Newcastle United rocked by Sean Longstaff injury blow

Sean Longstaff is OUT of Newcastle United’s visit to Anfield.

Sean Longstaff.
Sean Longstaff.

The midfielder – who made his Premier League debut away to Liverpool last season – has suffered an ankle injury and will miss tomorrow’s game.

Head coach Steve Bruce said: “Unfortunately, Sean turned an ankle in training, and won’t be in contention for the weekend. We won’t quite know how serious it is for another couple of days, but it’s a blow for us.

“It’s one of them awful ones. He goes to stop a cross, and gets his ankle caught. It’s one of those freak ones that unfortunately happen. You come off the pitch and we’re all disappointed. We’ve lost a player to a freak accident, but that’s what happens in football.”

Bruce will also be without Allan Saint-Maximin (hamstring), Dwight Gayle (calf) and Matt Ritchie (ankle). Andy Carroll, meanwhile, is progressing well in his recovery from ankle surgery.