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Philippe Coutinho insists the Barcelona episode is over and he's committed to Liverpool

And Jurgen Klopp's visitors ultimately had to settle for a point - meaning they have won just one of their last seven games in all competitions.

"Obviously Sadio (serving a three-match domestic suspension) had nine or 10 days with no football game, so had a little bit of lack of rhythm".

"When you get just one point at home we can not be happy, but against a top six (team) like Liverpool, creating so many chances, you have to be a little bit happy", manager Rafa Benitez said.

The Magpies now sit in ninth place after last weekend's 1-0 defeat against Brighton and Hove Albion, and Benitez has not ruled out the possibility of silverware.

Liverpool take on Newcastle United at St James Park hoping to build upon last weeks victory over Leicester City in the Premier League.

"We can talk about whether they defend well or not, but not if they attack badly because they will still get chances, so we have to be solid". The second chance he had after the cross from Hendo [Jordan Henderson], I think he didn't see the ball.

"I thought that we were the better, more active side and that we created more chances".

Mignolet is set to return in goal for the trip to Newcastle, having missed the match in Moscow as Klopp has made a decision to play Loris Karius in the Champions League this season. We scored once and Newcastle scored once.

Rafa Benitez's side have nine points in their account and they are now placed tenth in the league.

The Reds opened the scoring through a sensational effort from Philippe Coutinho, but soon after a mixup between Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren allowed Joselu to equalise.

Liverpool have no fresh injury concerns, although the long-term injuries to Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Bogdan see the trio miss out on yet another game. "I have a lot of positive relationships with the fans, so I have very good memories and it will be very emotional".

"I remember some of his runs against one of the senior players, who couldn't keep up with him".

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