Liverpool FC vs Newcastle United: 5 players who played for both clubs
Liverpool will welcome Newcastle United to Anfield on Saturday, after the lengthy first international break of the 2019-20 season. The two clubs are in pretty different positions, with the Reds flying in first place after winning their opening four games and the Magpies undergoing turmoil with the ownership scene at the club.
These sides do have a history with one another, sharing multiple Premier League classics over the years. They have also shared a couple of managers, including Kenny Dalglish and Rafa Benitez. The latter was in charge of Newcastle until the end of last season, before leaving the club due to a disagreement with the owners of the club.
There have also been a host of players who have played for both Liverpool and Newcastle. Some of them are pretty high profile, like a certain Englishman who's in the spotlight thanks to some of the comments in his book. There have been some direct transfers between the two clubs, as well as a surprising name you might not have known of.
Here are five notable players who turned out for Liverpool as well as Newcastle United.
#5 James Milner
James Milner is now a key part of the Liverpool squad, winning the Champions League last season. But he has played for a host of Premier League clubs over his career.
After starting off at Leeds United, Milner joined Newcastle United in 2004 after his boyhood club got relegated from the top flight. The midfielder developed over time up in Tyneside, with a season-long loan at Aston Villa in the middle.
By the time he made his way out of Newcastle, Milner had grown into a solid and experienced Premier League player. He remains at the highest possible level today, as his experience and mentality are crucial to Jürgen Klopp's side.