Next up for the Reds is another home match, this time against relegation threatened Wigan Athletic. The Latics will have former Reds stiker Emile Heskey in their line-up.
This match last season saw the home side run out 3-0 winners with Peter Crouch finally scoring his first – and second – goal for the club after his summer signing.
The away fixture this season saw another emphatic win for Rafa Benitez’s team. Craig Bellamy was on the scoresheet twice in a 4-0 win at the JJB Stadium.