When and Where: The Barclays Premier League match kicks off from the Sports Direct Arena at 8.30 a.m. Sunday ET. A live stream will be available with a subscription to FoxSoccer2Go.

Preview: Few would have predicted at the start of the season that at the time of this fixture Newcastle would be eight points above Liverpool in the Premier League standings.

But the two clubs' vastly different strategies in the transfer market have also led to greatly contrasting fortunes on the field.

Newcastle have exceeded all expectations with a strategy based on uncovering gems across Europe for relatively low fees. It is something akin to the Moneyball strategy that was anticipated at Liverpool under their American owners.

But instead Liverpool have splashed the cash on largely British talent in the past 18 months, with some mixed results, to put it mildly.

If there is one signing that highlights the diverging fortunes and strategies of both clubs in their recruitment policies, it is Liverpool's signing of then-Newcastle striker Andy Carroll for £35 million ($56 million).

Carroll has struggled since the move, scoring just five Premier League goals since. Newcastle, on the other hand, have used the money wisely. Indeed, Carroll's replacement, Demba Ba, was brought in on a free transfer and has gone onto hit 16 league goals so far this season.

With Liverpool now having fallen behind local rivals Everton in the standings, manager Kenny Dalglish can no longer rely on success in the cups and his reputation as a Liverpool legend to save him from the fans' criticism.

The Reds have badly underachieved this season and they need to show signs of progress before the season's end to convince the Anfield faithful that there is better to come next season.

Team News: Newcastle will be without captain Fabricio Coloccini, who tore a hamstring in the win over West Brom last Sunday. Midfielder James Perch will step into the breach. Jonas Gutierrez will also play out of position at left-back, while Cheick Tiote returns in the midfield.

Confirmed Newcastle XI: Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Perch, Gutierrez, Guthrie, Tiote, Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Cisse, Ba

For Liverpool, midfielder Charlie Adam will be unavailable with a knee injury, meaning Jonjo Shelvey gets a rare start. Andy Carroll starts against his former club up front.

Confirmed Liverpool XI: Reina, Flanagan, Carragher, Skrtel, Enrique, Gerrard, Spearing, Shelvey, Bellamy, Suarez, Carroll

Prediction: With five defeats from their last six league matches, Liverpool come into the game in a desperate run of form. And, while all hope has disappeared for the visitors of achieving Champions League qualification, Newcastle are still in with a shout. The Magpies are currently just five points off of fourth spot.

Newcastle's injuries in the center of defense will be a concern. But with Liverpool being so lackluster in front of goal this season, the home side may cope with a makeshift back line.

The strike partnership of Ba and Papiss Cisse, joined by the in-form Hatem Ben Arfa, could well be the deciding factor in leading Newcastle to another impressive victory.

Newcastle 3-1 Liverpool