Venue: St James' Park, Sunday 1.30pm
Tickets: Sold out
Last season: Newcastle 3 Liverpool 1
Referee: Martin Atkinson
This season's matches: 23 Y74, R7, 3.52 cards per game
Odds: Newcastle 17-8 Liverpool 6-4 Draw 12-5
Andy Carroll returns to Tyneside for the first time following his £35m move in January last year. Charlie Adam looks likely to miss the rest of Liverpool's season after picking up a knee injury against QPR last week, while Craig Bellamy, Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson are also doubtful. Newcastle's captain, Fabricio Coloccini, is a definite absentee, with James Perch expected to replace the Argentinian in central defence. Papiss Cissé is set to start in attack despite appearing to pick up a knock at West Bromwich Albion last Sunday.