BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
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FULL TIME - Newcastle hang on and claim a point they scarcely deserved, Liverpool were again very good but unable to force a winner. Suarez was excellent, Newcastle determined and Coloccini stupid.
Santon holds back Sterling, Gerrard's free kick is deflected, Shelvey misses it, then Krul does and clips the top of the bar.
Taylor comes across and hoofs the ball out of play, then seems to drag Suarez along the floor for a yard or two!
Four minutes added time....
Superb cross from Downing as he digs out a ball from the right but Shelvey's free header is right at Krul. Great chance.
Simpson is at centre back now. He cuts a Gerrard run short.
The free kick finds Shelvey unmarked at the back post but his volley is right at Krul.
Gerrard now wins a free kick on the right flank as Newcastle desperately try to cling on.
Now Liverpool want a penalty after Sterling was bumped in the area. Corner instead.
If Newcastle get out of this with a point now they'll have done very well.
Newcastle's players look shocked but when they see the replay they will see why. There wasn't a lot of contact as I say, but I've no idea what the defender was doing.
Wow. Coloccini gets a straight red for a rake on Suarez. There wasn't much contact but the intent was there.
More trickery from Ameobi as he beats two people and unloads a shot that Jones makes a bit of a meal of.
Very close to a second for Suarez as Enrique drifts in a neat ball, the Uruguayan jumped a little too soon and can only flick it wide.
A hopeless punt from Taylor, nowhere near Cisse, who just isn't the same player so far this season.
Space for Newcastle is there when they break though as Ameobi finds Ben Arfa wide but instead of looking for Cisse across the face he cuts inside and has a low shot saved by Jones. Greedy.
Another Liverpool corner, the Kop roars. They can smell a second here.
There is little to no composure in the final third from Newcastle, if Liverpool can show a little more they will win this game.
A half chance for Cisse, the difficult sort he might have buried last year, as a long ball is nodded by Wisdom and he can't get a volley on the turn on target.
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Newcastle struggling to keep hold of the ball still. they need to get Ben Arfa on it more, though he gives it away then Liverpool should have scored - Suarez feeds Sterling and only a superb block from Taylor prevents a goal.
Another Liverpool change, as Downing replaces Sahin, and goes to the left flank.
Gerrard's cross is cleared to Sterling, his shot is blocked behind by Taylor.
In all the excitement, Cabaye left the field for Shane Ferguson. All subs used for Newcastle now.
Ben Arfa curls the free kick wide, poorly.
Ameobi draws another foul from Sahin, when there looked little contact. He may have clipped Ameobi's boot. Free kick Newcastle 25 yards out.
The game has come to life! Ben Arfa wastes a Newcastle break, then Suarez dances past Coloccini, rolls it to Shelvey who can't get enough on the ball to turn it home. A scrambling Krul saves.
Newcastle squander possession in midfield, Enrique thumps it long and Suarez chests it down, holds of Coloccini, rounds Krul and finishes calmly. That is simply brilliant from Suarez.
GOAL Brilliant from Suarez! Liverpool level.
Liverpool change: Suso is removed and Shelvey replaces him.
A very poor decision to give Newcastle a corner as Ameobi fluffed a dribble. Oh dear referee.
Newcastle fashion a rare break from the free kick and Cisse wins a free kick off Enrique. From it, Gerrard clears behind for a corner.
Their thinking being that Liverpool have scored only four goals in five Premier League home games this season. They have a chance now as Simpson fouls Sterling on the left wing.
Liverpool enjoying over 70% possession this half.
Liverpool break and work a shooting chance for Gerrard but Coloccini is alive to the danger and races out to block.
Newcastle sitting very deep in the second half so far, clearly hoping to hold Liverpool off and play on the break, which they did then with Ameobi until he fell over the ball.
So close to an equaliser as Suso fires an effort on goal, it flicks Taylor and dribbles wide but a goal kick is given.
Gutierrez claims a foul as Suso pulled him back, Suarez takes over and fires an effort on goal that Krul turns behind.
Agger gets up on the left wing and gets towards the byline before Taylor hoofs clear. Pressure building.
