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Newcastle v Liverpool Lineups: Coutinho and Allen start

Philippe Coutinho keeps his place in the Liverpool starting lineup after a good display against Swansea in the League Cup.

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 1, 2012: A general view of St James' Park before the Premiership match between Newcastle United and Liverpool. (Pic by Vegard Grott/Propaganda)

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It’s Coutinho’s first Premier League start in a month, since the home win over West Brom.

Joe Allen also comes back into the midfield alongside Jordan Henderson and Steven Gerrard.

Raheem Sterling and Coutinho support Mario Balotelli in attack.

Glen Johnson is given the nod at right back ahead of Javier Manquillo.

The points were shared in this match last season in a 2-2 draw.

Newcastle v Liverpool kicks off at 12.45pm (UK).

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Lovren, Skrtel, Moreno, Gerrard, Allen, Henderson, Coutinho, Sterling, Balotelli.

Subs: Jones, Toure, Manquillo, Lallana, Can, Lambert, Borini.

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Newcastle: Krul, Danmaat, Taylor, Coloccini, Dummett, Abeid, Colback, Obertan, Sissoko, Ameobi, Cisse.

Subs: Elliot, Haidara, R.Taylor, Aarons, Cabella, Gouffran, Perez.

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