December 8, 2023

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 7: Fans of Everton protest against the Premier League calling them corrupt following their 10 point deduction during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on December 7, 2023 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

More injuries is the last thing Newcastle United needs right now.


On Sunday, Newcastle plays in the Premier League against Tottenham. On Wednesday, they host AC Milan in the Champions League.


It’s clear that weariness is starting to set in after Thursday night’s crushing defeat at Everton.


Eddie Howe’s reliance on so few players is unavoidable, even though it is not the sole cause of the loss (mistakes and wasted opportunities likely contributed more).


Yes, last night it looked like one of them was having trouble.


Newcastle star Tino Livramento could “barely run” against Everton

Tino Livramento: Newcastle star could ‘barely run’ against Everton

As was pointed out by Sky Sports journalist Joe Shread during the outlet’s live coverage of the game, Livramento could “barely run” towards the end of the game.


The 21-year-old has been Newcastle’s starting left-back since Dan Burn got injured and continues to impress, though simply cannot be afforded much rest due to the lack of available bodies.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 07: Valentino Livramento of Newcastle United is fouled by Idrissa Gueye of Everton FC (27) during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on December 07, 2023 in Liverpool, England.


“Livramento, among others, looks like he can barely run as the minutes tick down,” he said at 21.26 GMT on 08/12/2023.


Injuries have been brutal for Newcastle and the demands of domestic and European football are catching up on them.”


Everton FC v Newcastle United – Premier League

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Tino Livramento: Baptism of fire for Newcastle star

Livramento was not expected to be a starting regular for Newcastle this season when he first arrived from Southampton.


Still, with Burn out, he’s had to play on the opposite flank to Trippier, when he was initially brought in as a high-level back-up.


Now, his regular inclusion in the squad has been a good thing. Impressive again at Goodison Park even despite the result, he looks bound for a successful Newcastle career.


In an ideal world, he would be afforded a rest but Lewis Hall does not look near the same level right now and the schedule simply does not allow for Howe to rotate amid so many injuries.

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