Suso fouls Simpson and the referee tells Krul to get on with it as the crowd howl for time wasting.
Good start to the half from Liverpool again and good pressure down the flanks.
A free kick given for a foul on Krul as Sterling hangs a high ball up. Suarez was the one who bumped the keeper. Could have gone either way.
Cabaye launches a ball into the penalty area, Taylor nods across and as it is cleared Anita half-volleys over the bar from 25 yards.
A tackle from Sterling on Cisse warrants a free kick, though the Liverpool player did get the ball with one leg. the other caught Cisse. No card.
Amusingly, as Ba left the pitch, Ben Arfa ran over to him and asked if he could borrow his gloves. The Senagalese duly obliged.
Free kick for Liverpool and Gerrard swings in a dangerous one, Agger can't meet it and Krul watches as it squirms past the post.
Another injury blow for Newcastle as Ba limps off. Bad news for the visitors. Sammy Ameobi comes on in his wake.
Early pressure from Liverpool as Gerrard robs the ball from Taylor and looks to cross, then Gutierrez boots clear.
Good work from Suarez as he twice beats Coloccini, luckily for Newcastle Gutierrez was on the cover. Still, Liverpool earn a corner.
We begin again....
An amusing half time sight as a sprinkler sprays into the crowd by the dugout. Some wet, and unhappy, Liverpool fans on camera. When it rains....
Before any Liverpool fans get too despondent, or Newcastle supporters too jubilant, the Toon led at Anfield in this game last year before going on to lose 3-1.
Prior to the game Steven Gerrard received an award ahead of his 600th Liverpool appearance from Gary McAllister.
There has already been one Premier League game this afternoon and it didn't do much god for each QPR or Reading as they drew 1-1 at Loftus Road. Here is the full story in our match report.
HALF TIME - more indecision from Liverpool as the half comes to an end, Gerrard and Allen confuse each other on the edge of the box and Taylor curls one not far wide. And that is the whistle, Liverpool will wonder how they trail at the break.
Cabaye nearly scores again after mugging Gerrard and firing wide from 30 yards. Ba was in support, and it is fair to say he didn't support Cabaye's decision.
That is a beauty! Ben Arfa gets to the line and crosses to the back post, Cabaye chests down and thunders a volley into the corner past Jones.
GOAL Cabaye with a screamer!
A foul throw given against Wisdom. You don't often see those eh? You can probably bet on their frequency though.
Ba gets up extremely well to clear the corner then Suso fires over on the volley from 23 yards out. Or maybe it was 24.
Suso cuts inside, forcing Santon to slip, his shot flicks off Cabaye and Liverpool have a corner.
Another ambitious effort from Suarez as he gets to the byline on the left then fires a shot out for a throw in on the opposite side.
Gerrard tries a shot from the halfway line, Krul watches it over the bar then a wag in the crowd nods it back onto the pitch.
You do feel there could be a goal coming soon though - still an open game.
Ben Arfa puts him team in trouble, refusing a corner to keep the ball in then lose it to Enrique, then Suarez loses possession. Its all gone sloppy.
Ben Arfa and Cabaye combine to release Simpson again but Enrique mops up the danger.
An aimless cross from Simpson nearly falls for Ben Arfa but for once his touch lets him down.
Suarez goes on his own as no-one supported him, he ends trying an ambitious shot that diverts back to Krul off Simpson.
Good saving header from Skrtel as Ba looked to get in over the top - he gets a slender nod on the ball to get it back to Jones.
Suso slides in on Ben Arfa as he brought the ball away from Liverpool's corner, concedes a free kick and is a tad lucky not to see yellow.
Cabaye gives the ball away, Suso finds Gerrard and he wins a corner for the home side.
Cabaye spreads the free kick to the left for Taylor to nod across goal but he was offside.
The referee played advantage after Ba was clipped, realised there was no-one in support of Cisse and then pulled it back for a foul. Good officiating.
Gerrard goes long for Suarez, who beats Taylor in the air to loop a header not far wide of Krul's post.
Ba tries to turn the ball on for Cisse, but he was two yards offside.
