Steve Bruce has lost just four of his last 17 Premier League matches with Liverpool (W5, D8)

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Liverpool duo James Milner and Joe Gomez are both pushing for recalls, but keeper Alisson and Nathaniel Clyne are still missing.

Midfielder Naby Keita is expected to return to training in the coming days following a calf injury in the preseason.

Sean Longstaff has to go to Newcastle after twisting his ankle in training.

Matt Ritchie, Allan Saint-Maximin, Andy Carroll, Dwight Gayle, DeAndre Yedlin and Florian Lejeune are also unavailable to Steve Bruce.

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