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Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool Search for New Defence, Consider Fresh Darwin Nunez Decision

Liverpool secured a 2-1 win against Newcastle United despite being reduced to 10 men, with substitute Darwin Nunez scoring a late brace. The team faces potential changes in their lineup due to suspensions and injuries.

Liverpool showcased their resilience once again as they came from behind to secure a memorable 2-1 victory against Newcastle United. Substitute Darwin Nunez stole the show with a late brace, cancelling out Anthony Gordon's early goal. The win was even more impressive considering Liverpool played with 10 men following Virgil van Dijk's early red card.

Looking ahead, Liverpool will face Aston Villa next Sunday, and manager Jurgen Klopp will have to make some changes to his lineup. The absence of their first-choice center-back pairing, with Van Dijk suspended and Ibrahima Konate doubtful due to a muscle problem, will be a major blow. Joel Matip started in the last game alongside Joe Gomez, while Jarell Quansah made his debut from the bench. There are also rumors that Nat Phillips could leave the club before the transfer deadline.

In the midfield, Liverpool may have some additional options as Thiago Alcantara and Curtis Jones are expected to resume full training. Both players have been out with injuries, with Thiago sidelined for four months. Stefan Bajcetic, who recently returned from a lengthy injury absence, is still waiting for his first minutes on the pitch. However, it is likely that the same midfield that started against Newcastle will retain their places. Defensive midfielder Wataru Endo made his first start, while Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai made significant contributions to the win.

Harvey Elliott continues to impress with his cameo appearances and could be in line for a starting role soon. Cody Gakpo has also returned as an attacking option. The biggest question for Klopp is whether to reward Nunez for his two-goal performance with a starting spot. Nunez has only started once in the center of the attack since February, with Gakpo and Diogo Jota being preferred in that position. Luis Diaz, who scored in the first two games of the season, may also face competition for his role from Gakpo and Jota.

Mohamed Salah has been deployed as a lone striker in a 4-4-1 formation when Liverpool were reduced to 10 men in the last two games. However, Salah is the first-choice right winger. Teenager Ben Doak was once again on the bench in the last game.

Overall, Liverpool's victory against Newcastle was a testament to their resilience and depth in the squad. Despite the challenges they face with injuries and suspensions, Klopp will have to make some tough decisions regarding his lineup for the upcoming game against Aston Villa.

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