The England international striker came on as a half time substitute at Anfield against Chelsea last week to great effect, scoring an equaliser and setting up a goal for Suarez. Sturridge is 11/2 to score first against Newcastle today.
Jamie Carragher is again preferred to Martin Skrtel to partner Daniel Agger in central defence whilst Lucas, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing make up the midfield.
Young Philippe Coutinho supports Sturridge in attack, whilst Fabio Borini returns from injury to make the bench.
Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Enrique, Carragher, Agger, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Downing, Coutinho, Sturridge.
Subs: Jones, Coates, Skrtel, Wisdom, Suso, Shelvey, Borini.
Kick-off at St James’s Park is 5.30pm.