Unbeaten in their previous four meetings with Newcastle United, Liverpool will look to keep the good times rolling after their last-gasp triumph over Swansea in the League Cup and we know just the man to help them out.
The Reds may have endured a so-so start to the current Premier League season, but one man who continues to go from strength to strength for the Merseysiders is Raheem Sterling.
England fatigue debates aside, the Liverpool star has been among the most consistent performers for Brendan Rodgers this season and is the club’s current top scorer with three goals already this term, having racked up nine for the Reds last term.
Little wonder then that Ladbrokes are giving the 19-year-old the price boost treatment for Saturday’s trip to St James’ Park.
From 8am on Saturday, customers can take advantage of the tempting 7/1 being offered on the Three Lions favourite scoring first against Newcastle.
Boosted from the original price of 6/1, this is your chance to cash in on Sterling, who has form for finding the net first in the Premier League this term.
The 19-year-old opened the scoring in Liverpool’s 2-1 opening day win over Southampton and also scored first when the Merseysiders put Tottenham to the sword at White Hart Lane in a 3-0 triumph for the visitors.
Having also found the net first against Norwich and Manchester City last term, a goal could well come against a Newcastle side that has shipped 11 in their last four meetings with Liverpool.
The Reds could certainly do with a win after drawing a blank against Hull last time out in the Premier League and while Newcastle head into this encounter having knocked Manchester City out of the League Cup, home form remains something of a concern.
A last-gasp win over Leicester stands as the Toon’s only victory at St James’ Park in four top-flight fixtures so far this term and with memories of their 6-0 demolition at the hands of the Reds back April 2013 fresh in the mind, it could be another bad day at the office for Alan Pardew and the gang.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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