Perch duly limps off, Simpson will come on and go to right back and Anita into the middle.
Suarez gets stick for play-acting but Newcastle have their own version - Jonas Gutierrez. He wins a foul from Sahin.
Looks like Perch has a problem - he is down holding his hip. Danny Simpson is on the bench so Anita could revert to centre midfield.
Now Sahin gets another run on Newcastle's back four, Perch nudges him then Taylor clears behind for a corner.
Coloccini makes a bad call, committing himself to try and tackle Sahin whose pass releases Suarez, Taylor sends him wide and Krul saves the striker's shot with his legs.
Ben Arfa takes aim for the first time but perhaps he shouldn't have done. His shot dribbles wide and draws a glare from Ba and Cisse.
A decent effort from Suarez as he curls it round the wall and hits the side-netting. Krul didn't even move.
Sahin and Suarez over this one.
Perch lunges in from the back of Suarez - a very risky move, and he gives away a needless free kick on the edge of the box, out to the right corner of the area.
Gerrard gifts the ball to Coloccini, who advances forward to the penalty area but neglects to pass or shoot and loses the ball. Proper nose bleed territory for the defender.
Real chance for Newcastle as Cabaye plays in Santon, his cross is deep for Cisse, then Anita's pull back is cleared by Gerrard.
A harsh free kick call on Sahin after he thought he'd robbed the ball from Perch. Before that Krul scuffed a clearance after a strong back pass from Coloccini.
Decent run from Santon down the left, he feeds Ba inside and he shoots over the bar from 30 yards when he had options around him.
The first decent slice of passing from Newcastle ends with Gutierrez firing a ball that is too strong for Anita down the right flank.
Suarez gets a bump from Coloccini and clutches his hip but he is up rather quickly once the free kick is awarded.
Pardew is trying to play a pressing game but all that is happening is that his midfield get too far forward, then two passes unlock the space in front of their back four. Sterling thrashes a shot wide this time.
Newcastle are hanging on here - seems only a matter of time until Liverpool score if their opponents can't tighten up.
Krul claws at Gerrard's well hit corner and concedes another on the opposite side.
Newcastle are affording Liverpool far too much space in the final third, Suso cuts in this time and gets a corner after his shot is deflected.
This time Liverpool profit down the right as Wisdom is left one-on-one with Cisse but shanks his cross into the crowd behind the goal.
Suarez goes to ground, yes really, after trying to dink the ball round Coloccini. Not much doing there in my opinion.
More joy down the left wing after Ben Arfa loses the ball, he gets the ball into the area then drives it across the face and Coloccini concedes a corner. Great start from the home side.
Anita fouls Sterling and Krul has to punch clear Gerrard's fierce delivery from the left wing.
An early boo for Jose Enrique from the travelling fans. He took some fearful stick at St James' Park last season.
KICK OFF - we are underway at Anfield...
Here come the teams, to a warm reception...
Gerrard's 600th appearance has drawn praise from Wayne Rooney who has just tweeted: "Congrats to stevie g on 600 games. Great achievement whatever team u support."
It is 18 years since Newcastle won at Anfield, with Andy Cole and Rob Lee on the scoresheet that day, and with Liverpool winning just one of their home games so far this season Alan Pardew feels this could be time for the Toon to break the hoodoo.
Newcastle make three changes from the side that beat West Brom 2-1 as Vurnon Anita, Steven Taylor and Papiss Cisse come in. Demba Ba is fit to start.
On to the team news and Liverpool are unchanged from the team that drew 2-2 in the Merseyside derby last week. Captain Steven Gerrard makes his 600th appearance for the club.
Then, bizarrely, the following season Newcastle lost 4-3 again, this time under the guidance of former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish. I think we'd all settle for a seven-goal thriller today right?
Of course, its status was secured by the game many still recall as one of the greatest in the top flight's history, that 4-3 at Anfield in 1996. It was the game that helped break the back of Newcastle's title challenge under Kevin Keegan.
Good afternoon everyone and welcome to one of the iconic fixtures in Premier League history, Liverpool v Newcastle.