Last Updated: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:16
Newcastle will be without Argentinan duo Fabricio Coloccini and Jonas Gutierrez for Saturday's home clash with Liverpool.
Central defender Coloccini has been ruled out with a groin injury, while midfielder Gutierrez has been allowed to return to his native country for personal reasons.
Steven Taylor, a potential replacement for Coloccini, is unlikely to have recovered in time from a hamstring problem, so Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is in line to start alongside Mike Williamson against the joint Premier League leaders.
Boss Alan Pardew says the Magpies can cope without Coloccini while he stressed he wants no repeat of the 6-0 hammering Brendan Rodgers' side inflicted on his team back in April.
"There's no reason that we can't cope with Colo's absence," he said, before reflecting on the last time the two sides met at St James' Park.
"It's probably the heaviest defeat I have had as a manager and you have to make sure that it doesn't happen again and try to build yourselves up, which we did after that, and takes some sort of positive out of it, that it won't happen again," he said.
"Psychologically, it's a completely different place to where we were. We were off the back of a defeat to Sunderland."
Pardew added: "But we are in a much better place now and I think we will give a much better account of ourselves. I certainly hope so."
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