The five Newcastle United players who will be absent for Liverpool clash

Liverpool can go top of the Premier League with a victory over Newcastle and put pressure on Man City.

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A win for Jurgen Klopp’s side will see them move two points ahead of City in the title race.

Should Pep Guardiola’s side slip-up at Elland Road, Liverpool’s top-flight fate will move into their own hands.

However, Klopp won’t be underestimating Newcastle – just like he didn’t Villarreal in the Champions League semi-final first leg earlier this week.

The Magpies are well clear of relegation yet aren’t showing any signs of downing tools.

They’ve won their past four games and are keen to take momentum into next season.

However, Eddie Howe has five players unavailable for the visit of the Reds.

England international Kieran Trippier is back in training following a fractured metatarsal.

Yet this game comes too soon for the defender.

Callum Wilson (Achilles and calf) is also making decent progress but is not as far advanced as Trippier.

Ryan Fraser (hamstring) may not play again this season while Isaac Hayden (knee) and Jamal Lewis (groin) were not registered in the Magpies’ updated 25-man Premier League squad.

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