Sky Sports pundit states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Newcastle

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Charlie Nicholas is backing Liverpool FC to continue their 100 per cent start to the season with a 2-0 win over Newcastle United on Saturday.

The Reds head into this weekend’s round of fixtures after having taken maximum points from their opening four Premier League games.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have been able to build a two-point lead ahead of Manchester City as the Reds aim to try and pull away from last season’s champions.

Liverpool FC, who were 3-0 winners at Burnley last time out, will now turn their attentions towards their home clash against the Magpies on Saturday lunchtime.

And former Arsenal star Nicholas is tipping the Reds to seal a straightforward 2-0 win in front of their home fans on Merseyside.

Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Nicholas said: “I am reading this week that there are a few injuries floating around. Steve Bruce’s last away game at Tottenham was a stunning result.

“Newcastle will be better suited away from home – they do not know what their fans will be doing regarding ownership.

“I don’t know who will be fit for Liverpool or whether they will go with the formidable front three, but at the moment Liverpool look as though they can wipe the floor with most teams.

“You cannot open up against them. Joelinton needs time and will not get any service. We will see how structured Newcastle can be at the back – they will have been working hard defensively.”

Liverpool FC are aiming to go one step further than they did last season and lift the Premier League trophy after they finished a single point behind Manchester City in the table.

The Reds did, however, win their first major trophy under Klopp last term when they lifted the Champions League trophy thanks to a 2-0 victory over Spurs in the final.

Liverpool FC will return to Champions League action on Tuesday night with their group stage opener away at Napoli.

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