December 29, 2023

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Newcastle United's Miguel Almiron celebrates scoring his side's second goal with teammates during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Fulham FC at St. James Park on December 16, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Alex Dodd - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Before their match against Liverpool on New Year’s Day, Newcastle United has revealed their most recent batch of training photos, and one man is noticeably missing.


In an attempt to win at Anfield for the first time since 1994, players like Bruno Guimaraes and Alexander Isak have been training for the forthcoming match.

It will be a challenging task, particularly considering how badly Newcastle is performing and how well Liverpool is playing.

Furthermore, it doesn’t appear that any of the Magpies’ injured players will return. Neither Joe Willock nor Harvey Barnes appeared to be recovering from their injuries, and Eddie Howe was unable to provide a positive update on either player.

That is a setback, and the most recent training photos posted on the team’s official website are also not encouraging.

No one saw Miguel Almiron and others during Newcastle’s training.

Newcastle United’s official website now features 26 images from Friday morning’s training session.

Newcastle United’s Paraguayan midfielder #24 Miguel Almiron appeals for a penalty following a tackle on Newcastle United’s Swedish striker #14 Alexander Isak during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest at St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on December 26, 2023. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Miguel Almiron is one of the several senior players who hasn’t been included in the photo.

Almiron was not mentioned by Howe at his pre-game news conference, but given that he hasn’t been seen in practice, some fans may be unsure about his availability for Monday night’s encounter against Liverpool.

The 29-year-old, who has started 11 straight games for the Magpies, is receiving a lot of criticism from supporters following a run of subpar outings. The Paraguayan has been having a concerning run of form, missing clear opportunities against teams like Everton and AC Milan. He was substituted off the field after 55 minutes against Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day.

It’s unclear why he hasn’t been seen in training given there was no indication of an injury. It might be as easy as the camera missing him instead of him being a question mark for Liverpool right now.

No one could be found in any of the 26 pictures from Friday morning’s training session that were posted on the team’s official website, including Callum Wilson, Kieran Trippier, and Jamaal Lascelles.

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