Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. Newcastle: Benteke starts, Sturridge sub

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Liverpool return to Premier League action against Newcastle United this afternoon (4pm kick off GMT).

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 25, 2015: Liverpool's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first goal against Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Liverpool lineup sees Christian Benteke return to the starting XI, with Jurgen Klopp making six changes from the side that won 6-1 at Southampton in the League Cup.

Simon Mignolet returns in goal, Nathaniel Clyne returns at right-back, James Milner returns in midfield, while Roberto Firmino, Jordon Ibe and Christian Benteke start in a new-look attack.

Out go Adam Bogdan, Connor Randall, Emre Can (who is suspended), Adam Lallana, Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge.

Joe Allen retains his place in midfield alongside Lucas Leiva, while Martin Skrtel, Dejan Lovren and Alberto Moreno continue in defence.

Sturridge is named among a strong subs bench, along with Jordan Henderson and Lallana. It’s the first time under Klopp that Lallana hasn’t started a league game.

Liverpool are looking to make it five wins in a row in all competitions, and move to level on points with fifth-placed Tottenham.

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Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno; Lucas, Allen, Milner; Ibe, Firmino, Benteke.

Subs: Bogdan, Toure, Henderson, Sturridge, Lallana, Origi, Randall.

Newcastle: Elliot; Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Dummett; Sissoko, Anita, Colback, Wijnaldum; de Jong, Cisse.

Subs: Darlow, Sterry, Mbabu, Gouffran, Thauvin, Perez, Mitrovic.

Referee: Andre Marriner

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