Mehdi Abeid, Vurnon Anita and Gabriel Obertan start for Newcastle at Anfield

FIT ... Mehdi Abeid.
FIT ... Mehdi Abeid.

JOHN Carver has made three changes to his Newcastle United side for tonight’s game at Anfield after the club’s derby disaster.

Mehdi Abeid, Vurnon Anita and Gabriel Obertan come into his starting XI.

Yoan Gouffran, Sammy Ameobi and Jonas Gutierrez drop down to the bench for the televised game against Liverpool (8pm kick-off).

Newcastle were beaten 1-0 by Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in their last outing.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Krul, R Taylor, Janmaat, Williamson, Colback, Anita, Abeid, Sissoko, Cabella, Obertan, Perez. Subs: Elliot, Sterry, Gouffran, Gutierrez, Ameobi, Armstrong, Riviere.

LIVERPOOL: Mignolet, Johnson, Can, Lovren, Moreno, Allen, Lucas, Henderson, Ibe, Coutinho, Sterling. Subs: Jones, Toure, Lambert, Manquillo, Borini, Brannagan, Markovic.