Newcastle boss Steve Bruce gives update on Fabian Schar after Liverpool

Schar injured vs Liverpool

Newcastle United and Liverpool went head-to-head in Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off.

The Magpies started pretty brightly, taking the lead in the 7th minute via Jetro Willems.

However, Jurgen Klopp’s side eventually stepped it up, with Sadio Mane bagging himself a brace by the 40th minute.

Mohamed Salah got Liverpool’s final goal of the day vs Newcastle.

As well as coming away from Anfield without any points, Newcastle were also forced to bring Fabian Schar off in the 80th minute.

Steve Bruce would provide an update on Schar after the Liverpool clash:

“It’s the calf, we’re not sure if it’s cramp or a tear.

“The medical department say he does suffer from cramp a little bit.

“We do hope it’s that.” As quoted by the Newcastle Chronicle.

Bruce also spoke about Sean Longstaff, who missed Saturday’s defeat to Liverpool:

 “We have no update. We don’t know how bad it is.

“We know he has twisted it, we don’t think it’s that severe.

“Whether it’s going to be next week is touch and go.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 22: Graham Potter, head coach of Ostersunds FK claps the fans after UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Arsenal and Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium on February 22, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Newcastle vs Brighton

Newcastle’s next game is at home to Brighton on Saturday the 21st of September.

The North-East outfit will no doubt be hoping that both Schar and Longstaff are fit to feature vs the Seagulls.

Brighton are currently 15th in the Premier League with five points from five games.

Brighton’s last game saw them draw 1-1 with Burnley on Saturday.

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