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Argentina internationals Fabricio Coloccini and Jonas Gutiérrez will miss Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Liverpool.

Central defender Coloccini has been ruled out with a groin injury, while midfielder Gutiérrez has been allowed to return to his native country for personal reasons.

Steven Taylor, a potential replacement for Coloccini, is unlikely to have recovered in time from a hamstring problem, so Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is in line to start alongside Mike Williamson.

Defenders Glen Johnson and Aly Cissokho return to Liverpool’s squad after lengthy injury lay-offs to face Newcastle.

Wales international Joe Allen is also back after a hamstring problem while fellow midfielder Lucas Leiva is included after serving a one-match suspension last time out.

Only Philippe Coutinho (shoulder) prevents manager Brendan Rodgers selecting from a fully-fit squad.

Revenge will be on Newcastle’s minds for the 6-0 drumming in April that left Alan Pardew clinging on to his job and the Magpies fearing relegation. Liverpool, though, are an even stronger team than the one that sliced through a Newcastle team in disarray six months ago. They will be confident of inflicting yet more pain. The damage done to Newcastle has been repaired to an extent, but the memories are still fresh and Pardew knows his side must, at the very least, show the sort of commitment and passion missing on that dismal afternoon if old wounds are not going to be reopened.

Stat of the game: 19 Luis Suárez has scored 19 goals in his last 21 games for Liverpool.

Newcastle (Possible, 4-3-3): Krul; Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Williamson, Santon; Tiote, Sissoke, Cabaye; Ben Arfa, Cissé, Remy.
Out: Coloccini (groin), Gutiérrez (leave from club), R Taylor (knee), Haidara (knee).
Test: S Taylor (hamstring)

Liverpool (Possible, 3-5-2): Mignolet; Sakho, Skrtel, Touré; Henderson, Lucas, Moses, Gerrard, Enrique; Sturridge, Suárez.
Out: Coutinho (shoulder), Coates (knee), Aspas (thigh).

Referee: Andre Marriner (Matches 5, R1 Y18).

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