Rafa Benitez has recalled Jonjo Shelvey to his Newcastle United starting XI for Liverpool's visit to St James's Park.
Benitez's side take on his former club in a televised game this afternoon (4.30pm kick-off).
And Shelvey and Javier Manquillo have been recalled to his team for the Premier League fixture.
Shelvey hasn't started a game since the opening weekend of the season, when he was sent off for stamping on Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli.
The midfielder – who had a spell at Liverpool earlier in his career – went on to serve a three-game ban.
Shelvey broke his silence on his "moment of madness" against Tottenham ahead of the match.
The 25-year-old replaces Isaac Hayden in the starting XI, while Manquillo comes in at left-back for Chancel Mbemba, who has been left out completely.
Manquillo spent the 2014-15 season on loan at Liverpool from Atletico Madrid.
Striker Joselu – who has missed a series of chances in recent weeks – keep his place up front. Aleksandar Mitrovic, back from a three-match ban, is not involved.
Newcastle, beaten by Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend, are ninth in the Premier League table.
NEWCASTLE UNITED: Elliot; Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Manquillo; Merino, Shelvey; Ritchie, Perez, Atsu; Joselu. Subs: Darlow, Gamez, Lejeune, Diame, Hayden, Murphy, Gayle.
LIVERPOOL: Mignolet, Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Coutinho, Salah, Mane Sturridge. Subs: Karius, Klavan, Milner, Can, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino, Solanke.