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Team news for Sunday's Premier League clash between Liverpool and Newcastle at Anfield on Sunday (kick-off 12pm).

Last Updated: 29/04/11 at 14:25

Carroll: Hoping to be fit

Carroll: Hoping to be fit

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is hopeful striker Andy Carroll will be fit to face his former club.

The £35million club record signing, who left the Magpies in January, missed Saturday's victory over Birmingham with a knee injury but will be assessed over the weekend to see whether he has recovered.

Teenage full-back Jack Robinson came off with cramp against Blues but is fit to retain his place in the starting line-up.

Goalkeeper Steve Harper returns to the Newcastle squad after overcoming a knee injury.

The 36-year-old, who has missed the last two games, will travel to Anfield, although whether or not he replaces deputy Tim Krul remains to be seen.

Skipper Kevin Nolan has recovered from a slight muscle strain, but loan signing Stephen Ireland has been ruled out for the rest of the season by an ankle injury after making just two appearances as a substitute.

Hatem Ben Arfa continues his rehabilitation after returning to training from a double leg fracture, but Danny Guthrie (shin), Leon Best (ankle), Dan Gosling (knee) and Alan Smith (ankle) remain on the sidelines.

Liverpool (from): Reina, Flanagan, Carragher, Skrtel, Robinson, Lucas, Spearing, Meireles, Rodriguez, Kuyt, Suarez, Carroll, Gulacsi, Kyrgiakos, Wilson, Shelvey, Cole, Poulsen, Ngog, Coady.

Newcastle (from): Harper, Krul, Sodeberg, Simpson, Ferguson, Enrique, Coloccini, Williamson, S. Taylor, R. Taylor, Perch, Tiote, Barton, Gutierrez, Nolan, Vuckic, Tavernier, Richardson, Lovenkrands, Ameobi, Ranger, Kuqi.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 04 April 2015
12:45
Arsenal v Liverpool  
15:00
Everton v So'ton  
Leicester v West Ham  
Man Utd v A Villa  
Swansea v Hull City  
W Brom v QPR  
17:30
Chelsea v Stoke  
Sunday, 05 April 2015
13:30
Burnley v Tottenham  
16:00
S'land v Newcastle  
Monday, 06 April 2015
20:00
C Palace v Man City  

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