Newcastle United issue ‘concerning’ injury update ahead of Liverpool clash

Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
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.

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“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.

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“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.”

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