishing in eighth place and failing to provide a wow factor in any competition that season.
Liverpool 6 - 0 Newcastle United (26/08/1967)
Of course, since Rafa Benitez arrived at Newcastle in March 2016, Saturday will be a special occasion as Benitez returns once again to Anfield where he gained legendary status at the club most notably for winning the Champions League in his first season and in spectacular fashion after coming back to win albeit on penalties when the Reds were 3-0 down at half time in the final against AC Milan.
It has only been on rare occasions that an encounter between Newcastle and Liverpool is not broadcast live on TV because it rarely fails to entertain the neutrals. No matter where the two sides meet whether it be at St. James’ Park or Anfield, the fixture is still experiencing a drought for a goalless draw. The last one coming in February 1974, the two sides have come up against each other on no less than 68 occasions since then.