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Under manager Rafael Benitez, Newcastle United have re-adjusted to life in the Premier League remarkably well, especially considering a transfer period widely regarded as poor.

They invite Liverpool to St James’ Park today (k-o 4.30pm) in the hope of maintaining their positive start.

Striker Dwight Gayle has been in good form, though he’s unlikely to repeat his 23-goal tally in the Championship last season.

But can he inflict serious damage on the red half of Merseyside?