Newcastle v Liverpool: Tiote Returns
Written by Newcastle Utd
Cheick Tiote returns to the Newcastle United starting line-up for Saturday's Barclays Premier League fixture against Liverpool
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
Cheick Tiote returns to the Newcastle United starting line-up for Saturday's Barclays Premier League home fixture against Liverpool (5.30pm kick-off).
The Ivorian enforcer missed last weekend's trip to West Bromwich Albion with a hamstring complaint, but is back in against the Reds as United's only change at St. James' Park.
Tiote comes in for Yoan Gouffran, who drops down to the substitutes' bench, and it means a slight reshuffle for the Magpies, starting in a 4-3-3 formation.
It is also just a single change for the visitors, with Daniel Sturridge coming in to replace Luis Suarez, who starts a ten-game ban.
Liverpool include ex-Magpie Jose Enrique, along with former Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson and ex-Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing.
Liverpool (4-2-3-1): Jose Reina; Glen Johnson, Jamie Carragher, Daniel Agger, Jose Enrique; Lucas, Steven Gerrard (c); Stewart Downing, Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho; Daniel Sturridge
Substitutes: Brad Jones, Andre Wisdom, Sebastian Coates, Martin Skrtel, Jonjo Shelvey, Suso, Fabio Borini
Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)