With the Magpies down in 18th place in the league, three points inside the relegation zone, they face the Reds ‘“ who beat them 5-1 in their own back yard earlier this season.
And new caretaker boss Alan Shearer could face a selection crisis with a number of his players sidelined through injury.
The club’s only left-back, Jose Enrique, is definitely ruled out of Sunday’s 1.30pm kick-off and could face the remaining games of the season out.
Srikers Mark Viduka and Obafemi Martins are also struggling with achilles and groin injuries respectively, whilst right-winger Jonas Gutierrez looks set to miss out too.
The visitors could however welcome back midfielder Joey Barton to the team, who has recovered from injury and enjoyed a full week’s training.
Liverpool are boosted by the return of captain Steven Gerrard who has been out injured since April 8th.