Newcastle United issue ‘concerning’ injury update ahead of Liverpool clash
Newcastle United have provided an injury update on Joe Willock, Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron ahead of Liverpool.
Eddie Howe has issued an update on Joe Willock, Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron following their withdrawals against Bournemouth.
Willock was the first to be forced off in the 35th-minute after picking up a hamstring injury. Saint-Maximin and Almiron were both substituted inside the remaining 10 minutes.
“Miggy and Maxi I don’t think are too bad. Miggy, I think got a stamp on his, so I think he’ll be OK. Maxi, I think, was just a knock. The concern from today is Joe Willock who has a hamstring problem. We’ll see how he is.”
Newcastle United were held to their fifth draw in six matches - but extended their unbeaten run to 17 matches.
Howe’s side were made to pay for a poor start following Marco Sensei’s opener but equalised on the brink of half-time through Miguel Almiron - his 10th goal of the campaign.
“It was a tough game, we knew it was going to be,” Howe said. Bournemouth have a new energy, a lot of new signings and pace in their team.
“We weren’t at our best today, there’s no doubt about that. There were some really good passages of play but the final ball was missing. We threatened to produce a really good performance but we couldn’t capitalise when getting the ball in good areas.”