Daryl Janmaat injured and a doubt for Liverpool
It has now been revealed that Daryl Janmaat played through the pain barrier against Sunderland.
One of the few players who could still hold their heads up after a fifth derby defeat in a row, it has emerged that the Dutch international picked up a calf injury in the warm-up before kick-off at the Stadium of Light.
The Newcastle medical team believed he may have a slight tear in his calf but with so few other options, Daryl Janmaat had to play at centre-back in the derby.
Whether he could have managed to play his usual more energy-sapping role up and down the right side must be doubtful.
Liverpool is a week today and Janmaat is to be assessed by the Newcastle club doctor to see whether he will be available.
John Carver speaking to the Shields Gazette:
“We came in after the warm-up and Daryl Janmaat had a calf problem, he might have a slight tear in his calf.
“Thankfully he got through the 90 minutes but that was what I had to deal with going into this game.”
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