Liverpool will look to build on their nine-goal triumph against Bournemouth when they host Newcastle United on Wednesday night in the Premier League.
The Reds earned their first three points of the season against the Cherries over the weekend, while Newcastle is coming off a 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Liverpool took just two points from their first three Premier League games in 2022-23, drawing their first two games against Fulham and Crystal Palace before losing at Manchester United.
The 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford raised concerns about Liverpool’s potential to fight for the Premier League crown this season, but they replied spectacularly on Saturday, defeating Scott Parker’s Bournemouth team 9-0 at Anfield.
Liverpool must now build on their nine-goal victory when they host Newcastle, while Jurgen Klopp’s side must travel to Goodison Park this weekend to face Everton in the Merseyside derby.
The Reds will next kick off their Champions League campaign against Napoli on September 7, and it will be interesting to see how the club’s next few weeks unfold, as they are reportedly aiming to bring in a new midfielder before the summer transfer market closes.
Liverpool won the Premier League double against Newcastle last season, including a 3-1 win at Anfield, and have not lost to the Magpies in the top division since December 2015.
Newcastle’s remarkable form in the second half of last season, along with their massive money, which has allowed them to make some fantastic summer additions, has led to speculation that the club could be a top-seven contender this season.
The Magpies began their Premier League campaign with a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest before drawing their following two games against Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester City.
Eddie Howe’s side was again in EFL Cup action on August 24, progressing to the next round with a 2-1 win away to Tranmere Rovers.
Newcastle was on the verge of suffering their first defeat of the season against Wolves on Sunday, but Allan Saint-Maximin leveled the scores in the final minute, giving them a total of six points and putting them in seventh place in the table.
The Magpies are poised to have club-record acquisition Alexander Isak in their squad for this encounter, having just completed a move from Real Sociedad to St James’ Park.