Mags fitness boost for Liverpool clash as they bid to leapfrog Sunderland

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Kevin Mbabu is back in Newcastle United's squad for tomorrow's visit to Anfield – but Fabricio Coloccini is no closer to a return.

Defender Mbabu hasn’t featured for the first team since January.

But the 20-year-old has recovered from a thigh injury and will be in Rafa Benitez's squad for the Liverpool.

Fabricio Coloccini, however, remains sidelined at Newcastle with a calf problem, revealed Benitez at his pre-match press conference.

And Coloccini's defensive colleague Daryl Janmaat is also unavailable because of the hand and groin injuries he suffered at Southampton earlier this month.

Newcastle will leapfrog Sunderland if they beat Liverpool, with the Black cats not in action until Sunday when they host Arsenal.