Despite the doomsday atmosphere present around the club coming into the season, life under Steve Bruce at St. James' Park has not actually been that bad thus far, with Newcastle collecting four points from their opening four fixtures.
The Magpies did get knocked out of the EFL Cup, but prior to this defeat Bruce had led his side to a famous 1-0 win over Tottenham and a 1-1 draw with last year's FA Cup finalists, Watford.
This fine league form is unlikely to continue however, as Newcastle's next fixture is a daunting trip to Anfield on Saturday lunchtime.
Here's is which starting XI 90min thinks is best equipped to perform a miracle and prevent the Magpies from losing against Jurgen Klopp's side.
Goalkeeper & Defenders
Martin Dubravka (GK) - One of Newcastle's standout performers of last season,
Jonjo Shelvey (CM) - With Sean Longstaff unfortunately ruled out with an ankle injury, Jonjo Shelvey will have a chance to impress against his former club. In games similar to this last campaign, the 27-year-old was often rested as he was not viewed to possess the appropriate defensive discipline to sit in a low-block. This is a perfect opportunity to prove to his new manager that these perceptions were wrong.
Isaac Hayden (CM) - A far more disciplined, defensive-minded player than Shelvey, Hayden will play a key role in disrupting Liverpool's slick midfield. The 24-year-old has played every second for the Magpies in the Premier League this season and will be hoping to keep this record going against the Reds.
Miguel Almirón (RW) - Since joining Newcastle for a club record fee last January, Almirón has been rather underwhelming. The Paraguay international may have got his first goal for the national team this week but he is still waiting to score for his new club. Could Anfield be the place to break his duck?
Joelinton (ST) - Joelinton often has a thankless task leading the line for the Magpies with creativity in very short supply. Despite this, the powerful Brazilian has still managed to open his scoring account under Steve Bruce and his work rate never falters.
Chrstian Atsu (LW) - Atsu's career stats make for grim reading. Over 200 games played and only 22 goals scored. Ah well, maybe he's more of a creator...Nope - he's only managed 23 assists in the same time. While this is less than impressive, an injury to Allan Saint-Maximin means that the Ghanaian has residency over the left-wing spot for at least the next month.
Source : 90min