Momo Sissoko returns for Liverpool in place of suspended Xabi Alonso and the reds drop the three pronged strike force.
Peter Crouch makes way for the return of Bolo Zenden.
Craig Bellamy plays for the second time returning to Newcastle United and is sure for a hostile reception at St James Park.
New red Alvaro Arbeola could be in line for his first Liverpool appearance – he starts on the bench.
Liverpool team confirmed: Reina, Finnan, Riise, Agger, Carragher, Sissoko, Gerrard, Pennant, Zenden, Bellamy, Kuyt. Subs – Dudek, Arbeloa, Hyypia, Crouch, Guthrie
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