Newcastle conclude their season with a tough trip to Anfield on a day where Liverpool could still win their first Premier League title.

The Reds must beat Newcastle and hope Manchester City slip up at home to West Ham United to clinch their first league title in 20 years.

The Magpies ended their six-game losing run with a 3-0 home triumph over Cardiff City last week, a match where thousands of their own fans walked out of St James’ Park in protest at the club’s owners.

There are no such plans this week, although the mood is hardly optimistic ahead of a visit to a team who have scored 99 goals in the league this season.

Player of the Year winner Luis Suarez has 31 of those, while strike partner Daniel Sturridge has 20 for himself. The two’s combined total of 51 goals is nine more than the entire Newcastle squad have managed all season.

Under pressure Toon manager Alan Pardew has no fresh injury worries ahead of the game but is expected to again leave out Hatem Ben Arfa. The Frenchman may have played his last match for the Magpies as he falls further out of favour with his manager.

Youngster Adam Armstrong will also miss out as he has headed to Malta for England under-17’s European Championships.

Papiss Cisse and Davide Santon are both still out and the game comes too early for Ryan Taylor, who has been missing for almost a year with a knee ligament injury. The former Wigan defender is targeting next season for a first-team return.

Loic Remy is fit and expected to play what will most likely be his last game for Newcastle, as he heads back to QPR before ultimately signing for another team. It also looks like Shola Ameobi’s last game for the Geordies, as his 14-year affiliation with the club comes to an end.

Liverpool can call upon Jordan Henderson once again, after the former Sunderland man completed his suspension. Former Newcastle defender Jose Enrique has been missing since last year with injury, his place going to teenager Jon Flanagan, who has impressed in the Spaniard’s absence.

Arguably the biggest reason Liverpool look to have just missed out on the title is due to their defence. The Reds have conceded 49 goals so far this term, so there is hope for Newcastle to notch the goal that would make the half-century of goals conceded for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

If Newcastle are to get anything against Liverpool this weekend, they will have to overcome not one but two abysmal records. The Geordies have won just once at Anfield in the Premier League era – a 2-0 win in the 1993/94 season when Andy Cole and Rob Lee scored the goals.

The second record surrounds Newcastle’s final away day form. The Magpies have won just once – at Queens Park Rangers last season – in the entirety of the Premier League, a record that includes ten defeats.