Miguel Almiron

Good for Liverpool, bad for Man City: Rafa Benitez’s Miguel Almiron update

Newcastle 3 – Southampton 1

It was a superb Saturday for Newcastle as they beat Southampton 3-1 at St James’ Park.

Ayoze Perez scored a hat-trick to sink the Saints.

Working on a shoestring budget, Rafa Benitez has performed another miracle at Newcastle this season.

The Magpies are up to 12th in the league with 41 points from 35 games.

Rafa Benitez’s Miguel Almiron update

However Newcastle’s latest victory came at a cost.

Record signing Miguel Almiron was subbed out of the match with a hamstring injury.

After the match Benitez gave the following update on Almiron:

It is his (Almiron) first injury of this type. He was doing well and the fans love him.

He was working very hard, and it is not easy for a player who was doing well in another country, at a massive club in front of 52,000 fans, to then get injured and maybe have to be out for the rest of the season.

If that wasn’t enough, Fabian Schar also sustained an injury against Southampton.

Good for Liverpool, bad for Man City

Newcastle’s injury problems are good news for Liverpool.

Liverpool still have to travel to St James’ Park as they attempt to win the league ahead of Man City.

Almiron is certain to miss the Liverpool game, while it’s unclear if Schar will be fit.

Some Man City fans may have already been cynical about Newcastle’s chances of beating Liverpool considering Rafa Benitez’s relationship with the Reds.

Man City, meanwhile, face Man United away in their toughest remaining fixture.

City could be without Kevin De Bruyne for the United match after he picked up an injury against Tottenham yesterday.

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